ERIC Number: ED381399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Modeling Theory in Physics Instruction: A Draft.
Models occupy the content core of physics, and modeling is a major process for constructing and employing physics knowledge. A model is characterized by its domain, composition, structure, behavior, and organization. Problem solving is a schematic modeling process consisting of model selection, construction, validation, analysis, and deployment. A scientific model is defined in this draft and illustrated with the constantly driven particle model. A generic modeling process is also presented and illustrated in solving a particle mechanics problem. Contains 57 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (San Francisco, CA, April 22-25, 1995). For a related document, see SE 056 265.