Determining Students’ Conceptual Understandings of Physics Concepts

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Shanlax International Journal of Education, cilt.8, sa.3, ss.1-5, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Dergi Adı: Shanlax International Journal of Education
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-5


In this study, it was aimed to determine the students’ conceptual understanding and misconceptions about the concepts in the 8th grade Matter and Properties unit. Students (n = 180) of two middle schools in Istanbul Province participated in the study. The qualitative research method was used to determine students’ conceptual understanding. A paper-and-pencil questionnaire consisting of six questions was applied as a data collection tool. Student responses to the questionnaires were subcategories by content analysis, and the percentages of the responses were determined. As a result of the findings obtained from the study, it was seen that 8th-grade students had some conceptual deficiencies and misconceptions about pressure and buoyancy.