Tom Robertson

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Recent Posts by Tom

Tue May 15, 2018 10:58 PM in What do you do when NGSS gets the science wrong?
Hi Matt, Apologies for the tardy reply! 1. Can you tell me how to send to the NSTA biology listserv please? 2. NGSS state that oxygen and sugars react directly with each other to produce carbon dioxide and water.  This is incorrect.  Sugars are split by glycolysis and move into the mitochondria and enter the krebs cycle.  This produces electron carriers (and CO2 as a side product) that d...

Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:40 AM in What do you do when NGSS gets the science wrong?
I was a scientist for about 20 years, but now work for a science education company.  I was shocked to find that NGSS contains quite few misconceptions and that led me here to ask what do teachers do when the standards get the science wrong? Probably the two most important biochemical processes on earth are photosynthesis and cell respiration, yet NGSS get these flat-out, 100% wrong. These are the...