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I am thinking a lot about physics and physics teaching these days. Please join me. I have an archive of posts at @brianwfrank on twitter. 

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  1. September 6, 2011 3:29 am

    Hi Brian, I’ve been reading over some of your older posts about understanding current on a conceptual level (this week, a whole new bunch of first year students will wrestle with “but something gets used up…” or at least I hope they will). I noticed that in this post you talked about a paper describing children’s mental models of electricity, and in this one you mentioned a reading about argumentation. Are those available, either publicly or by subscription? I’m curious to check them out and see how/if they might be helpful to me or my students. Any pointers appreciated.

  2. September 6, 2011 11:59 am

    The reading on mental model of electricity, for now, is online: Chapter 15 from Making Sense of Secondary Science by Driver et al

    The argumentation paper was a chapter from, “Ready Set Science!”which is also now and forever free.

    • September 13, 2011 11:39 pm

      Thanks a bunch, Brian. I will take a closer look. By the way, would you consider putting a “search” widget on your blog? I often come back looking for things they they can be hard to find, and the WordPress search box searches all of…

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