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ERIC Number: EJ798578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1090-185X
Elementary Students' Retention of Environmental Science Knowledge: Connected Science Instruction versus Direct Instruction
Upadhyay, Bhaskar; DeFranco, Cristina
Journal of Elementary Science Education, v20 n2 p23-37 Spr 2008
This study compares 3rd-grade elementary students' gain and retention of science vocabulary over time in two different classes--"connected science instruction" versus "direct instruction." Data analysis yielded that students who received connected science instruction showed less gain in science knowledge in the short term compared to students who received direct instruction. On the other hand, the growth curve demonstrated a lower rate of loss of science knowledge among students in connected science classes compared to students in direct instruction classes. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A