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This paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, shares the results of a density assessment administered to 787 middle school, high school, and college students; which indicate that students harbor numerous alternate conceptions, particularly a tendency to associate mass, volume, and density with size. The authors state that these responses can be interpreted as illustrating an inability to distinguish between these related concepts.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

NSDL,Density,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061213013404292T,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Assessment,Graduate/Professional,cognitive theory,Thermal Properties of Matter,density,student assessment,Conceptual Assessment,student understanding,Education Foundations,Higher Education,Middle School,PERC 2001,Physics,Thermo & Stat Mech,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education

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English

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