Productive Physical Intuitions about Patterns of MotionAmerican Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting (2018)
In this exploratory study, we identify and characterize productive physical intuitions undergraduate pre-service STEM teachers used to investigate and make sense of the curious behavior of a weighted wheel. Relying on everyday experience and ideas generated through their ongoing study of various scientific disciplines, students were able to make sense of balance, oscillation, and threshold – important concepts for a wide range of scientific contexts, from simple mechanics to complex dynamical systems.
Publication DateWinter January, 2018
LocationSan Diego, CA
Citation InformationBenedikt W. Harrer and Virginia J. Flood. "Productive Physical Intuitions about Patterns of Motion" American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting (2018)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/benedikt_harrer/31/