Some pupils do not regard a change of state as being related to a specific temperature
Pupils may explain changes of state in terms of the macroscopic properties of substances; they may think that melting and boiling points are properties of a substance.
The following worksheets may help to identify whether students hold this particular misconception.
For more information, see the University of York BEST website.
- Boz, Y., () Turkish Pupils' Conceptions of the Particulate Nature of Matter, Journal of Science Education, 15 (2)