International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

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

Knowledge Level of Prospective Science Teachers Regarding Formation and Effects of Acid Rains on the Environment and Organisms
Filiz Kara

The purpose of this research is to measure knowledge level of prospective science teachers about acid rains. The research involved 54 prospective teachers who attended 3rd year of the program of science education at primary school level in a Turkish university located in the Black Sea region. The research made use of “single group posttest model”. A scale consisting of two open-end questions regarding formation and effects of acid rains was utilized. The question regarding the formation was analyzed using evaluation criteria including 5 comprehension categories. The question impacts of acid rain son the environment and organisms are resolved through content analysis. At the end of the research it has been seen that majority of the prospective teachers have answered the formation question within the category of complete comprehension. Moreover, it has been noted that answers by the prospective teachers to the impact question were divided into four categories and most emphasis was on that they damage human skin.

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