Planning science investigations: primary students

MacIntyre, Bill, and Lewthwaite, Brian (2005) Planning science investigations: primary students. New Zealand Science Teacher, 108. pp. 28-32.

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This research explored evidence of student procedural understanding in planning science investigations. The study involved 86 Year 3-6 (age 8-11) students in the planning of eight fair test type investigations. The students' responses were assessed using the Diet Cola Test (DCT) criteria. Seven of the DCT criteria were used to analyse students' skills in planning. Analysis indicates that students, across all age groups, are lacking the understanding involved in planning investigations in six of the seven DCT criteria. Teacher implications and suggestions are given to help plan for the development of understanding in planning science investigations.

Item ID: 35261
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 0110-7801
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 00:33
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 100%
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