NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED070587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 145
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Developmental Study in Assessing Children's Ability to Solve Problems in Science.
Norton, Robert Eugene
The purpose of this study was to determine: (1) Is there a relationship between previous science knowledge and problem-solving performance?, (2) Is there a relationship between IQ, age, or reading ability and problem-solving performance?, and (3) Is there a relationship between selected cognitive factors of intelligence and problem-solving performance? The sample consisted of 27 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade pupils from 10 elementary schools in Austin, Texas. A test (the TAB Science Puzzler) with five subtasks was developed for the study. Findings indicated that (1) problem-solving performance was related to previous knowledge and (2) although the selected cognitive factors were not related to total problem-solving performance, flexibility and speed of closure and reasoning were related to subtasks. No evidence was found to support a relationship between problem-solving, IQ and reading ability. Chronological age appears to be related to problem-solving in certain problem areas. (Author/RH)
University Microfilms, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 72-19,638, MF-$4.00, Xerography $10.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A