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Abstract Title: Nonscience Majors' Thinking About Ionizing Radiation
Abstract: We have been developing materials to teach nonscience majors about ionizing radiation in a science literacy course.  The Radiation by Inquiry Project (DUE 0942699) is uncovering problematic learned and spontaneous ideas about radiation, atoms, radioactivity, and the interaction of radiation with matter.  This poster identifies some of the common ideas, our tools and strategies for getting students beyond them, and provides evidence of substantial learning.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Andy Johnson
Black Hills State University
1200 University
CAMSE Unit 9005
Spearfish, SD 57799-9005
Phone: (605) 642-6508
Fax: (605) 642-6871
and Co-Presenter(s)
Anna Hafele, Black Hills State University