Many pupils think the temperature of boiling water will continue to rise if it is heated, and that the temperature of a sample of ice will fall if more ice is added.

Energy and Thermal Physics

Misconception RESEARCH REVIEW

Diagnostic Resources

The following worksheets may help to identify whether students hold this particular misconception.

For more information, see the University of York BEST website.

References

  • Jasien, P. G. () Roles of Terminology, Experience and Energy Concepts in Student Conceptions of Freezing and Boiling. Journal of Chemical Education, 90,

    1609-1615.

    Review sheet

  • Chu, H; Treagust, D. F.; Yeo, S. and Zadnik, M. () Evaluation of Students' Understanding of Thermal Concepts in Everyday Contexts. International Journal of Science Education, 34, (10)

    1509-1534.

    Review sheet

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