ERIC Number: ED119996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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A Study of the Nature of Incidental Physical Science Knowledge Possessed by Elementary School Children in Western State of Nigeria.
Taiwo, Adediran A.
This study was designed to examine the amount of incidental physical science knowledge possessed by fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students in elementary schools in Western State of Nigeria, and to determine what relationship exists between the amount of such knowledge and the pupils' performance on science-related Piagetian tasks. The pupils were tested with the Physical Science Knowledge Test and numerous Piagetian tasks. The responses of the pupils were then subjected to an iten-by-item analysis and to the t-test, analysis of variance, and correlational analysis. Some of the results of this study were: there was a significant difference between the amount of incidental science knowledge possessed by urban school children and that possessed by their non-urban counterparts; the performances on the Piagetian tasks were age-dependent, with the older children performing better than the younger children; and a significant positive correlation was found between the amount of incidental science knowledge possessed by school children of each grade of study and their performance on the Piagetian tasks. (Author/MLH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria