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ERIC Number: EJ775762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Australian Students' Views on Nuclear Issues: Does Teaching Alter Prior Beliefs?
Cooper, Sarina; Yeo, Shelley; Zadnik, Marjan
Physics Education, v38 n2 p123-129 Mar 2003
We have investigated the conceptual understandings of seventy-eight 16-year-old Australian high school students' and their knowledge about several issues related to nuclear energy. As a result of their study of the physics topic Nuclear Technology, the students learned more about applications of nuclear technology, had better though still inadequate conceptual resources for explaining the effect of radiation on human tissue, but retained their fears of the potential for nuclear energy to cause widespread damage or disaster. (Contains 3 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia