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ERIC Number: EJ1025067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Teaching Activities for the Construction of a Precursor Model in 5- to 6-Year-Old Children's Thinking: The Case of Thermal Expansion and Contraction of Metals
Ravanis, Konstantinos; Papandreou, Maria; Kampeza, Maria; Vellopoulou, Angeliki
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v21 n4 p514-526 2013
This article presents the results of empirical research on the construction of a precursor model of the phenomenon of thermal expansion and contraction of metals in preschool children's thinking, which is compatible with the model used in science education. The research included 87 children aged 5-6. It was conducted at four stages, during which predictions and explanations for simple cases of thermal expansion and contraction were sought. The discussions with the children demonstrated that a considerable number of preschoolers are able to take advantage of their involvement in the specific teaching processes and construct a stable precursor model of the phenomenon.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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