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Villarroel, José Domingo – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
This study examines the drawings that elementary grade school children make on the subject of plant life. More specifically, the pictorial elements drawn by children are analysed together with their colour choices and the size of coloured surfaces. Furthermore, the results are put into perspective with the age of the children in the sample. The…
Descriptors: Young Children, Elementary School Students, Freehand Drawing, Plants (Botany)
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Villarroel, José Domingo; Infante, Guillermo – Journal of Biological Education, 2014
This paper looks at the drawings of a sample of 118 children aged between 4 and 7 years old on the topic of plant life and relates the content to their knowledge of the concept of living things. The research project uses two types of tests: a task to analyse the level of understanding of the concept of living things and a free drawing activity.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Young Children, Plants (Botany)