ERIC Number: EJ591750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Young Children's Ideas about the Earth in Space.
Sharp, John G.
International Journal of Early Years Education, v7 n2 p159-72 Jun 1999
Surveyed 7-year-olds' ideas about the Earth in space, focusing on their ideas about shape and their ability to represent and describe land masses or other surface features, Earth's size relative to the sun and moon, and its nature as a planet. Found that focusing on the Earth's shape and gravity alone has underestimated youngsters' learning potential in this area. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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