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Za'rour, George I. – Science Education, 1971
"For seven to nine year old children, it is easier to conserve weight on plasticine rather than on a rubber band or on alcohol in a thermometer . . . Boys perform significantly better than girls." (Author/AL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Conservation (Concept), Elementary School Students, Weight
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Loving, Cathleen C.; Foster, Andrea – Science Education, 2000
Examines the extent to which science education graduate students enjoy a well-articulated position on the compatibility of science and religion and, as a result, are comfortable with their espoused views and plans for the role of religion in classroom discussions. Examines changes in students' mental states as a form of conceptual change after a…
Descriptors: Achievement, Concept Formation, Epistemology, Graduate Students
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Billeh, Victor Y. – Science Education, 1974
Reported is a study designed to identify the pattern of cognitive processes implied in teacher-made examinations in secondary school science in Lebanon and to relate the pattern to such variables as grade level, subject matter taught, and some teacher characteristics. Bloom's "Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: Cognitive Domain" was…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Educational Research, Evaluation, Instruction
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Za'Rour, George I. – Science Education, 1976
Interviews conducted with a group of Lebanese children showed that they give physical rather than animistic interpretations to natural phenomena such as rain, clouds, and falling bodies. (MLH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students
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Za'rour, George I.; Gholam, Ghada K. – Science Education, 1981
Assesses the level of intellectual development in proportional, combinatorial, and correlational reasoning and the ability to control variables in beginning sophomore students (N=207) at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Compares this level with their performance on achievement tests in mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics. (CS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Development