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Kalajian, Peter; Makarova, Maria – Physics Teacher, 2014
Humans have evolved to follow their intuition, but as any high school physics teacher knows, relying on intuition often leads students to predict outcomes that are at odds with evidence. Over the years, we have attempted to make this intuition-outcome disparity a central theme running throughout our physics classes, with limited success. Part of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Secondary School Science, High Schools
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Kalajian, Peter; Makarova, Maria – Physics Teacher, 2014
Humans have evolved to follow their intuition, but as any high school physics teacher knows, relying on intuition often leads students to predict outcomes that are at odds with evidence. Over the years, we have attempted to make this intuition-outcome disparity a central theme running throughout our physics classes, with limited success. Part of…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Physics, High School Students, Teaching Methods