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Plummer, Julia D. – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
The US National Science Education Standards and the Benchmarks for Science Literacy recommend that students understand the apparent patterns of motion of the Sun, Moon, and stars by the end of early elementary school, yet no research has specifically examined these concepts from an Earth-based perspective with this age group. This study examines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, Science Education, Scientific Literacy
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Falcao, Douglas; Colinvaux, Dominique; Krapas, Sonia; Querioz, Gloria; Alves, Fatima; Cazelli, Sibele; Valente, Maria Esther, Gouvea, Guaracira – International Journal of Science Education, 2004
A models and modelling approach was adopted to investigate the educational potential of a science museum exhibition. It focused on patterns of relationship between the teaching models proposed by designers and students models in regard to four exhibits concerning astronomical cycles. Student's models were elicited by interviewing 21 pupils…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Exhibits, Museums