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ERIC Number: EJ798553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1090-185X
Magnet Trade Books: Attracting and Repelling Concepts
Barrow, Lloyd H.; Robinson, Richard D.
Journal of Elementary Science Education, v19 n2 p1-12 Fall 2007
A series of magnet trade books were analyzed against a validated list of magnet concepts (Barrow, 1990a) and their Flesch (1974) Readability was determined. These trade books were used to supplement a second grade unit on magnetism locally constructed from AIM's "Mostly Magnets" (1991). All trade books accurately described how like and unlike poles behave and operation of a compass. Considerable variation in readability was noted. Suggestions are provided on appropriate use of trade books of varying concepts and readability. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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