Clough, Elizabeth Engel and Rosalind Driver

Secondary Students' Conceptions of the Conduction of Heat: Bringing Together Scientific and Personal Views
Physics Education

v20 n4 p176-82 Jul 1985

Describes main features of students' thinking about heat and temperature (developed before formal science teaching) and results of a study that shows that many notions about heat/temperature used by younger children are still apparent in the thinking of older students. The study involved interviews with 84 students in three age groups.