According to Piaget, a teacher must be aware of the mental development of children in order to present concepts to students in a meaningful way. Too often, the mental processes of children are ignored in teaching. After years of teaching the phases of the moon in the traditional manner of using diagrams in texts; drawings on the board and teacher demonstrations with models, I discovered, several months after instruction, that a majority of my students could not demonstrate the positions of the moon in relation to the sun and earth in explaining moon phases.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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"Moon Phases and Piaget,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 17
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol17/iss1/8