Teaching Children Science Chapter 2

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  • 1. 
    According to the National Research Council, which of the following is counter to what is believed about experts' knowledge?
    • A. 

      It relies mainly on the ability to remember

    • B. 

      It supports transfer to other contexts

    • C. 

      It specifies the circumstances in which it is applicable

    • D. 

      It is organized around important concepts

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements provided related to what modern researchers understand about how children learn science is in most direct conflict with traditional views of learning?
    • A. 

      There is variation in the rate of cognitive development among children

    • B. 

      Children come to the classroom with prior knowledge about science

    • C. 

      To learn science children must seek explanations based on evidence

    • D. 

      Children learn science by doing science

  • 3. 
    If your instructional techniques included teaching children to learn to confront the differences between what they believe and what they discover with their own senses, which of the following principals of constructivism would you be employing?
    • A. 

      Naive conceptions

    • B. 

      Accomodation

    • C. 

      Assimilation

    • D. 

      Module matching

  • 4. 
    Which of the following teaching strategies acknowledges that instruction must be varied and flexible to maximize student learning?
    • A. 

      Standardization

    • B. 

      Predetermination

    • C. 

      Differentiaion

    • D. 

      Conditionalization

  • 5. 
    When thinking about constructivism, which of the following seems most out of place?
    • A. 

      Children do not know the world as it is

    • B. 

      Children create their own reality

    • C. 

      Children's beliefs affect the information their senses deliver

    • D. 

      Children do not have naive conceptions

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is an essential feature in a teacher's consideration of learning styles?
    • A. 

      The teacher has a particular learning style and brings it to bear as units and lessons are constructed

    • B. 

      Children have particular learning styles and the teacher needs to adjust to them

    • C. 

      Socioeconomic status may conflict with learning style

    • D. 

      A cooperative group's learning style may conflict with the teacher's learning style.

  • 7. 
    Given the definition of accommodation as it relates to science learning, identify which of the following correctly completes the statement, "Each person creates reality based on his or her..."
    • A. 

      Previous beliefs

    • B. 

      Knowledge of misconceptions

    • C. 

      Inability to reason at a young age

    • D. 

      Desire to separate what is believed from what is real

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