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Motion on an inclined plane and the nature of science

Pendrill, Ann-Marie LU ; Ekström, Peter LU ; Hansson, Lena LU ; Ouattara, Lassana LU and Ryan, Ulrika (2014) In Physics Education 49(2). p.180-187
Abstract
Friction is an important phenomenon in everyday life. All children are familiar with playground slides, which may thus be a good starting point for investigating friction. Motion on an inclined plane is a standard physics example. This paper presents an investigation of friction by a group of 11-year olds. How did they plan their investigations? What aspects of friction could they discern? What understanding of the nature of science was revealed—and developed—during their investigation and subsequent discussion with the teacher?
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Physics Education
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49
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2
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180 - 187
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IOP Publishing
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  • scopus:84896380369
ISSN
1361-6552
DOI
10.1088/0031-9120/49/2/180
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NRCF (National Resource Center for Physics Education)
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English
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  abstract     = {Friction is an important phenomenon in everyday life. All children are familiar with playground slides, which may thus be a good starting point for investigating friction. Motion on an inclined plane is a standard physics example. This paper presents an investigation of friction by a group of 11-year olds. How did they plan their investigations? What aspects of friction could they discern? What understanding of the nature of science was revealed—and developed—during their investigation and subsequent discussion with the teacher?},
  author       = {Pendrill, Ann-Marie and Ekström, Peter and Hansson, Lena and Ouattara, Lassana and Ryan, Ulrika},
  issn         = {1361-6552},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {180--187},
  publisher    = {IOP Publishing},
  series       = {Physics Education},
  title        = {Motion on an inclined plane and the nature of science},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/49/2/180},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2014},
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