Arnaudin, Mary W. and Joel J. Mintzes

What Research Says: The Cardiovascular System: Children's Conceptions and Misconceptions
Science and Children

v23 n5 p48-51 Feb 1986

Reports findings of a study on children's perceptions and alternate conceptions about the human circulatory system. Summarizes the responses of fifth and eighth grade students on questions dealing with the heart and blood. Offers examples of hands-on activities and confrontation strategies that address common misconceptions on circulation.