Uncovering 9th Grade Understandings of Energy via Concept Sketches: A Learning Tool for Students and Educators
This project explores the use of concept sketches as alternative forms of assessment in determining students' understandings of energy concepts. A review of the literature indicates that students have difficulty understanding basic energy concepts. Studies also suggest that adults demonstrate low energy literacy, including basic knowledge of energy concepts. These findings demonstrate a massive hurdle to overcome in solving challenging environmental issues such as climate change. Consumers of energy are handicapped in their ability to make informed decisions related to their energy use because ...
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