publication . Conference object . 2011

Challenging pre-galilean misconceptions through alternative visualizations

Blanquet, Estelle; Picholle, Eric;
Open Access English
  • Published: 05 Sep 2011
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
International audience; While duly Copernican, a significant part of primary school teachers-in-training fail to see the point of the (Galilean) principle of relativity. Two inquiry based teaching sequences involving the notion of reference frame were designed to challenge the students' robust pre-Galilean misconceptions, without mathematical requirements. The first sequence makes use of an artist view ("Framed Earth", by Manchu, 1989) and literary representations of the Earth as seen from a lunar point of view. The second one deals with the succession of seasons through analogical models of the Earth/Sun system. Both sequences were tested among future primary s...
Subjects
free text keywords: Frame of reference, Misconceptions, Principle of relativity, Artist view, Science fiction, [SHS.EDU]Humanities and Social Sciences/Education, [SHS.HISPHILSO]Humanities and Social Sciences/History, Philosophy and Sociology of Sciences, [ SHS.EDU ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Education, [ SHS.HISPHILSO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/History, Philosophy and Sociology of Sciences

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publication . Conference object . 2011

Challenging pre-galilean misconceptions through alternative visualizations

Blanquet, Estelle; Picholle, Eric;