Students of various levels have difficulties determining the energy of a quantum state. Continue reading What do students think about measuring the energy of a quantum state?
Students are often unfamiliar with sizes and distances of astronomical objects. Today’s study compares student knowledge about this topic at different educational levels. Continue reading How far is far? Investigating students’ knowledge about distance to astronomical objects
Using multiple representations is central to the study of physics. Today we look at how well students can change between representations of linear functions. Continue reading Transitioning between tables, equations, and graphs (oh my!) in physics and math
Students learn astronomy informally through various forms of media. How does this inform their ideas about the fate of universe? Continue reading What do students think will happen to the universe?