Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part 1, Learning and curriculum development Issue 65
2016-12-22 発行

溶解現象の描画に見られる児童の粒子概念に関する調査研究 : 日本とフィンランドとの比較を通して

Children’s Concepts of Particles in the Phenomena of Dissolution : A Comparison between Japan and Finland
Hamada, Yuriko
In Japan, 5th grade students learn about particle models in dissolution in science classes. In contrast, 5th grade students in Finland learn about atoms and molecules. Thus, there are some differences in the way that dissolution is taught in the two countries. The current study sought to investigate the effect of these differences on children’s understanding of dissolution in the 4th and 6th grades in Japan and Finland. The results indicated that, among 6th grade students who studied dissolution, more Japanese students than Finnish students were able to describe sugars and salts using a particle model. We discuss the potential causes of this finding in relation to the way that dissolution is taught in science lessons, and whether particle models are included in textbooks.
concepts of particles
dissolution learning
drawing method