Many pupils recall phrases like ‘heat rises’ and ‘hot things expand’ but cannot explain these or use them appropriately in explanations
The following worksheets may help to identify whether students hold this particular misconception.
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- Schnittka, C. and Bell, R. () Engineering Design and Conceptual Change in Science: Addressing thermal energy and heat transfer in eighth grade. International Journal of Science Education, 33, (13)