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Presentation
Productive Physical Intuitions about Patterns of Motion
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting (2018)
  • Benedikt W. Harrer, San José State University
  • Virginia J. Flood, University of California, Berkeley
Abstract
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 Date
Winter January, 2018
Location
San Diego, CA
Citation Information
Benedikt 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/