International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Diagnosing Students’ Misconceptions about Plant Parts in Turkey
Merve Gültekin, Ünsal Umdu Topsakal

The main aim of this study was to understand what students consider about plant parts. Therefore, the goals were (1) to identify 7th grade students’ misconceptions about plant parts concepts and (2) to understand which variables (gender, parents’ education level and attitude towards plants) influenced students’ conceptions. Qualitative research method was used and 50 7th grade students participated to this study. An instrument, consisting of 10 open ended questions and semi-structured interviews were applied to students. Data analysis allows us to conclude that students had serious difficulties in understanding plant parts. Gender, parents’ education level and attitudes towards plants did not influence students’ conceptions.

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