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Table 6 Percentage of participants (n = 220) who stated particular misconceptions at pretest and posttest

From: Teaching natural selection in early elementary classrooms: can a storybook intervention reduce teleological misunderstandings?

Type of misconceptionPretestPosttest
Any misconception85%23%
Transformation55%12%
Development43%11%
Basic teleological25%5%
Effort3%2%
Agent1%<1%
  1. Note: Participants could express multiple misconceptions. A child who expressed both a transformation misconception and a basic teleological misconception would be counted in both rows. Please see Table 7 for numbers of children in mutually exclusive categories
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