ERIC Number: EJ592112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Model-Based Reasoning in a Year 10 Classroom.
Stephens, Sally-Anne; McRobbie, Campbell J.; Lucas, Keith B.
Research in Science Education, v29 n2 p189-208 1999
Examines the extent and nature of Year 10 students' model-based reasoning in a laboratory investigation that considered the influence of six factors on electrical resistance. Finds that spontaneous use of the electron-drift model of metals in explanations increased over the duration of the task, but the explanations were restricted to mainly model-based reasoning with lower-order relational mapping. Contains 28 references. (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia