Progression of Children's Ideas and Understanding About Microbial Activity
http://www1.phys.uu.nl/esera2003/programme/pdf\018S.pdf

Jenny Byrne, University of Southampton


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This report addresses the need for science education research regarding children's ideas about microorganisms. The author offers a brief introduction to the history of the subject and explains methods used in the experiment. Carried out in survey form, figures are used to compare responses of 2nd, 4th, and 9th grade students. It is concluded that children's ideas seem to be dominated by non-beneficial activities of microbes.


Subject: Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology