This paper reports on a study of children learning science through investigations. Because many skill-type performances depend upon knowing and understanding the relevant content, this paper addresses both the children's understanding of scientific ideas and their performance of the science process skills. Twenty-four written records of investigations conducted by Hong Kong primary school children were studied to explore children's cognitive processes in scientific investigations. The paper concludes with a model that provides useful information about aspects of children's cognitive understanding and the practical processes that are necessary for scientific investigation. Copyright © 2003 National Science Council, Taiwan.
|Journal||International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2003|
CitationSo, W. W.-M. (2003). Learning science through investigations: An experience with Hong Kong primary school children. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 1(2), 175-200.
- Scientific understanding
- Learning science
- Performance in science
- Scientific investigation
- Scientific processes