Students' thought pattern concerning the greenhouse effect

Rifati Dina Handayani, Sri Handono Budi Prastowo, Trapsilo Prihandono, Pramudya Dwi Aristya Putra, Rayendra Wahyu Bachtiar, Lailatul Nuraini, Bambang Supriadi, Maryani Maryani, Singgih Bektiarso, Albertus Djoko Lesmono, I Ketut Mahardika


This study aims at investigating the Physics students' thought patterns concern-ing the greenhouse effect. Descriptive analysis was used, including the set of qualitative data. These data were then interpreted for their idea and content inductively to recognize students' thoughts and models concerning the greenhouse effect. The result confirmed three patterns of the students' thoughts concerning the greenhouse effect (patterns A, B, and C). The model covered different concepts, mechanisms, and processes of the greenhouse effect. The students' knowledge from science teacher explanations and books is not the only learning source concerning the educational environment. The issue and broadcast media frequently carry out confusing the concepts. This research is expected to provide physics teachers critical information to develop appropriate teaching methods and strategies concerning these topics.


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Rifati Dina Handayani (Primary Contact)
Sri Handono Budi Prastowo
Trapsilo Prihandono
Pramudya Dwi Aristya Putra
Rayendra Wahyu Bachtiar
Lailatul Nuraini
Bambang Supriadi
Maryani Maryani
Singgih Bektiarso
Albertus Djoko Lesmono
I Ketut Mahardika
Handayani, R. D., Prastowo, S. H. B., Prihandono, T., Putra, P. D. A., Bachtiar, R. W., Nuraini, L., Supriadi, B., Maryani, M., Bektiarso, S., Lesmono, A. D., & Mahardika, I. K. (2021). Students’ thought pattern concerning the greenhouse effect. Momentum: Physics Education Journal, 5(1), 21–28.

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