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Dispelling Science Misconceptions

Many students (and teachers) have beliefs, ideas, and concepts that are in direct conflict with currently held scientific thought. Overcoming this common barrier begins when students, with the guidance of the teacher, discover their own science misconceptions and correctly rebuild their critical conceptual knowledge. Learn about common misconceptions and strategies to help students reconstruct their knowledge.
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Dispelling Science Misconceptions
  • ww2.kdp.org
    ww2.kdp.org

    6 Strategies to Limit Misconceptions in Science Teaching

    Article
    Kappa Delta Pi says:
    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
  • Mental Floss says:
    A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, Hank Green discusses 50 common science misconceptions about topics such as bats, dog years, and dinosaurs.
  • learningcenter.nsta.org
    learningcenter.nsta.org

    Perspectives: Assessing and Addressing Student Science Ideas

    30 minute read
    Kappa Delta Pi says:
    Use these research-based strategies to assess and address students’ misconceptions. $0.99
  • newyorkscienceteacher.com
    newyorkscienceteacher.com

    Science Misconceptions

    10 minute read
    Kappa Delta Pi says:
    These lists of misconceptions and tools to use to combat them are invaluable for a teacher starting a new science unit. Good teachers don't let students build on bad concepts.
  • Kappa Delta Pi says:
    Reveal students’ preconceptions and misconceptions with NSTA Press’s award-winning and best-selling "Uncovering Student Ideas in Science" series. Each volume includes 25 short, formative assessment probes that can help pinpoint what your students know (or think they know)—allowing you to monitor student learning and adjust your teaching strategies accordingly. Free chapters. Each book about $30.
  • learningcenter.nsta.org
    learningcenter.nsta.org

    From Misconceptions to Conceptual Change

    40 minute read
    Kappa Delta Pi says:
    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.