Misconceptions About Between Physical and Chemical Changing of Matters of Primary School Students

  • Afsin I Kariper


Most of countries are trying to develop their education systems. Since the new generations are their future, they want to give a good education. So they have the biggest objective of their educational system to educate modern, productive responsible, qualified and educated people who also take side of solutions instead of problems. The educated people are educated very hard because of education problems. Education systems and educator to be forced the students’ problems. These problems particularly are about such as misconceptions, erroneous conceptions, limited conceptions… The most important of the problems clot in the misconceptions. For this purpose, I researched misconceptions about between physical and chemical changing of matters in the primary school students.


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How to Cite
KARIPER, Afsin I. Misconceptions About Between Physical and Chemical Changing of Matters of Primary School Students. European Journal of Physics Education, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 1-5, feb. 2017. ISSN 1309-7202. Available at: <http://eu-journal.org/index.php/EJPE/article/view/64>. Date accessed: 18 jan. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.20308/ejpe.v5i2.64.