ERIC Number: EJ438360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
A Cross-Age Study of Student Understanding of the Concept of Homeostasis.
Westbrook, Susan L.; Marek, Edmund A.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v29 n1 p51-61 Jan 1992
The conceptual views of homeostasis held by students (n=300) in seventh grade life science, tenth grade biology, and college zoology were examined. A biographical questionnaire, the results from two Piagetian-like developmental tasks, and a concept evaluation statement of homeostasis were collected from each student. Understanding of the concept and the number of misconceptions increased across grade levels. (Author/KR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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