ERIC Number: EJ438314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Development of Explanation: Incremental and Fundamental Change in Children's Physics Knowledge.
Metz, Kathleen E.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v28 n9 p785-97 Nov 1991
The development of children's causal knowledge is investigated by analyzing changes in the content and form of the explanations they generate across the age span of three to nine years. The balance of incremental versus fundamental change and the forms each takes in children coming to understand the working of gears are examined. Three phases of explanation types emerged. (KR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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