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Kalman, Calvin – Science & Education, 2010
This paper is centered on getting students to understand the nature of science (NOS) by considering historical material in relation to modern philosophers of science. This paper incorporates the methodology of contrasting cases in the calculus-based introductory physics course on optics and modern physics. Students study one philosopher all…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Calculus, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Caudill, Lester; Hill, April; Hoke, Kathy; Lipan, Ovidiu – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010
Funded by innovative programs at the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Richmond faculty in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and computer science teamed up to offer first- and second-year students the opportunity to contribute to vibrant, interdisciplinary research projects. The result was…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
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Ornek, Funda – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2008
In this paper, I discuss different types of models in science education and applications of them in learning and teaching science, in particular physics. Based on the literature, I categorize models as conceptual and mental models according to their characteristics. In addition to these models, there is another model called "physics model" by the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Education, Models, Classification
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Spall, Katie; Stanisstreet, Martin; Dickson, Dominic; Boyes, Edward – International Journal of Science Education, 2004
Studies exploring school students' views about science have not always distinguished between different branches of science. Here, the views of 1395 secondary school students aged 11-16 about physics and, as a science comparator, biology were determined using a closed-form questionnaire. Over the period of secondary schooling a decreasing…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Physics, Biology, Factor Analysis