Have you ever had a student who insisted he was right about a science concept when he was really off-base? Or how about the student who keeps missing some obvious part of a science principle? Where do they get these strange ideas and how can you help them see what is right? This article shows how to help them learn for themselves which parts of their thinking need to change. $2.95
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We all have misconceptions about the world in which we live—how it works, how we interact with it, how it changes, and the reasons behind those changes. These misunderstandings are personal notions we create to make meaning of our surroundings. This National Science Teachers Association article addresses how these inaccuracies can occur, what historic missteps may contribute, and which strategies teachers can use to help students move toward conceptual change.