Journal of Science Education and Technology

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 189-195

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A Cross-College Age Study of Science and Nonscience Students' Conceptions of Basic Astronomy Concepts in Preservice Training for High-School Teachers

  • Ricardo TrumperAffiliated withFaculty of Sciences and Science Teaching, Haifa University

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A questionnaire of 19 questions given to a total of 433 students in college preservice training for future high-school teachers showed that science and nonscience majors held a series of misconceptions on several central topics in basic astronomy.

Cross-college age study high-school teachers astronomy conceptions