Many pupils think that static gas does not apply pressure

Properties of Matter

Misconception RESEARCH REVIEW

For example, students may think that gas can only exert pressure when being actively compressed and they think that pressure arises from moving fluids. This is a common misconception in the context of air in particular. 

References

  • Andersson, B., () Pupils' Conceptions of Matter and its Transformations (age 12-16), Studies in Science Education, 18,

    53-85.

    Review sheet

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