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Brumby, Margaret N. – Science Education, 1982
College students (N=52) were given unfamiliar or novel problems (written and interview responses) to determine how they characterize living things, criteria they use to distinguish between living/dead/nonliving, and to determine if their idea of life included the interrelationship between organisms and biosphere. Results and implications are…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Biology, College Science, College Students