ERIC Number: EJ635909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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When the Analogy Breaks Down: Modelling the Atom on the Solar System.
Taber, Keith S.
Physics Education, v36 n3 p222-26 May 2001
Analogy is one of the most potent tools in a teacher's repertoire and has been recognized as a common feature of quality science teaching. Emphasizes the limitations of the analogies used to explain scientific ideas. Highlights another potential difficulty: when the analogy is not as familiar to learners as the teacher may assume. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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