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How to Address Misconceptions in the Science Classroom

Let’s start by watching this video: How many of these misconceptions have you have held? Were there any that surprised you? These are all only a small part of the misconceptions that your students may hold as they walk into … Continue reading

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Addressing Misconceptions in the Science Classroom

Looking at these above statements, how many do you think are true? Trick question: They’re ALL false! Now, don’t feel bad, a lot people believe these things to be true. After all, some of them are things that we grew … Continue reading

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Lets Address the Misconception in the Room

Everyone once in their lives have believes some type misconception in science. These misconceptions are often learned as a child and have been with you since you can remember. For example, I remember from a young age in girl scouts … Continue reading

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Revealing and Dealing with Misconceptions

Teachers (especially ones who teach High School) often have to teach students who have pre-instructural knowledge about a topic. This pre-instructural knowledge is not always correct These incorrect understandings are called alternative conceptions or misconceptions How to Deal with these … Continue reading

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