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Abstract Title: The Prevalence of Selected Buoyancy Alternate Conceptions in Two Colleges
Abstract: Review of prior studies, along with long-answer responses and interviews given at Grove City College, have identified over 150 alternate conceptions about buoyancy.  Several of those conceptions seemed unique, and we wondered how prevalent they are in the college-age population.  We designed both multiple-choice and free-response questions to probe those conceptions and asked those questions of students at both the University of Washington and Grove City College.  This paper will examine those results.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: DJ Wagner
Grove City College
100 Campus Drive
Grove City, PA 16127
Phone: 724-458-3789
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Peter Shaffer, University of Washington

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