This research examines 321 preservice elementary teachers in a study designed to investigate their intuitive scientific ideas and understandings. Results reveal that the majority of subjects, with the exception of a high proportion of those who has a successful high school background in physics and chemistry, have misunderstandings regarding some physical science concepts.
- Grade 1
- Grade 6
- Grade 8
- Grade 9
Keywords:NSDL,Education Foundations,Instructor: Pre-service,Preservice Teacher Education,Misconceptions,Social Sciences,Alternative Conceptions,Scientific Concepts,Science Education,Life Science,Sample Population,Elementary Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003062835399T,Higher Education,Elementary School,Chemistry,Physics,Classification,Knowledge Level,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Physical Sciences,Education
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