Mental Models of the Day/Night Cycle

  title={Mental Models of the Day/Night Cycle},
  author={Stella Vosniadou and William F. Brewer},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
This article presents the results of an experiment which Investigated elementary school children’s explanations of the day/night cycle. First, third, and fifth grade children were asked to explain certain phenomena, such as the disappearance of the sun during the night, the disappearance of stars during the day, the apparent movement of the moon, and the alteratlon of day and night. The results showed that the ma/orlty of the children In our sample used In a consistent fashlon a small number of… CONTINUE READING

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