Formative Assessment Probes: Uncovering Students' Concept of Matter

by: Page Keeley

This column focuses on promoting learning through assessment. This month’s probe can be used to elicit young children's ideas about matter. The probe reveals commonly held ideas elementary students have about the types of objects, materials, and substances that are considered matter.

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Assessment Chemistry Early Education Pedagogy


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2016Stock # sc16_053_05_26Volume 053Issue 05

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