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PST2C22:

Nonscience Majors' Thinking about Ionizing Radiation
  Location: KFC Courts
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.2
  Time: 6:00 PM -6:45 PM
  Author: Andy Johnson, Black Hills State University
605-645-3332, andy.johnson@bhsu.edu
  Co-Author(s): Anna Hafele
  Abstract: We have been developing materials to teach nonscience majors about ionizing radiation in a science literacy course. The Radiation by Inquiry Project (DUE 0942699) is uncovering problematic learned and spontaneous ideas about radiation, atoms, radioactivity, and the interaction of radiation with matter. This poster identifies some of the common ideas, our tools and strategies for getting students beyond them, and provides evidence of substantial learning. Http://www.camse.org/andy/radiation
  Footnotes: None
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