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Progression in Primary School Children's Conceptions of Burning: Toward an Understanding of the Concept of Substance.
Rahayu, Sri; Tytler, Russell – Research in Science Education, 1999
Explores children's conceptions of burning through observation and discussion of a number of challenging phenomenon. Finds that children's conceptions are both specific and contextually based. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Knowledge Representation, Primary Education, Science Education
Deconstructing Learning in Science--Young Children's Responses to a Classroom Sequence on Evaporation.
Tytler, Russell; Peterson, Suzanne – Research in Science Education, 2001
Tracks five-year-old children's ideas by a range of means during and subsequent to a classroom sequence on evaporation. Explores the relationship between social and individual perspectives on learning, and questions some assumptions underlying conceptual change research. Analyzes the children's explanations of various evaporation phenomena over…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Epistemology