ERIC Number: EJ458310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Grade-12 Students' Misconceptions Relating to Fundamental Characteristics of Atoms and Molecules.
Griffiths, Alan K.; Preston, Kirk R.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v29 n6 p611-28 Aug 1992
Identifies misconceptions related to the fundamental characteristics of atoms and molecules held by twelfth-grade students. Data were obtained by administration of semistructured interviews to a stratified, random sample of 30 students. Fifty-two misconceptions were observed and reported. Some of the misconceptions identified parallel the historical development of scientific concepts. (PR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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