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Science Education
written by Richard Gunstone and Richard T. White
Reports results of a large-scale study that investigated the knowledge of gravity and related principles of mechanics possessed by first-year physics students (N=468) at Monash University, Australia. One conclusion is that students know a lot of physics but do not relate it to the everyday world.
Science Education: Volume 65, Issue 3, Pages 291-299
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Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Lower Undergraduate
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© 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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DOI:
10.1002/sce.3730650308
Keywords:
Australia, College Science, College Students, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Mechanics (Physics), Physics, Science Education, Science Education Research, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Metadata instance created June 13, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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September 23, 2007 by Lyle Barbato
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R. Gunstone and R. White, Sci. Educ. 65 (3), 291 (2005), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1002/sce.3730650308).
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R. Gunstone and R. White, Understanding of Gravity, Sci. Educ. 65 (3), 291 (2005), <https://doi.org/10.1002/sce.3730650308>.
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Gunstone, R., & White, R. (2005, June 30). Understanding of Gravity. Sci. Educ., 65(3), 291-299. Retrieved July 26, 2021, from https://doi.org/10.1002/sce.3730650308
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Gunstone, Richard, and Richard T. White. "Understanding of Gravity." Sci. Educ. 65, no. 3, (June 30, 2005): 291-299, https://doi.org/10.1002/sce.3730650308 (accessed 26 July 2021).
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Gunstone, Richard, and Richard T. White. "Understanding of Gravity." Sci. Educ. 65.3 (2005): 291-299. 26 July 2021 <https://doi.org/10.1002/sce.3730650308>.
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