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  Session: PER: Student Content Understanding, Problem-Solving and Reasoning
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Productive Physical Intuitions about Patterns of Motion
  Meeting: 2018 Winter Meeting: San Diego, CA
  Location: N/A
  Time: 4:30PM
  Author: Benedikt W. Harrer,, San Jose State University,
4089245284, benedikt.harrer@sjsu.edu
  Co-Author(s): Virginia J. Flood
  Abstract: In this exploratory study, we identify and characterize productive physical intuitions undergraduate pre-service STEM teachers used to investigate and make sense of the curious behavior of a weighted wheel. Relying on everyday experience and ideas generated through their ongoing study of various scientific disciplines, students were able to make sense of balance, oscillation, and threshold – important concepts for a wide range of scientific contexts, from simple mechanics to complex dynamical systems.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: AAPTwm2018_PhysicalIntuitionsWeightedWheel_handout_sm.pdf

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