ERIC Number: ED026246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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An Experimental Study of the Development of Science Continua Concepts in Upper Elementary and Junior High School Children.
Brusini, Joseph Anthony
Investigated was the ability of children at different grade levels to develop and form an abstract science concept which required the recognition of a continuum. Direction in forming the continuum was given by having children order a number of pictures to form the continuum which represented the cycle. The ability to form such a concept was associated highly with the amount of direction given the child and to a lesser degree with age. Correlations between age, intelligence, and the ability to form the concept were low. (GR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Conceptual Schemes, Doctoral Dissertations, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Scientific Concepts, Secondary School Science, Student Characteristics
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Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL.