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Ed.), or visit this website. OPTION B – EGOCENTRISMThis project will assess the 3-6 year old child’s degree of egocentric thought. Please be sure to complete both task 1 and task 2 with your participant.For information on Egocentrism, see pages 129-130 in your textbook (HDEV. 3rdCan. Ed.).TASK 1Get a simple picture and place it in a file folder (cut out a 3” x 3” hole at the front of the file folder so that part of the picture can be seen. If you can easily tell what the picture is by looking at it through this box, pick another picture). Ask the child what she thinks the picture inside is. After getting an answer, open the folder to reveal the picture. Ask the child to describe the picture. Then put the picture back in the folder and ask, “If I showed this picture in the file folder to a friend of yours, what would he/she say the picture is about?” Does the child say what he/she knows about the picture? Does this demonstrate egocentric thought?TASK 2Use a 3-D figure (e.g. a dollhouse or acastle) and set it up on a table. Allow thechild to walk around the table to see allangles of the figure. Place a stuffed animal,action figure or doll on the opposite side ofthe table. Then ask the child variousquestions. For example, what can thestuffed animal see? Does the child givehis/her own perspective only (demonstratingegocentrism)? OPTION C – CONSERVATIONThis project will assess the 4-8 year olds ability to demonstrate conservation in their thinking.For information on Conservation, see pages 131-132, and page 160 in your textbook (HDEV. 3rdCan. Ed.).Revision 2 – August 2018
CONSERVATION OF FLUID VOLUMEYou will need two equal wide glasses, and one taller, narrower glass. Pour anequal amount of coloured liquid (such as juice) into each of the wide glasses.Ask the child if they are the same. Adjust as needed so that they say that they are. Then, if front of the child, pour one of thewide glasses into the narrow glass. Askagain if they have the same amount ofjuice in them. Does the child think thatthey glasses are the same? If the childdoes not, ask them where the “more”juice came from.CONSERVATION OF MASSYou will need some flexible clay or “Play-Doh.” Show the child two equal balls of Play-Doh. Ask the child if they are the same size. Adjust as needed so that they say that they are. Roll one ball into a longer, thinner shape. Pointing to each piece, ask the child again if the two pieces of Play-Doh have the same amount of Play-Doh in them. Again, you might want to ask where “more” came from.CONSERVATION OF NUMBERYou will need 14 coins (of the same type). Arrange the coins in two rows, seven coins in each row. Make sure that the rows are equally and evenly spaced. Ask the child if one row has more coins, or if each row has the samenumber of coins. Once the child says yes, spread out the coins so that one row is much wider than the other is. Ask the child again if one row has more,or if each row has the same number of coins.ASSIGNMENT FORMATSECTION 1 – PARTICIPANTIn your report, include your participant’s first name (only), age, sex, and the date of observation. Also be sure to indicate which option you chose to pursue, A, B, or C.