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A Perspective on Teaching Physics Courses for Future Elementary-School Teachers David E. Meltzer Department of Physics and Astronomy Iowa State University Supported to some extent by NSF stipends #DUE-9354595, #9650754, and #9653079

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Significant Factors Related to Outcomes in Elementary Education Courses Length of Course: Typical course is one quarter or semester, an exceptionally restricted era. Class-level of Students Enrolled: Anecdotal reports recommend noteworthy contrasts in inspiration and abilities of underclassmen (first year recruits and sophomores) in contrast with upperclassmen (youngsters and seniors). Topical Coverage: Any endeavor at customary "expansive scope" of rudimentary training courses (material science, science, stargazing, geography, and so forth.) extremely debilitates coming about profundity of understudy learning.

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Sources of Data Reported Here One-semester basic material science course at Southeastern Louisiana University, showed eight times between 1994-1998. (Educators: D. Meltzer and K. Manivannan.) Activity-based course, five hours for each week, in view of guided request; no addresses. Practically whole semester spent on kinematics and flow. Enlistment completely basic instruction majors, dominatingly upperclassmen. One-semester basic "physical science" course at Iowa State University, instructed 1999 and 2000. Comparable arrangement to above, with extra scope of properties of matter and electric circuits. Transcendently first year recruits and sophomore rudimentary instruction majors.

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Summary of Data Intensive semester-long scope of power and movement yielded satisfactory learning of some of kinematics, poor learning of progression. [Approximately 25% of class developed with sufficient comprehension of dynamics.] Extended scope (3-5 weeks each) on different subjects, for example, thickness (+ zone & volume) and electric circuits brought about great comprehension by just a minority of understudies (25-35%). Foundation of "good understanding": capacity to give sufficient composed or verbal clarifications of right replies.

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Reasoning Abilities of Students Need Further Investigation Example: A round piece of mud is submerged in water in a graduated barrel. Understudies are asked whether water level will build, diminish, or continue as before if circle is moved into barrel and submerged. half of Iowa State understudies certainly anticipated an adjustment in water level, and are startled when trial is performed.

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Specific Learning Outcomes: Kinematics (speed & quickening) Learning picks up in kinematics were for the most part reasonable to great, especially for speed separation time connections. 60-90% right on graphical inquiries Significant reasonable troubles with increasing speed persevere. Around 25% of understudies neglect to handle qualification amongst speed and quickening Only 25% of understudies increase powerful comprehension of quickening in assorted settings.

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Specific Learning Outcomes: Dynamics (Newton\'s first & second laws) Overall, less than half right reactions on non-graphical inquiries. More than half right reactions on graphical inquiries (since receiving innovative PC diagramming apparatuses) Fewer than 25% of understudies reliably give right reactions on flow questions. Much lower learning picks up than reported in college or secondary school general material science courses.

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Specific Learning Outcomes: Other Topics Persistent perplexity with respect to importance of thickness, and qualification amongst region and volume, for lion\'s share of understudies. Most understudies never ready to clarify corresponding thinking ideas in non-logarithmic wording. Great handle on principal electric circuit ideas by just 25-35% of understudies.

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Conclusions Intensive request based material science courses might be an agreeable and remunerating knowledge for preservice educators. Then again, they may loathe it. Viable learning of new material science ideas - and "unlearning" of misguided judgments - is to a great degree time concentrated. There might be extreme confinements on what are sensible focuses for theoretical learning in one-semester material science courses for rudimentary training majors. Indeed, even with extraordinary use of time and exertion, it may not be conceivable to impart certain central physical ideas to dominant part of basic instruction majors. Age and development of understudies might be basic elements. Proposed broadness of topical scope is a basic component.

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FMCE Kinematics Results Velocity Graph Questions: SLU Pretest: 51% SLU Posttest: 87% [g = 0.73] ISU Pretest: [omitted] ISU Posttest: 83% Acceleration Graph Questions: SLU Pretest: 13% SLU Posttest: 64% [g = 0.59] ISU Pretest: [omitted] ISU Posttest: 63%

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FMCE Dynamics Results Force Sled #1, 2, & 4: SLU Pretest: 2% SLU Posttest: 37% [g = 0.36] Boise State Pretest: 7% Boise State Posttest: 53% [g = 0.50] Results from D. Dykstra Force Sled #5: SLU Pretest: 14% SLU Posttest: 48% [g = 0.40] Boise State Pretest: 14% Boise State Posttest: 53% [g = 0.45] Results from D. Dykstra

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Force Sled Questions #1, 2, 4 "Which power would keep the sled moving . . . #1 [#4] : . . . at the privilege [left] and accelerating at an unfaltering rate (steady speeding up)? #2: . . . at the comfortable enduring (steady) speed?" [ Answers: #1 [#4]: around the privilege [left] and of consistent quality; #2: no connected power is required. Pretest: 2% [3 samples] Posttest: 37%  4% (territory: 23-half) [7 samples] g = 0.36 All seven specimens far lower than University of Oregon posttest. Examinations: University of Oregon (non-analytics general material science class, Force Sled Questions #1-4, 7): Pretest: 17% Posttest: 80% g = 0.76

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Force Sled Question #5 "The sled was begun from rest and pushed until it achieved a consistent (steady) speed toward the privilege. Which power would keep the sled moving at this speed?" [ Answer: No connected power is needed.] [This inquiry is classified as a "transitional" inquiry by Thornton and Sokoloff, addressed effectively by the individuals who are simply starting to acknowledge the Newtonian view.] Pretest: 14% [3 samples] Posttest: 48%  7% (territory: 11-64%) [7 samples] g = 0.40 All seven examples far lower than University of Oregon posttest. Correlations: University of Oregon (non-math general material science class): Pretest: 35% Posttest: 92% g = 0.88

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[Figure not indicated here] Force Concept Inventory #21(old variant), [#20, new version] Refer to Figure. The positions of hinders an and b at progressive interims are spoken to by the numbered squares. The pieces are moving to one side. The increasing speed of obstructs an and b are connected as takes after: (A) quickening of Block a > increasing speed of Block b (B) speeding up of Block a = speeding up of Block b > 0 (C) increasing speed of Block b > quickening of Block a (D) increasing speed of Block a = quickening of Block b = 0 (E) insufficient data to reply. Pretest: 8% [3 samples] Posttest: 24 ± 5% (territory: 6-44%) [8 samples] g = 0.17 Six out of eight examples lower than most minimal distributed posttest. Examinations: Pre Post g High-School Traditional: 6% 37% 0.33 High-School Interactive Engagement: 14% half 0.42 University Interactive Engagement: 13% 81% 0.78

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Path of movement Force Concept Inventory #8 (old variant) [#10, new version] A hockey puck is sliding along a frictionless, even surface. At the point when the puck achieves point "An," it gets an immediate "kick" which sends it moving along the way showed. Along this frictionless way, how does the velocity of the puck shift subsequent to accepting the "kick"?  (A) No change. (B) Continuously expanding. (C) Continuously diminishing. (D) Increasing for some time, and diminishing from that point. (E) Constant for some time, and diminishing from that point. Pretest: 14% [3 samples] Posttest: 33 ± 5% (territory: 11-half) [8 samples] g = 0.22 All eight specimens lower than least distributed posttest. Correlations: Pre Post g High-School Traditional: 18% 53% 0.43 High-School Interactive Engagement: 26% 64% 0.51 University Interactive Engagement: 35% 72% 0.57 A F

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Iowa State (N = 14 ) 36% right

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Iowa State 1999 (N = 14 ) 86% right 2000 ( N = 14 ) 64% right

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Answer: A = B > C = D Iowa State 1999: (N = 15) 13% right 2000 (N = 14) 36% right

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Answer: A = D > B = C Iowa State 1999 (N=13) PRETEST: 46% correct 0% right clarification 1999 (N=13) POSTTEST: 54% correct 23% right clarification 2000 (N=14) PRETEST: [omitted] 2000 (N=14) POSTTEST: 43% correct 36% right clarification

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#3 B #1 #2 An E D C Answer: #3 > #1 > #2 Iowa State ( N = 14 ) 50% right positioning 21% right positioning with right clarification

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