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Particle Physics in High School: A Diagnose Study

Overview of attention for article published in PLOS ONE, June 2016
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Title
Particle Physics in High School: A Diagnose Study
Published in
PLOS ONE, June 2016
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0156526
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Authors

Paula Tuzón, Jordi Solbes

Abstract

The science learning process improves when the contents are connected to students' lives. Particle physics has had a great impact in our society in the last years and has changed the theoretical picture about matter fundamental dynamics. Thus, we think that academic contents about matter components and interactions should be updated. With this study we aim to characterize the level of knowledge of high school students about this topic. We built a test with questions about classical atomic models, particle physics, recent discoveries, social implications and students opinions about it. Contrary to our first suspicion, students' answers show a high variability. They have new physics ideas and show a great interest towards modern concepts. We suggest including an updated view of this topic as part of the curriculum.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 2 17%
Student > Master 1 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 8%
Researcher 1 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Unknown 5 42%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 3 25%
Social Sciences 2 17%
Environmental Science 1 8%
Unknown 6 50%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 September 2016.
All research outputs
#6,344,614
of 12,509,879 outputs
Outputs from PLOS ONE
#54,506
of 137,067 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#96,315
of 264,330 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLOS ONE
#1,590
of 4,074 outputs
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