Uncovering Student Ideas in Science
Page Keeley talks about the phases of the Moon

This symposium allowed participants the opportunity to meet the authors of the NSTA Press publication Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Page Keeley, Francis Eberle, and Lynn Farrin. Using examples from their book and their research experiences in the areas of how people learn, the presenters engaged the audience in discussions about formative assessment probes and how these can be used in the classroom. Participants were able to look over students’ sample work and shared ideas with the larger group on how assess students’ prior knowledge and strategies of how to eliminate these misconceptions. All participants received a copy of the book Uncovering Student Ideas in Science.



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Underwritten in part by NSTA Press