Journal of Science Education and Technology

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 189–195

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

  • Ricardo Trumper

DOI: 10.1023/A:1009477316035

Cite this article as:
Trumper, R. Journal of Science Education and Technology (2001) 10: 189. doi:10.1023/A:1009477316035


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 studyhigh-school teachersastronomy conceptions

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Trumper
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  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences and Science TeachingHaifa UniversityIsrael