Cultural Influences on Students' Views About the Origins of Life

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Cultural Influences on Students' Views About the Origins of Life. / Hanley, Pam; Grace, Marcus.

Contemporary science education research: Scientific literacy and social aspects of science. : A collection of papers presented at ESERA 2009 conference. Ankara, Turkey : Pegem Akademi, 2010. p. 339.

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Harvard

Hanley, P & Grace, M 2010, Cultural Influences on Students' Views About the Origins of Life. in Contemporary science education research: Scientific literacy and social aspects of science. : A collection of papers presented at ESERA 2009 conference. Pegem Akademi, Ankara, Turkey, pp. 339.

APA

Hanley, P., & Grace, M. (2010). Cultural Influences on Students' Views About the Origins of Life. In Contemporary science education research: Scientific literacy and social aspects of science. : A collection of papers presented at ESERA 2009 conference (pp. 339). Ankara, Turkey: Pegem Akademi.

Vancouver

Hanley P, Grace M. Cultural Influences on Students' Views About the Origins of Life. In Contemporary science education research: Scientific literacy and social aspects of science. : A collection of papers presented at ESERA 2009 conference. Ankara, Turkey: Pegem Akademi. 2010. p. 339

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Hanley, Pam ; Grace, Marcus. / Cultural Influences on Students' Views About the Origins of Life. Contemporary science education research: Scientific literacy and social aspects of science. : A collection of papers presented at ESERA 2009 conference. Ankara, Turkey : Pegem Akademi, 2010. pp. 339

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