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What Makes Science Hard? A Karplus Lecture

Journal of Science Education and Technology Volume 2, Number 1, ISSN 1059-0145


Many students are deterred from science because of the way science courses are packaged. To find out what makes science hard for intelligent students, the author employed nonscience faculty and graduate students as surrogate students in science. Their responses to the sequence of the units, demonstrations, homework assignments, examinations, and the pace and structure of the courses is reported. (Author/PR)


Tobias, S. (1993). What Makes Science Hard? A Karplus Lecture. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2(1), 297-304. Retrieved April 8, 2020 from .

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