Assessing Students’ Ideas About Plants

by: Mary Stein, Natalie S. Barman, Shannan McNair, and Charles R. Barman

This article contains an interview protocol that will help you gather information about your elementary students’ ideas related to plants. By implementing the protocol, you will be able to discover what kinds of organisms your students think are plants and identify what students consider important for plant growth. Reproducible pictures of organisms and items that plants need for growth are included.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2002Stock # sc02_040_01_25Volume 040Issue 01

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