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Unformatted text preview: was apparent. The children both spoke to each other and themselves. The children were at different levels of understanding and scaffolding was evident within the group. The children who seemed to know more about pendulums used zone of proximal development to help the others. They dominated discussion until there was evidence of intersubjectivity where they indicated the same level of understanding. With Piagets Hypothetico-deductive reasoning the children eventually worked out the four hypotheses and concluded that there was only one variable that made the difference and that was the string length. Minimum scaffolding was needed from me as the children had obviously had a good idea of what a pendulum was. I concluded the task with asking the children to show and tell me what they had discovered....
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- Spring '11