The Prepared Practitioner

Colburn, Alan
September 2009
Science Teacher;Sep2009, Vol. 76 Issue 6, p10
Academic Journal
The article examines students' conceptions of chemistry. According to researchers, there are three levels of student understanding of chemical concepts which include macroscopic, microscopic and symbolic. It is noted that students often interpret abstract models literally. Ways in which students create misconceptions are discussed.


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