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ERIC Number: ED446902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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Preservice Middle and Secondary School Teachers' Misconceptions about Making Measurements Using Laboratory Instruments.
Sterling, Donna R.; Hall, Alfred L., II
This study was conceived when it was observed that in the laboratory, with few exceptions, college freshmen chemistry students did not know how to make accurate measurements. Once the students were made aware of this, they easily learned how. From this experience and in the interest of breaking the cycle, it was decided to assess the ability of preservice science teachers in a graduate education program to make accurate measurements using common laboratory equipment and to analyze the types of misconceptions they had. Misconceptions are summarized for the preservice teachers' responses on length of a plastic straw and a mass measurement of water placed in a 50mL glass cylinder. (YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study