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ERIC Number: EJ1167411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2468-1954
Learning the Language of Earth Science: Middle School Students' Explorations of Rocks and Minerals
Reid-Griffin, Angelia
European Journal of STEM Education, v1 n2 p45-51 2016
The approaches and interpretations of a class of 6th graders and a class of 8th graders in a U.S. middle school asked to engage in tasks that involved using observations to describe and classify samples is the subject of this paper. Overall 8th graders were better able to perform the tasks, suggesting a developmental advantage aspect. However, the descriptions of the rock and mineral samples recorded by students can be considered salient for identification purposes. However, the descriptions were not recognized as salient features by most of the grade 6th and 8th U.S. students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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