Children's Thinking and Learning. Students will complete research projects on selected topics related to children's cognitive development in educational Settings. Working with children in local elementary school classrooms, students will work in small groups to design, collect, and analyze data using observational and interview methods. Some controlled experimental designs will be possible, analyzing the effects of specific curricular interventions on children's conceptual Development. In addition to class time, participants must have some regular time available for data collection during public school hours.