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The aim of this research is to reveal the reflections of primary school candidates’ some concepts (The dimensions of the world, the sun and the moon, the shape of the world, the place of the world in the solar system) in the “The World and the Universe" learning area on their drawings. The methods of research utilized in descriptive research. The research was carried out with 100 primary school teacher candidates studying in 3rd class of university from the Trabzon city of the Turkey. A questionnaire and semi-structured interview questions were used as a data collection tool. The questions in the questionnaire and interview were selected from the titles in the "The World and the Universe" learning area in the science curriculum. In the questionnaire, 3 questions were asked to teacher candidates to draw. The first question was asked teacher candidates to draw a figure related to the dimensions of the world, the sun and the moon, second question was asked to draw the shape of the world, third question was asked to draw the World's place in the solar system. The semi-structured interviews were carried out with a total of 10 voluntary primary school teacher candidates. Teacher candidates were asked questions about their drawings in interviews. Qualitative analysis techniques were utilized in the analysis of questionnaire and interviews. At the end of the research; it was found that the vast majority of the primary school teacher candidates have drawn the world's shape in a similar manner to the sphere. Similarly, all of the interviewed teacher candidates who have been interviewed have correctly expressed that the world looks like a sphere. It has turned out that the majority of the primary school candidates had problems in projecting the world, the sun, and the dimension of the moon on their drawings. It has been found that the primary school candidates, especially draw the world, the sun and the moon sizes close to each other. In the results obtained from the interviews with the teacher candidates, it can be said that the candidates have insufficient knowledge about the actual dimensions of the world, the sun and the moon, so that they have problems in their drawings. Teacher candidates have reached the conclusion that they know the place of the world correctly in the solar system and that it is closest to the solar system as the third planet. However, the vast majority of candidates may arrive at the problem of drawing of placing the other planets towards the sun as closeness to the sun.
Primary school teacher candidates, the World and the Universe, drawing