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O'Brien, Michael J.; Thompson, John R. – Physics Teacher, 2009
The Physics First movement--teaching a true physics course to ninth-grade students--is gaining popularity in high schools. There are several different rhetorical arguments for and against this movement, and it is quite controversial in physics education. However, there is no actual evidence to assess the success, or failure, of this substantial…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grade 9, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science