Family Science Talk in Museums: Predicting Children's Engagement From Variations in Talk and Activity.

@article{Callanan2017FamilyST,
  title={Family Science Talk in Museums: Predicting Children's Engagement From Variations in Talk and Activity.},
  author={Maureen A. Callanan and Claudia L Casta{\~n}eda and Megan R Luce and Jennifer L. Martin},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2017},
  volume={88 5},
  pages={1492-1504}
}
Children's developing reasoning skills are better understood within the context of their social and cultural lives. As part of a research-museum partnership, this article reports a study exploring science-relevant conversations of 82 families, with children between 3 and 11 years, while visiting a children's museum exhibit about mammoth bones, and in a focused one-on-one exploration of a "mystery object." Parents' use of a variety of types of science talk predicted children's conceptual… CONTINUE READING
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