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Astronomy Misconception Lesson
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:24 PM
What would be a fun and exciting lesson to teach about astronomy that may solve common misconceptions that third grade students may have?
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Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:29 AM
You might try adapting something from this kinesthetic astronomy program: http://www.spacescience.org/education/extra/kinesthetic_astronomy/
I had an intern do it with a particularly wiggly 6th grade class and it worked great, many fewer misconceptions about motion of Earth, seasons and the moon than usual!
Good luck- astronomy is tricky because of scale. Even I have a hard time picturing it sometimes!
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Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:49 PM
Hi Ann, I have created a YouTube channel called FunScienceDemonstrations that is home to hundreds of free video demonstrations. The videos are all common core aligned and cover a variety of topics. Here is the link to the playlist of videos that cover Earth and Space topics. There are a multitude of video demonstrations that can easily be recreated in the classroom to help your students understand.
Hope you find this helpful,
Dr. George Mehler Ed.D.,
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Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:41 PM
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