ERIC Number: ED436423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
The Development of Children's Ideas on Animal Classification, Form and Function; Is School Experience Becoming Increasingly Impoverished?
This paper begins with a review of previous research into children's classification schema, specifically with regard to the concept of vertebrate/invertebrate, before citing the details of more recent findings with primary aged children. This research explores the concept of vertebrate/invertebrate and how ideas progress across primary and secondary school. Reasons for the apparent lack of awareness of form and function in animals is considered before making some suggestions for improvements that could be made in the science curriculum for primary schools. (Contains 18 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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