ERIC Number: EJ612097
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Investigating the Thinking Processes of Eighth Grade Writers during the Composition of a Scientific Laboratory Report.
Keys, Carolyn W.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v37 n7 p676-90 Sep 2000
Examines the thinking processes of 16 eighth grade science writers during laboratory report writing and explores the possibility that writing can contribute directly to science learning. Five students exhibited no mental reflection during writing whereas nine students demonstrated scientific problem solving including hypothesis and evidence generation, examining patterns in data, and making general knowledge claims. (Contains 24 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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