Vol.8, No.4, November 2019.                                                                                                                                                                           ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Tailoring Empirical Inquiry in Physics to Pupils’ Needs according to their Knowledge about Density

and Statistical Literacy


Ľubomíra Valovičová, Janka Medová


© 2019 Janka Medová, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 1433-1439, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM84-47, November 2019.


Received: 26 August 2019.

Revised:   07 November 2019.
Accepted:  12 November 2019.
Published: 30 November 2019.




In this paper three orchestrations of the pupils’ investigation concerning the concept of density are described. Three different groups of children (pre-school children, pupil of grade 2 and grade 4) were inquired about the differences of densities regarding the various kinds of candies. The substantial environment allowed an experienced teacher to tailor the investigations according to the needs, particularly the knowledge about density and statistical literacy of participating children.


Keywords – Psychics education, math education.



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