ERIC Number: EJ665257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Representing and Meaning in History and in Classrooms: Developing Symbols and Conceptual Organizations of Free-Fall Motion.
Ford, Michael J.
Science and Education, v12 n1 p1-25 Jan 2003
Offers a psychological role that external representations can play in the process of refining intuitive ideas into scientific knowledge. Presents an argument for this role through historical analysis of Galileo's ramp experiments, then through documentation of an innovative 6th grade classroom activity. (Contains 19 references.) (Author/YDS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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