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ERIC Number: EJ1120903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
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Kruse, Jerrid; Wilcox, Jesse
Science Teacher, v82 n2 p23-27 Feb 2015
High school students often enter classrooms with misconceptions about density. While many students may have studied the concept in middle school, they lack the understanding on which to build more advanced concepts, such as the particulate nature of matter. This lack of understanding poses problems for students' learning about Pascal's principle in physics, equilibrium and reaction rates in chemistry, diffusion in biology, convection currents in geology, and many other concepts. This article, along with a companion article, describes an inquiry-based approach to investigating density while engaging students in the scientific practices called for by the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013). [For the companion article, "Beyond an Equation," see EJ1120902.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A