ISSN:2148-2489

THE USE OF LETTER WRITING ACTIVITY TO IDENTIFY 8th GRADE STUDENTS' MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT HEAT AND TEMPERATURE


The purpose of this study is to determine eighth grade students' misconceptions to related heat and temperature through letter writing, one of the writing-to-learn activities. Document analysis, a qualitative research method, was used for this study. The sample of this study consisted 50 eighth graders from two middle schools in Yağlıdere, Giresun in 2017-2018 Fall Term. Letter writing, a writing-to-learn activity, was used as data collection method. The letters of the students were examined through content analysis and then tables were created by using themes and codes according to the students' replies. The results of this study concluded that the eighth graders had many missing conceptions and misconceptions about heat and temperature.


Keywords


Heat, Letter Writing Activity, Misconceptions, Temperature

Author : Fatih AKTÜRK - Mustafa UZOĞLU
Number of pages: 395-408
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/ASOS.36706
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The Journal of Academic Social Sciences
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