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ERIC Number: EJ611852
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Preschool Children's Conceptions about the Electric Current and the Functioning of Electric Appliances.
Solomonidou, Christina; Kakana, Domna-Mika
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v8 n1 p95-111 2000
Examined 5- and 6-year-olds' ideas about the functioning of common electrical appliances and properties of electric current. Found that children represented current in a static way, thinking it was included in the appliance, and confounded electric current and water flow, believing external electricity was different from internal. They were knowledgeable about hazards of electricity and could identify electric appliances. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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