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ERIC Number: EJ1037277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Motion on an Inclined Plane and the Nature of Science
Pendrill, Ann-Marie; Ekström, Peter; Hansson, Lena; Mars, Patrik; Ouattara, Lassana; Ryan, Ulrika
Physics Education, v49 n2 p180-186 Mar 2014
Friction is an important phenomenon in everyday life. All children are familiar with playground slides, which may thus be a good starting point for investigating friction. Motion on an inclined plane is a standard physics example. This paper presents an investigation of friction by a group of 11-year olds. How did they plan their investigations? What aspects of friction could they discern? What understanding of the nature of science was revealed--and developed--during their investigation and subsequent discussion with the teacher?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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