Exploring Elementary Students’ Understanding of Energy and Climate Change


Colin BOYLAN


Abstract

As environmental changes become a significant societal issue, elementary science curricula need to develop students’ understanding about the key concepts of energy and climate change. For teachers, developing quality learning experiences involves establishing what their students’ prior understanding about energy and climate change are. A survey was developed to explore what elementary students know and understand about renewable and non-renewable sources of energy and their relationship to climate change issues. The findings from this survey are reported in this paper.


Keywords

Elementary Students, Energy, Climate Change

Paper Details

Paper Details
Topic Elementary Education
Pages 1 - 15
Issue IEJEE, Volume 1, Issue 1
Date of acceptance 01 October 2008
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Author(s) Details

Colin BOYLAN

Charles Sturt University, Australia


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