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Title Making sense of secondary science : research into children's ideas / Rosalind Driver [and others]
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge education classic edition
Routledge education classic edition series.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; The project; Acknowledgements; About this book; Introduction to the Classic Edition; Introduction; Part I Children's ideas about life and living processes; 1 Living things; 2 Nutrition; 3 Growth; 4 Responding to the environment; 5 Reproduction and inheritance; 6 Microbes; 7 Ecosystems; Part II Children's ideas about materials and their properties; 8 Materials; 9 Solids, liquids and gases; 10 Chemical change; 11 Particles; 12 Water; 13 Air; 14 Rocks
Part III Children's ideas about physical processes15 Electricity; 16 Magnetism; 17 Light; 18 Sound; 19 Heating; 20 Energy; 21 Forces; 22 Horizontal motion; 23 Gravity; 24 The Earth in space; References; Index
Summary What ideas do children hold about the natural world?How do these ideas affect their learning of science?Young learners bring to the classroom knowledge and ideas about many aspects of the natural world constructed from their experiences of education and from outside school. These ideas contribute to subsequent learning, and research has shown that teaching of science is unlikely to be effective unless it takes learners' perspectives into account. Making Sense of Secondary Science provides a concise, accessible summary of international research into learners' ideas about science, presenting evi
Notes Originally published: 1994
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Curriculum planning -- England -- Leeds.
Science -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
Author Driver, Rosalind.
ISBN 1317601246 (electronic bk.)
1322156565 (electronic bk.)
9781317601241 (electronic bk.)
9781322156569 (electronic bk.)