Conservation - what is going on?

In this assignment you will apply what we've talked about in class last week on a new domain. We will watch a videotape that shows two children between the ages of 5 and 6, doing the classic Piagetian conservation tasks. Each child does the task twice, with an experimental manipulation that you will notice. Observe the children carefully.

skills practiced:
  • think critically about classic and contemporary issues of child development.
  • understand research methods and interpret research findings.
  • compiling and interpreting data.
  • observation.