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Energy

Teaching About Energy

This paper can be used to supplement CTS Sections II and IV. The paper addresses commonly held ideas students have about energy, why the concept of energy is so difficult to learn, considerations for teaching energy-related ideas, and suggestions for teaching specific energy-related concepts.

Bibliographic Citation: 
Millar, R. Teaching about Energy. 2005. Department of Educational Studies: Research Paper 2005/11. University of York. www.york.ac.uk/depts/educ/research/ResearchPaperSeries/Paper11Teachingaboutenergy.pdf

Teaching About Energy

This paper can be used as a supplement for Sections I and II. It addresses the scientific idea of energy and considers how energy, used in an everyday context, raises implications for teaching.

Bibliographic Citation: 
Millar, R.2005. Teaching About Energy. University of York, UK. http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/educ/ResearchPaperSeries/Paper%2011%20Teaching%20about%20energy.pdf

Ice Cold Lemonade and Mixing Water

These two assessment probes can be used with CTS Section IV.These probes target student ideas related to transfer of heat energy. The probes can be used to examine student work related to the topic study. In addition, the teacher notes provide further information for CTS Sections II, III, and IV.

Bibliographic Citation: 
Keeley, P., Eberle, F., and Tugel, J. (2007). Uncovering student ideas in science-25 more formative assessment probes. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press (available at nsta.org; also available through amazon.com).

Energy

This book can be used with CTS Section I. Selected readings help teachers improve their content understanding of energy related concepts.

Bibliographic Citation: 
Robertson, W. (2002). Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science so You Can Teach It- Energy Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.
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