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ERIC Number: EJ935491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Night and Day--It's Obvious How It Works, Isn't It?
Kibble, Bob
Primary Science, n116 p18-21 Jan-Feb 2011
How many children entering a classroom already have a day/night explanation that employs a turning Earth? This question ought to be of interest to most teachers, along with questions such as "What are children thinking after one's teaching of this topic?" The author has used a simple diagram and tick-box response sheet to help him assess the range of thinking about night and day prior to teaching middle-age-range primary classes. In this article, the author provides an insight into this seemingly simple idea and explores why teachers should teach children something which will shortly have be "unlearned". (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A