European Journal of STEM Education
Research Article
2016, 1(2), pp. 45-51

Learning the language of earth science: Middle school students’ explorations of rocks and minerals

Published in Volume 1 Issue 2: 25 Mar 2016
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Abstract

The approaches and interpretations of a class of 6th graders and a class of 8th graders in a U.S. middle school asked to engage in tasks that involved using observations to describe and classify samples is the subject of this paper. Overall 8th graders were better able to perform the tasks, suggesting a developmental advantage aspect. However, the descriptions of the rock and mineral samples recorded by students can be considered salient for identification purposes. However, the descriptions were not recognized as salient features by most of the grade 6th and 8th U.S. students.

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AMA 10th edition
In-text citation: (1), (2), (3), etc.
Reference: Reid-Griffin A. Learning the language of earth science: Middle school students’ explorations of rocks and minerals. European Journal of STEM Education. 2016;1(2), 45-51. https://doi.org/10.20897/lectito.201621
APA 6th edition
In-text citation: (Reid-Griffin , 2016)
Reference: Reid-Griffin , A. (2016). Learning the language of earth science: Middle school students’ explorations of rocks and minerals. European Journal of STEM Education, 1(2), 45-51. https://doi.org/10.20897/lectito.201621
Chicago
In-text citation: (Reid-Griffin , 2016)
Reference: Reid-Griffin , Angelia. "Learning the language of earth science: Middle school students’ explorations of rocks and minerals". European Journal of STEM Education 2016 1 no. 2 (2016): 45-51. https://doi.org/10.20897/lectito.201621
Harvard
In-text citation: (Reid-Griffin , 2016)
Reference: Reid-Griffin , A. (2016). Learning the language of earth science: Middle school students’ explorations of rocks and minerals. European Journal of STEM Education, 1(2), pp. 45-51. https://doi.org/10.20897/lectito.201621
MLA
In-text citation: (Reid-Griffin , 2016)
Reference: Reid-Griffin , Angelia "Learning the language of earth science: Middle school students’ explorations of rocks and minerals". European Journal of STEM Education, vol. 1, no. 2, 2016, pp. 45-51. https://doi.org/10.20897/lectito.201621
Vancouver
In-text citation: (1), (2), (3), etc.
Reference: Reid-Griffin A. Learning the language of earth science: Middle school students’ explorations of rocks and minerals. European Journal of STEM Education. 2016;1(2):45-1. https://doi.org/10.20897/lectito.201621
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