ERIC Number: ED465633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
When Are Analogies the Right Tool? A Look at the Strategic Use of Analogies in Teaching Cellular Respiration to Middle-School Students.
Else, Mary Jane; Ramirez, Mary Anne; Clement, John
In this paper, the ways in which analogies are used in the Energy and the Human Body curriculum will be examined and some preliminary assessments of successes and difficulties will be discussed. Also investigated will be what the first year's study trials suggest about the effective use of analogies in the middle-school classroom. Characteristics of good analogies for middle school students are suggested along with the question: When are analogies the right tool to use in helping students understand science concepts? (Contains 12 references.) (MVL)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A