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ERIC Number: EJ901271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1306-3065
Students' Misunderstandings about the Energy Conservation Principle: A General View to Studies in Literature
Tatar, Erdal; Oktay, Munir
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v2 n3 p79-81 Jul 2007
This paper serves to review previously reported studies on students' misunderstandings about the energy conservation principle (the first law of thermodynamics). Generally, studies in literature highlighted students' misunderstandings about the energy conservation principle stem from preliminaries about energy concept in daily life. Since prior knowledge of students' misunderstandings of scientific content knowledge is the first step in preventing these misunderstandings, it is considered that such a study will provide an important source for studies which aim to reduce or eliminate misunderstandings on the energy conservation principle.
International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication. Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education, 14280 Golkoy-Bolu, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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