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ERIC Number: EJ1143066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Introducing 12 Year-Olds to Elementary Particles
Wiener, Gerfried J.; Schmeling, Sascha M.; Hopf, Martin
Physics Education, v52 n4 Article 044001 Jul 2017
We present a new learning unit, which introduces 12 year-olds to the subatomic structure of matter. The learning unit was iteratively developed as a design-based research project using the technique of probing acceptance. We give a brief overview of the unit's final version, discuss its key ideas and main concepts, and conclude by highlighting the main implications of our research, which we consider to be most promising for use in the physics classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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