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A. diSessa, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 11-14.
This paper sketches a careful analysis of an exceptional classroom event where students develop, without explicit instruction, a model equivalent to Newton’s thermal law as a…
  
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D. Meltzer, PERC 2001 Proceedings.
This paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, shares the results of a diagnostic quiz administered over the past two years in the calculus-based…
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M. Loverude, C. Kautz, and P. Heron, Am. J. Phys., 70 (2), 137-148 (2002).
We report on an investigation of student understanding of the first law of thermodynamics. The students involved were drawn from first-year university physics courses and a…
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D. Meltzer, Am. J. Phys., 72 (11), 1432-1446 (2004).
Many studies have shown that pre-university students have substantial learning difficulties related to heat, temperature, and related concepts. However, very few investigations have…
  
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A. Alesandrini, T. Huynh, L. Bauman, and A. Robertson, PERC 2022 Proceedings, 37-43.
We identify three conceptual resources that introductory physics students in our sample commonly use when reasoning microscopically about thermal physics topics: 1) differences will…
  
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Y. Abraham, M. Valentin, B. Hansen, L. Bauman, and A. Robertson, PERC 2021 Proceedings, 21-26.
Previous literature about students’ understanding of heat and temperature primarily emphasizes students’ misunderstandings of canonical physics concepts. In our study, we used a…
  
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Y. Urueña, C. Rebello, C. Dasgupta, A. Magana, and N. Rebello, PERC 2017 Proceedings, 304-307.
Recently there have been calls to integrate engineering design experiences to support students’ scientific understanding. There is a need for instructional strategies in which…
  
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P. Barniol and G. Zavala, PERC 2017 Proceedings, 48-51.
The Thermodynamic Concept Survey is a multiple-choice test used in the Physics Education Research community. Analyzing this survey, we detected two issues that made it difficult to…
  
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C. Alvarado, M. Wittmann, A. Rogers, and L. Millay, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 32-35.
In the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership (MainePSP), we have observed that students improve the way they analyze thermal energy after instruction. Still, many of them continue to…
  
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C. Tanahoung, R. Chitaree, C. Soankwan, M. Sharma, and I. Johnston, The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, 190-194 (2006).
In 2005 a project was undertaken at Mahidol University of Thailand. The aim of the project was to measure introductory students’ conceptual understanding of heat and temperature. In…
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