ERIC Number: EJ628578
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Instability in Students' Use of Intuitive and Newtonian Models To Predict Motion: The Critical Effect of the Parameters Involved.
Mildenhall, P. T.; Williams, J. S.
International Journal of Science Education, v23 n6 p643-60 Jun 2001
Describes how children switch from intuitive to scientific methods of explanation of motion when the numerical conditions in the presented problem are changed. Investigates a case study where significant numbers of students appear to draw on different models of motion. Indicates that many students exhibit combinations of Aristotelian-like intuitions and Newtonian conceptions depending on the magnitudes of the quantities involved. (Contains 64 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
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