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Abstract Title: Scaffolding student mechanistic reasoning about static and dynamic liquids
Abstract: The kinetic theory of gases provides a powerful set of mechanistic resources that allows students to reason productively about pressure in gases.  We give evidence students (and experts) are lacking similar resources for reasoning about liquids (especially water in an Introductory Physics for Life Science course) and provide initial evidence of some possibly productive resources.
Abstract Type: Symposium Poster
Parallel Session: Students' Understanding of Fluids

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Dawn Meredith
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824