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ERIC Number: EJ1044004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Facilitating Conceptual Change through Modeling in the Middle School Science Classroom
Carrejo, David J.; Reinhartz, Judy
Middle School Journal, v46 n2 p10-19 Nov 2014
Engaging students in both hands-on and minds-on experiences is needed for education that is relevant and complete. Many middle school students enter science classrooms with pre-conceived ideas about their world. Some of these ideas are misconceptions that hinder students from developing accepted concepts in science, such as those related to motion. This article explores implications from an experience where middle school teachers used modeling strategies within the 5E pedagogy to actively engage their 50 eighth grade students in the conceptual change process during an all-day, week-long summer outreach camp.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 8; Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A