ERIC Number: ED252398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Video: Floating and Sinking. Learning in Science Project (Primary). Working Paper No. 115.
This paper, designed to be used in conjunction with a video-tape developed by the Learning in Science Project (Primary)--LISP(P)--shows excerpts from some of the interview schedules used to examine children's ideas about floating and sinking. These interviews involved the use of "interview-about-instances" (IAI) cards (included in an appendix) to examine what children mean by the word "floating," and the use of different materials (listed in another appendix) to examine several additional areas. These areas include: (1) which materials float and which materials sink; (2) a child's idea about the effect of the depth of water on floating; (3) a child's idea about the effect of the length of an object on how well it floats; and (4) a child's ideas about displacement. (JN)
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Matter, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Projects, Scientific Concepts
Roger Osborne, Science Education Research Unit, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, for information on video tape.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Waikato Univ., Hamilton (New Zealand). Science Education Research Unit.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand