Do objects of different weight fall at the same time? Updating naive beliefs about free-falling objects from fictional and informational books in young children

Vaunam P. Venkadasalam & Patricia A. Ganea
This study examined whether children 4- and 5-years-old (N = 156) can revise a physical science misconception from different types of picture books. A realistic fiction book and informational book with identical images matched in word count and reading difficulty level were compared to a control book about plants. In the pretest and posttest, children were asked to make predictions about pairs of objects that either had the same or different weight. The pretest scores...
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