Research suggests that students have both productive ideas about and difficulties with hydrostatics. What ideas do students have about hydrostatic pressure and depth?
July 3, 2018
What did you notice in this episode? Talk to your neighbor about what you noticed.
Summarize Alicia’s argument that the water will shoot out of the holes less strongly from the wider container.
Summarize Cass’s argument that the water will shoot out of the holes the same way no matter the width of the container.
In what way(s) are Alicia’s and Cass’s arguments similar, even though they make contradictory predictions?
What advancement, if any, do you see in the students’ scientific understanding during this episode?
What student ideas about pressure and depth are indicated in this episode?