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A Study on Primary and Secondary School Students’ Misconceptions about Greenhouse Effect (Erzurum Sampling)

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Author(s): Seyda GUL | Selami YESİLYURT

Journal: International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education
ISSN 2146-0329

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 193;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Primary school | secondary school | greenhouse effect | misconceptions

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study is to determine what level of primary and secondary school students’ misconceptions related to greenhouse effect is. Study group consists of totally 280 students attended to totally 8 primary and secondary schools (4 primary school, 4 secondary school) which were determined with convenient sampling method from center of Erzurum. To collect data, a scale was used by utilizing from literature. Scale consisted of totally 22 items, 20 items of which were scored on a three-point Likert scale and 2 items left obtained information on demographic variables. The findings indicated that the students had fewer misconceptions than those specified in the literature related to “events depending onincreasing of greenhouse effect”, events getting bigger greenhouse effect” and “events to reduce greenhouse effect”.
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