A cross-college age study of science and nonscience students' conceptions of basic astronomy concepts in preservice training for high-school teachers

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-195
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Science Education and Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001


  • Astronomy conceptions
  • Cross-college age study
  • High-school teachers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Engineering

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