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Hausfather, Samuel J. – Science and Children, 1992
Conceptual change teaching is an instructional method that helps students modify, extend, or exchange their alternative conceptions for the appropriate scientific conceptions. Provides activities and a diagnostic test to apply the method to the concepts of heat and temperature. (MDH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Measurement, Concept Formation, Diagnostic Tests
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Sneider, Cary; And Others – Science and Children, 1992
Uses Columbus' journey to teach science concepts. Reports on a questionnaire for grade 4-8 students (n=279) designed to determine what basic information the students knew about Columbus' journey, peoples' beliefs about the earth at that time, what Columbus discovered, and the effect on Native Americans. Integrated science activities on the size…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary School Science, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum
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McWilliams, Lana; Rakes, Thomas A. – Science and Children, 1980
Two techniques classroom teachers can use to screen students' ability to read and understand their text are described. The Cloze Placement Inventory and Group Reading Inventory are recommended for testing groups of students in various subjects in grades four through college. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Testing