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ERIC Number: EJ941103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Engaging Critically with Scientific Evidence
Tolson, Siobhan
Primary Science, n119 p27-29 Sep 2011
Working with evidence is a fundamental part of scientific enquiry. Children should be taught to consider evidence and evaluate it. They should make simple comparisons, comparing what happened with what they expected to happen, and try to explain what happened through drawing on their knowledge and understanding. In this article, the author considers how to support 7-year-olds in working critically with evidence. (Contains 3 figures and 2 boxes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A