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Table 1 Percentage (%) of children who provided teleological explanations

From: Children’s Intuitive Teleology: Shifting the Focus of Evolution Education Research

Percentage (%) of children who provided teleological explanations Pre-school First-grade Second-grade
(Ν = 74) (N = 153) (Ν = 149)
Duck feet Color 20.3 9.2 4.7
Shape 40.5 45.8 38.9
Scissors Color 17.6 5.2 9.4
Shape 63.5 56.2 52.4
Rock Color 18.9 8.5 4.0
Shape 20.3 11.8 5.4
Booby feet Color 16.2 13.1 8.7
Shape 32.4 38.6 33.6
Nutcracker Color 12.2 4.6 7.4
Shape 29.7 35.3 36.2
Stalagmite Color 16.2 5.2 4.7
Shape 13.5 10.5 4.7