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PRESCHOOL CHILDREN’S IDEAS ABOUT LIVING THINGS
PRESCHOOL CHILDREN’S IDEAS ABOUT LIVING THINGS

Author(s): Şule Bayraktar, Zeynep Kuvvet
Subject(s): Education, Preschool education
Published by: Scientia Socialis, UAB
Keywords: living things; alternative conceptions; pre-school children; science education;
Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this research is to examine pre-school children’s ideas about living and non-living things. Children were asked to determine whether particular objects in the pictures shown to them are living or non-living and asked to explain why they think so. The results of the research showed that majority of children can classify living and non-living things correctly and know that motion is a characteristic of a living thing. However, they held some alternative conceptions on the subject.

  • Page Range: 15-17
  • Page Count: 3
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English