ERIC Number: ED236029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Video: Animals; Electric Current; Force; Science Activities. Learning in Science Project. Working Papers 51-54.
Bell, Beverley; And Others
Four papers to be used in conjunction with video-tapes developed by the Learning in Science Project are presented. Topic areas of the papers focus on: (1) animals; (2) electric current; (3) force; and (4) science activities. The first paper presents transcripts of class discussions focusing on the scientific meaning of the word animal. The second paper includes excerpts from three interviews where 11-year-old children were asked about their ideas regarding electric currents in a simple electrical circuit, summary of children's ideas about electrical currents, and a sample lesson taking into account their ideas. The third paper includes discussions of scientists'/children's ideas about force, excerpts from interviews with children on their ideas of force, and lessons designed to modify children's views of scientists' views. Presented in the fourth paper are: excerpts from interviews with children designed to provide insight into their views about what happens when a crystal is dissolved in water; an activity involving the dissolving of crystals in water (which makes unfounded assumptions about the ideas children bring with them to the lesson); and an alternative approach to the same lesson where an attempt is made to take the children's views into account. (JN)
Descriptors: Animals, Comprehension, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Electricity, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Force, Interviews, Learning, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction, 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; Researchers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Waikato Univ., Hamilton (New Zealand).
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand