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ERIC Number: EJ926911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Physics Thirst? A Survey of Ninth-Grade Physics Students
Korsunsky, Boris; Huckins, Grace
Physics Teacher, v49 n4 p208-211 Apr 2011
In 2008, this magazine ran an article describing the results of a survey of the eighth-graders who were about to begin their first physics course at Weston High School. The results helped this coauthor (BK) and his high school colleagues better understand the expectations of the incoming students. It seemed useful, however, to conduct another survey--one that would probe the attitudes and the perceptions of our ninth-graders who were actually taking physics. That survey was conducted in June 2010 by BK and GH (the latter, at the time, was a sophomore enrolled in BK's Advanced Placement[R] Physics C course).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A