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ERIC Number: EJ1050926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: EISSN-1446-6120
Students' Ideas about Changes in Mass Associated with Melting
Kabapinar, Filiz
Science Education Review, v6 n4 p132-138 2007
This paper reports a study on elementary students' ideas regarding changes in mass associated with melting. An open-ended probe was designed and distributed to fifth-grade students (n = 230). In addition, 50 students were asked their reasons behind predictions on mass change. The written responses indicate that, despite conventional teaching, students have difficulty understanding conservation of mass. Although students' predictions were similar, individual reasons for those predictions differed. In some cases, students used similar reasons for different predictions. Finally, the results of the study highlight misconceptions that have not been reported previously.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey