ERIC Number: EJ641935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Improving Learning by Discussing Controversies in 20th Century Physics.
Niaz, Mansoor; Rodriguez, Maria A.
Physics Education, v37 n1 p59-63 Jan 2002
Textbooks rarely emphasize how controversial some physics theories were at the time of their proposal. Makes the case that useful classroom debate can be generated by considering the controversy that arose over models of the atom such as Rutherford's and Bohr's, and ideas about fractional charges put forward by Millikan and arising from quark theory. (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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