ERIC Number: ED236019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Burning. A Resource Unit for Teachers. Learning in Science Project. Working Paper No. 36.
Schollum, Brendan; And Others
This unit consists of four parts. Part 1 contains a five-item instrument designed to help teachers clarify their own views about "burning." Part 2 discusses scientists' views about burning and lists answers to the survey instrument presented in part 1. Part 3 contrasts scientists' views with children's views, using children's comments obtained during the in-depth phase of the Learning in Science Project. Part 4 presents several teaching activities designed to help children modify their views of concepts related to "burning." Activities include: (1) observing a burning candle; (2) investigating the yellow part of a flame; (3) examining the dark, inner part of a flame; (4) investigating candle wax; (5) discovering what happens to wax when a candle burns down; (6) determining if air is needed to burn things; (7) demonstrating that air is used in burning; (8) and determining what is formed when a candle burns. Three extension activities, answers to questions, and an outline of the activities with suggested sequence (in flowchart format) are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Comprehension, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Heat, Learning, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
University of Waikato, Science Education Research Unit, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Waikato Univ., Hamilton (New Zealand).
Identifiers: Learning in Science Project; New Zealand; Science Education Research
Note: For related documents, see ED 226 976, ED 229 442, ED 230 594, ED 235 011-030, SE 043 285-302, and SE 043 305-315. Document contains some marginal legibility. Working Paper No. 36 should be used in conjunction with SE 043 297 and SE 043 299-300.