Learning science through investigations: An experience with Hong Kong primary school children

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-200
JournalInternational Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003

Citation

So, 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.

Keywords

  • Scientific understanding
  • Learning science
  • Performance in science
  • Scientific investigation
  • Scientific processes

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