This site from the Exploratorium contains instructions on building a telescope with everyday materials. Reading glasses and a magnifying glass are used to create this telescope where the image formed inside can be...
This paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, discusses an investigation which aims to provide a research base for the design of instruction to help students develop expertise in solving...
This research paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, discusses an experiment in which expert and novice participants completed a task either completing a mechanics problem (novices) or...
Preliminary Studies on Students' Understanding of Electricity and Magnetism for the Development of a Model Based Diagnostic Instrument
The authors of this research study investigate the context dependency of students' learning and how context issues affect understanding. The paper argues that the development of diagnostic tools should follow...
This document summarizes a session, held at the 2002 Physics Education research conference, that was designed to stimulate conversations about the use of qualitative methods in physics education research. The session...
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