ERIC Number: EJ592106
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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Elementary School Children's Beliefs about Matter.
Samarapungavan, Ala; Nakhleh, Mary B.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v36 n7 p777-805 Sep 1999
Reports on an investigation of young children's (n=15) spontaneously constructed or naive understanding of the particulate nature of matter to any formal instruction in the domain. Speculates that children first develop local frameworks particular to different classes of substances, then slowly expand those frameworks to include a wide range of substances and their properties. Contains 34 references. (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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