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Transforming Middle Grade Science Misconceptions into Understanding

 
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Do Stars Move Across The Sky? 11-13-2013

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Summary: Web Seminar Archive

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Do Stars Move Across the Sky 11-13-2013.pdf

Type: User Resource

Summary: Web Seminar Presentation

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Archive: Do Stars Move Across the Sky? Transforming Middle Grade Science Misconceptions into Understanding, November 13, 2013

Type: Web Seminar Archive

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Summary: This web seminar took place on November 13, 2013 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenters were Sara Torpey, Curriculum Specialist with Britannica Digital Learning; and Larry Hanna, a teacher at Woodham Middle School, Pensacola,...

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Diagnosing and Dealing with Student Misconceptions: Floating and Sinking

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Summary: Misconceptions broadly exist in a variety of subject areas, such as physics, biology, geography, and other sciences. Among them, bringing students to an understanding of why things sink and float has proved to be one of the most challenging topics for...

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Nature of Light

Type: SciGuide

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Summary: SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

What is light? Our experience with light is that...

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Needle Through the Balloon: Skewering Misconceptions

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Summary: Prior experiences and conceptions that students have about a wide variety of science phenomena (e.g., sharp needles pop balloons) often form barriers to developing more scientifically valid understandings. In this activity, a long needle is passed through...

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Podcast: Timely Teachings - Seasons and the Cycles of Night and Day: Misconceptions About Day and Night

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Summary: The Podcast: Timely Teachings - Seasons and the Cycles of Night and Day: Misconceptions About Day and Night is a segment of the Web Seminar: Timely Teachings: Seasons...

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Science Sampler: Why we have seasons and other common misconceptions

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Summary: The video, A Private Universe, engages students in the ideas regarding alternative conceptions. This video is effective in capturing preservice teachers’ attention and altering their own beliefs regarding alternative conceptions, especially as...

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Teacher’s Toolkit: Misconceptions in the science classroom

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Summary: To address misconceptions, teachers first need to uncover them. Although misconceptions will surely emerge as you move through a lesson, it’s best to identify them prior to new learning. Here’s where the role of preassessment goes beyond uncovering what...

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Tried and True: Making the connection—Addressing students’ misconceptions of circuits

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Summary: Electricity is an abstract phenomenon that students interact with every day. Interestingly enough, many eighth-grade students do not fully understand the requirements for a complete circuit. In an effort to "short-circuit" misunderstandings, the circuits...