ERIC Number: EJ635738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Development of an Intuitive Understanding of Entropy.
Friedman, William J.
Child Development, v72 n2 p460-73 Mar-Apr 2001
Three experiments examined 3- to 11-year-olds' understanding of entropy, asking whether undifferentiated forces, such as the wind or objects being thrown into the air, could create order or disorder in a set of objects. Found that even 4-year-olds were sensitive to asymmetrical effects of such events. Older children applied this principle more consistently, using it to explain their answers. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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