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Kapici, Hasan Özgür; Savasci-Açikalin, Funda – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
Textbooks are one of the primary teaching tools frequently used in schools and most teachers use them in their classrooms (Sanchez and Valcarcel, 1999). Since there are a lot of abstract concepts in science education, images in science textbooks play a vital role in the learning process (Kenan et al., 2011). Concretization of abstract concepts may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Middle Schools, Secondary School Science
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Özalp, Dilek; Kahveci, Ajda – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
Student conceptions related with matter and the particulate nature of matter (PNM), are vital for advanced understanding in chemistry, and have been a research area of significant attention. Lacking in the literature are studies addressing chemical misconceptions from an ontological point of view. The purpose of the current study was to develop a…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions, Science Instruction, Chemistry
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Paik, Seoung-Hey – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore how examples used in teaching may influence elementary school students' conceptions of evaporation and boiling. To this end, the examples traditionally used to explain evaporation and boiling in Korean 4th grade science textbooks were analyzed. The functions of these published examples were explanation…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Scientific Concepts, Heat