Some students believe that the Earth travels around the Sun once in a day, rather than identifying that this is a year

Earth and Space

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

The following studies have documented this misconception:

  • Baxter, J., () Children's understanding of familiar astronomical events International Journal of Science Education. 11 (5)

    502-513

    https://doi.org/10.1080/0950069890110503

    review sheet

  • Osborne, J., Wadsworth, P., Black, P. and Meadows, J., () The earth in space: Primary space project research report NA Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.

    Review sheet

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