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ERIC Number: EJ923648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Prospective Primary School Teachers' Misconceptions about States of Matter
Tatar, Erdal
Educational Research and Reviews, v6 n2 p197-200 Feb 2011
The purpose of this study was to identify prospective primary school teachers' misconceptions about the states of matter. The sample of the study was 227 fourth-year prospective primary school teachers in a Department of Primary Education in Turkey. Researcher asked from every participant to write a response to an open ended question about differences among solid, liquid and gaseous states of matter. In analyzing the research data, the researcher used descriptive analysis techniques. The findings of the research indicated that prospective primary school teachers have some misconceptions such as: The shape of solids do not change, there is no space between the particles of solids, since gases are not affected by gravity they do not fall down like the solids and liquids, the size of the particles of solids is bigger than the particles of liquids, and the particles of liquids are bigger than the ones of gases. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey