Teachers' Knowledge of Science Concepts

Interview Design

The science interview consisted of 41 questions, of which 31 questions examined teachers’ knowledge of the science concepts and principles, and 10 questions examined teachers’ interpretation of and how they would follow up on students’ thinking. The interview questions addressed six content areas included in the Inquiry Project curriculum:

  • (i) measurement and margin of error;
  • (ii) properties of air;
  • (iii) phase change;
  • (iv) dissolving;
  • (v) condensation; and
  • (vi) evaporation.