Gabel, Dorothy L. and others

Understanding the Particulate Nature of Matter
Journal of Chemical Education

v64 n8 p695-97 Aug 1987

Cites studies related to students' misconceptions about the particulate nature of matter. Stresses that a good understanding of these concepts is fundamental to the study of chemistry itself. Reports on a study of preservice elementary teachers views of the particulate nature of matter before instruction on the topic.