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Title: Identifying Students' Models of Sound Propagation DOC
Url: https://people.rit.edu/svfsps/perc2002/Hrepic.doc
Creator: Hrepic, Zdeslav
Rebello, Sanjay
Zollman, Dean
Publisher: Rochester Institute of Technology. Center for Imaging Science
Description: This paper, presented at the 2002 Physics Education Research Conference, discusses the authors' investigation of students' mental models of sound propagation in introductory physics classes. In addition to the scientifically accepted wave model, students used the "entity" model. The authors discuss how students use these models in various contexts before and after instruction. This study also indicates a clear pattern of model change due to instruction. Students who construct models often start with the entity model and generally progress through the hybrid or mixed model states before finishing in the wave model state.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Acoustics. Sound -- Special topics -- Propagation of sound
Science -- Physics -- Acoustics. Sound -- Study and teaching. Research -- Experiments
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Philosophy -- Educational Philosophy
Key Concept: Physics -- Sound
Date Issued: 2002
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Laboratory Modules
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: doc
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: comPADRE
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