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How Do Students Make Sense of Science?


Merrill-Palmer Quarterly Volume 39, Number 1, ISSN 0272-930X


Eighth graders' ideas about thermodynamics, and their understanding of thermodynamics principles, were assessed before and after they attended a one-semester course on thermodynamics. Results characterized students' views concerning scientific explanations of phenomena, parsimonious versus descriptive explanations, the application of science knowledge, and the learning of science. (BC)


Linn, M.C. & Songer, N.B. (1993). How Do Students Make Sense of Science?. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 39(1), 47-73. Retrieved September 18, 2019 from .

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