TEACHING OPTICS PERSPECTIVES: 10-11 YEAR OLD PUPILS' REPRESENTATIONS OF LIGHT

Alyona Grigorovitch

Abstract


The light is a distinct entity in the area, independent sources that produce it and the effects it causes during its spread. In a number of researches focused on mental representations of light that are children from 5 to 16 years found that these representations are often incompatible with the scientific model. 96children (46 boys and 50 girls) participated in this research where we studied representations of children 10-11 years on the light. As a technique of research we chose the directive individual interview. The results of the research show that children of 10-11years, use different categories of representations for the light

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light representations, 10-11 year old children, primary education

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