ERIC Number: EJ603874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Changing Pre-School Children's Conceptions of the Day/Night Cycle.
Valanides, N.; Gritsi, F.; Kampeza, M.; Ravanis, K.
International Journal of Early Years Education, v8 n1 p27-39 Mar 2000
Examined the impact of a teaching intervention on preschoolers' concepts of the day/night cycle. Found that most children readily accepted that the sun and earth are separate spherical objects, but fewer attributed the day/night cycle to rotation of the earth on its axis. Most were puzzled by simultaneous movements of the earth around the sun and around its axis. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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