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ERIC Number: EJ904846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Measurement Informs Understanding
Schuster, Dwight; Watanabe, Tad
Science and Children, v48 n2 p53-55 Oct 2010
It is common practice for elementary classes to plant seeds so that students have the opportunity to observe them germinate and grow. Beyond introducing plant anatomy, this relatively simple activity has the potential to engage children as young plant scientists who investigate the basic needs and behaviors of plants. In this article, the authors describe how a four-stage measurement strategy can inform third- through fifth-grade students' understandings in science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Kindergarten
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Language: English
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