Category Archives: Strengths in Science Classrooms

A Note to the Teacher: DRIVE!

What drives a classroom? Daniel H. Pink, the author of New York Times best-seller, Drive helps us tackle this specific question. He uncovers the surprising truth about what truly motivates us. Motivation 3.0 We are going to dive into Motivation … Continue reading

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Misconceptions to New Knowledge

Misconceptions in Science There are many scientific misconceptions out there and, as teachers, it is our duty to help our students dispel these misconceptions by using evidence and laws to create new knowledge. Common misconceptions that you may come across … Continue reading

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Challenge Your Misconceptions

You are probably wrong (and that’s ok) Everyone holds some misconceptions. There is so much misinformation out there that it is inevitable. I know that not everything I “know” is accurate. I regularly find out that I’m wrong about something I … Continue reading

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Misconceptions in our classrooms

A misconception is a view or opinion that is incorrect due to faulty prior knowledge, thinking or understand. Naturally, these will pop up in our future classroom, but how do we as teachers notice confront them in our classrooms? 5 … Continue reading

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The Earth is How Old?

It’s four and half billion years old – not 6,000. The sciences are riddled with a lot of misconceptions that change as we get older, but there’s nothing wrong with misunderstanding a concept or fact due to a lack of … Continue reading

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Wait, Compounds & Molecules Aren’t the Same Thing?

Alternate Conceptions Within the Chemistry Classroom: What Does That Even Mean? Alternate conceptions are very present inside any chemistry classroom. Sometimes, there are even developed outside of the classroom! These ideas can form: As a child from observing the world … Continue reading

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Evolution vs. Natural Selection: Why are the Misconceptions Important to Correct?

        Introduction: Imagine if a group of students walk up to you and make the following statements about biology: “Natural selection and evolution are the same thing.” ” Natural selection leads to the creation of new features. … Continue reading

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Missing That Conception

“You know, Mr. Thomas, I heard that toilets flush backwards in Australia. Why is that?” What is a Misconception? In science, misconceptions are when background knowledge that the students have are wrong or inaccurate. This can prove problematic when you’re … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be Strong?

For most people the first thing that comes to mind when they hear the word “strong” is raw strength, such as muscles.  But when we hear the phrase “Play to your strengths”, most people don’t mean play to your raw … Continue reading

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Turning Weaknesses into Strengths

This quote really stuck with me. To me this quote saying that we need to know what our strengths and weakness are. By knowing what our weaknesses are, we are able to work on them until they evolve into strengths. … Continue reading

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