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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 865-873
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.865.873
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Science Students’ Misconceptions of the Water Cycle According to their Drawings

Osman Cardak

This study conducted by based on student drawings and interviews was held with the aim of determining misconceptions of science students receiving education in universities about the water cycle. There are a number of techniques to indicate misconceptions of students. Open ended questions, two-stage diagnosis tests, concept maps, word association and interviews are some of these techniques. In addition, science educators have started to use drawings methods in order to ensure students to understand science and to obtain knowledge about their misconceptions recently. As a result of analysis of drawings and interviews, it was seen that more than half of students has comprehensive or partially conceptual knowledge, but approximately one fourth of students has misconceptions about this subject. In addition, it was determined that students have misconceptions like water cycle is only evaporation of water from the earth to the atmosphere and its return to the earth from the atmosphere by condensing.
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Osman Cardak , 2009. Science Students’ Misconceptions of the Water Cycle According to their Drawings. Journal of Applied Sciences, 9: 865-873.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.865.873






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