Student"s understanding of the nature of science.

Publisher: Centre for Studies in Science and Mathematics Education, University of Leeds, Publisher: Department of Educational Studies, University of York in Leeds, York

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StatementPhilip Scott.
SeriesWorking papers -- 1
ContributionsScott, Philip J., Children"s Learning in Science Project., Science Education Group.
The Physical Object
Number of Pages30
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Open LibraryOL16492170M
ISBN 100904421554

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