Effect of Viewing Order on Students' Judgments of Realistic Motion
AAPT Summer Meeting, Greensboro, NC
Previous studies have found that physics students give different judgments of realism for animations of balls rolling on a pair of tracks depending on whether one or two balls are shown; however, education students gave similar judgments for both one and two ball conditions. In this recent study, additional factors that influence physics students? judgments have been identified. These new results will be presented, and implications regarding various views of student reasoning, such as coordination classes and naive theories, will be discussed.