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written by Benjamin W. Dreyfus, Benjamin D. Geller, Julia Svoboda Gouvea, Vashti Sawtelle, Chandra Turpen, and Edward F. Redish
Teaching about energy in interdisciplinary settings that emphasize coherence among physics, chemistry, and biology leads to a more central role for chemical bond energy. We argue that an interdisciplinary approach to chemical energy leads to modeling chemical bonds in terms of negative energy. While recent work on ontological metaphors for energy has emphasized the affordances of the substance ontology, this ontology is problematic in the context of negative energy. Instead, we apply a dynamic ontologies perspective to argue that blending the substance and location ontologies for energy can be effective in reasoning about negative energy in the context of reasoning about chemical bonds. We present data from an introductory physics for the life sciences course in which both experts and students successfully use this blended ontology. Blending these ontologies is most successful when the substance and location ontologies are combined such that each is strategically utilized in reasoning about particular aspects of energetic processes.
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10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.10.020108
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IPLS, IPLS research, active transport, biology, chemical energy, molecular movement, motor proteins, potential energy
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Metadata instance created July 27, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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June 11, 2023 by Caroline Hall
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B. Dreyfus, B. Geller, J. Gouvea, V. Sawtelle, C. Turpen, and E. Redish, , Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 10 (2), 020108 (2014), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.10.020108).
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B. Dreyfus, B. Geller, J. Gouvea, V. Sawtelle, C. Turpen, and E. Redish, Ontological metaphors for negative energy in an interdisciplinary context, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 10 (2), 020108 (2014), <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.10.020108>.
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Dreyfus, B., Geller, B., Gouvea, J., Sawtelle, V., Turpen, C., & Redish, E. (2014, July 23). Ontological metaphors for negative energy in an interdisciplinary context. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 10(2), 020108. Retrieved February 29, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.10.020108
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Dreyfus, B, B. Geller, J. Gouvea, V. Sawtelle, C. Turpen, and E. Redish. "Ontological metaphors for negative energy in an interdisciplinary context." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 10, no. 2, (July 23, 2014): 020108, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.10.020108 (accessed 29 February 2024).
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Dreyfus, Benjamin, Benjamin Geller, Julia Svoboda Gouvea, Vashti Sawtelle, Chandra Turpen, and Edward F. Redish. "Ontological metaphors for negative energy in an interdisciplinary context." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 10.2 (2014): 020108. 29 Feb. 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.10.020108>.
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