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Exploring student conceptual resources about heat and temperature
written by Yohannes M. Abraham, Mikayla Valentin, Brynna Hansen, Lauren C. Bauman, and Amy Robertson
Previous literature about students' understanding of heat and temperature primarily emphasizes students' misunderstandings of canonical physics concepts. In our study, we used a resources-oriented approach to analyze 653 student responses to questions about thermal phenomena, looking for ways in which their responses could serve as valuable resources for continued learning. We identified three common conceptual resources: (A) heat transfer is directional; (B) an object's physical properties matter in thermal processes; and (C) hotter objects have more energy. These resources could be used to strengthen physics teaching by using students' understandings of heat and temperature to support the development of more advanced physics ideas.
Physics Education Research Conference 2021
Part of the PER Conference series
Virtual Conference: August 4-5, 2021
Pages 21-26
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
Thermo & Stat Mech
- First Law
= Heat Transfer
- Thermal Properties of Matter
= Temperature
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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10.1119/perc.2021.pr.Abraham
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1914572
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PERC 2021
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Metadata instance created September 28, 2021 by Lyle Barbato
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Y. Abraham, M. Valentin, B. Hansen, L. Bauman, and A. Robertson, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference, 2021, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15719&DocID=5453).
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Y. Abraham, M. Valentin, B. Hansen, L. Bauman, and A. Robertson, Exploring student conceptual resources about heat and temperature, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference, 2021, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15719&DocID=5453>.
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Abraham, Y., Valentin, M., Hansen, B., Bauman, L., & Robertson, A. (2021, August 4-5). Exploring student conceptual resources about heat and temperature. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference. Retrieved July 3, 2022, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15719&DocID=5453
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Abraham, Y, M. Valentin, B. Hansen, L. Bauman, and A. Robertson. "Exploring student conceptual resources about heat and temperature." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference, August 4-5, 2021. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15719&DocID=5453 (accessed 3 July 2022).
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Abraham, Yohannes M., Mikayla Valentin, Brynna Hansen, Lauren C. Bauman, and Amy Robertson. "Exploring student conceptual resources about heat and temperature." Physics Education Research Conference 2021. Virtual Conference: 2021. 21-26 of PER Conference. 3 July 2022 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15719&DocID=5453>.
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