ERIC Number: EJ438354
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Applied and Theoretical Knowledge of Concepts Based on the Particulate Nature of Matter.
Haidar, Abdullateef H.; Abraham, Michael R.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v28 n10 p919-38 Dec 1991
High school chemistry students' (n=183) applied and theoretical knowledge of dissolution, diffusion, effusion, and states of matter were compared. Study found that students' formal reasoning ability and their preexisting knowledge are associated with their conceptions and use of particulate theory. A significant difference between applied and theoretical knowledge was found. A copy of the application form test is provided. (Author/KR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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