Many students predict that materials wrapped round a hot object will make its temperature fall more slowly, but often think that different materials will reduce the rate at which the temperature of a cold object rises

Energy and Thermal Physics

Misconception RESEARCH REVIEW

References

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

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

  • Baser, M. and Geban, O. () Effectiveness of conceptual change instruction on understanding of heat and temperature concepts. Research in Science and Technological Education, 25, (1)

    115-133.

    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

  • Lee, C. K. () A Conceptual Change Model for Teaching Heat Energy, Heat Transfer and Insulation. Science Education International, 25, (4)

    417-437.

    Review sheet

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