High School Students´ Alternative Conceptions About The Phenomenon Of The Formation Of The Moon Phases
Forty students, at ages between 14 and 18 years old, from three schools in Bauru city, were questioned about their alternative conceptions concerning the phenomenon of formation of the Moon Phases. It was observed that some of the pupils confound the phenomenon of the formation of the Moon Phases with the phenomenon of the formation of the lunar eclipses, others are unaware of the reason of the phenomenon, they present incoherent alternative conceptions of the reality or incomplete conceptions.
The results found here are aimed at the teachers of Elementary Education and can be used as a subsidy for
future development of new pedagogical methods.