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Young Children’s Knowledge About the Moon: A Complex Dynamic System

Venville, Grady; Louisell, Robert D.; Wilhelm, Jennifer A.


The purpose of this research was to use a multidimensional theoretical framework to examine young children’s knowledge about the Moon. The research was conducted in the interpretive paradigm and the design was a multiple case study of ten children between the ages of three and eight from the USA and Australia. A detailed, semi-structured interview was conducted with each child. In addition, each child’s parents were interviewed to determine possible social and cultural influences on the child’s...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Research in Science Education
DOI: 10.1007/s11165-011-9220-y
Access Rights: Open Access


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