Building a model of the environment: how do children see plants?

@inproceedings{Korfiatis1999BuildingAM,
  title={Building a model of the environment: how do children see plants?},
  author={Konstantinos J. Korfiatis and Michael J Reiss},
  year={1999}
}
In order to name and classify a plant they see, children use their existing mental models to provide the plant with a name and classification. In this study pupils of a range of ages (5, 8, 10, and 14 years old) were presented with preserved specimens of six different plants (strictly, five plants and a fungus) and asked a series of questions about them. Their responses indicate that pupils of all ages mainly recognise and use anatomical features when naming the plants and explaining why they… CONTINUE READING

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