I am looking for an article about Middle grades Science, comparing light and sound speed of travel


GPS S8P2. Students will be familiar with the forms and transformations of energy. c. Compare and contrast the different forms of energy (heat, light, electricity, mechanical motion, and sound) and their characteristics. Common misconception: You can see and hear distant events at the same time? I need an article that explains this misconception within the last five years. can you help me? I have been searching and have had no luck with any terms I use.

Answered By: Linda Kern
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016     Views: 27


This is for the ED Teaching Science web quest project, right? Rather than focus on finding an article written within the last 5 years that explains that specific misconception (there would be so many to explain!) perhaps it would be better to locate multiple sources that explain each concept separately at an instructionally appropriate level.

The recent literature on science or science education doesn't focus on explaining this misconception, which has been around for some time. Instead, the literature seeks to understand why students develop and cling to misconceptions, and how science can be better taught.

I did find one source that might help, although it's not an article. Once I explored the literature and ruled that out, I went to Google. I searched: science misconception speed of light speed of sound . I used the date limiter on the left side of the results page. To find it, click on "Show Search Tools".The under "Any Time" click "custom range" and input your dates. Search again.

This result caught my eye: Science Education Collection: Physics (9-12) | KQED QUEST. It is an educational support site from a public media station, so you will have to check the facts, but it is well presented, and grade appropriate. Exploring the page, I found a video under Standard 4, Waves. The video demonstrates how sound perception is affected by distance by comparing it to light.

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