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ERIC Number: EJ580529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0157-244X
Understanding Why Things Happen: Case-Studies of Pupils Using an Abstract Picture Language to Represent the Nature of Changes.
Stylianidou, Fani; Boohan, Richard
Research in Science Education, v28 n4 p447-62 1998
Six 12-year-old students were followed during an eight-month course using "Energy and Change" curricular materials, which introduce ideas related to the Second Law of Thermodynamics through an abstract picture language. Concludes that students had higher levels of generalization in their explanations of physical, chemical, and biological change. Proposes that teachers should be instructed in the use of these project materials. Contains 28 references. (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)