ERIC Number: EJ372590
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Matter Scatter and Energy Anarchy. The Second Law of Thermodynamics is Simply Common Experience.
Ross, Keith A.
School Science Review, v69 n248 p438-45 Mar 1988
Shows that the second law of thermodynamics is in the common experience of many people and if taught first, before the law of conservation, can result in fewer misconceptions among pupils. Stresses the use of common experiences in teaching. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Energy Education, Experiential Learning, Force, Heat, Light, Misconceptions, Physical Sciences, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods, Thermodynamics
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A