Investigation of elementary school students' perceptions about "Soil"

Albayrak A., HAKVERDİ CAN M.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.5635-5639 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.487
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.5635-5639
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Soil is one of the most important non-renewable natural resources. Because of its' vital importance in terms of production, economics and ecology, it is important to understand how people perceive soil. According to studies in the field of education, values and attitudes begin to emerge during elementary school years. The aim of this study is toj investigate fourth grade students' perceptions about the concept of soil through metaphors. One hundred and three 4th grade students from two elementary schools participated in this study. Findings revealed that most commonly used metaphors for soil are mother, sand and home. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu