Reasoning about the seasons: Middle school students' use of evidence in explanations

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Abstract

This study examines the ways in which middle school students (N=39) approach problems which require scientific reasoning about seasonal change and how this relates to their overall improvement across the domain. Students'"limited use of observable evidence in reasoning about observational astronomy concepts indicates the need for further instruction on scientific reasoning in this domain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLearning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
Pages464-465
Number of pages2
Volume2
StatePublished - 2010
Event9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2010Jul 2 2010

Other

Other9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/29/107/2/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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    Plummer, J. D., & Agan, L. (2010). Reasoning about the seasons: Middle school students' use of evidence in explanations. In Learning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (Vol. 2, pp. 464-465)