Some students misrepresent the ideas of the Earth being heated by saying it is cold in the winter because winter clouds stop heat from getting to the Earth

Earth and Space

Misconception RESEARCH REVIEW

References

The following studies have documented this misconception:

  • Dunlop, J., () How children observe the universe, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 200 (17)

    194-206.

    Review sheet

  • Sarioğlan, A. B. and Küçüközer, H., () From Elementary to University Students' Ideas About Causes of the Seasons, Journal of Turkish science education, DOI: 10.12973/tused.10137a.

    Review sheet

  • 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

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