2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

November 2012

What Do Students Know About Energy?

Building on its earlier work supported by the National Science Foundation to develop high-quality science assessment items, Project 2061 has launched a new effort funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to study how students build their knowledge of energy concepts over time and how teachers can diagnose their students’ learning difficulties. A recent story on the AAAS website at http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2012/1023energy_2061.shtml provides more details.

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