International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

The Knowledge of Pre-Service Science Teachers Receiving Education in Turkey Regarding Air Pollution
Dr. Dilek Çelikler

The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge of pre-service science teachers regarding the definition of air pollution, the concentrations of clean and polluted air, the source of air pollution, its effects, and the measures that can be taken against pollution. The study was conducted with 136 pre-service science teachers receiving their third year education in the Faculty of Education Department of Elementary School Science Teaching at a university within the Black Sea Region of Turkey. The results of this study demonstrates that the pre-service science teachers had rather insufficient knowledge regarding the composition of air, stating that oxygen was the most abundant gas in clean air, while carbon dioxide was the most abundant gas in polluted air. In addition to this, it was determined that the pre-service science teachers were aware of the significance of air pollution for the world.

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