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Table 2 Percentage (%) of children who provided both teleological explanations and explanations for usefulness

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

Percentage (%) of children who provided both teleological explanations and explanations for usefulness Pre-school First-grade Second-grade
(Ν = 74) (N = 153) (Ν = 149)
Duck feet Color 2,7a 5.8 1.3a
Shape 16.3a 31.4a 17.4a
Scissors Color 1.4a 0.7a 0.7a
Shape 28.4 37.3 29.5a
Rock Color 5.4 3.3a 2.7a
Shape 4.1 3.9a 1.3a
Booby feet Color 4.1a 5.3a 4.0a
Shape 8.1 21.6 18.1a
Nutcracker Color 2.7 2.6a 1.3a
Shape 6.8a 26.1a 22.2a
Stalagmite Color 5.4a 1.3a 1.3a
Shape 1.4a 7.2a 2.0a
  1. aIndicates that there was no statistically significant difference and that therefore there was a correlation between teleological explanations and explanations for usefulness