Assessing Students’ Ideas About Plantsby: Mary Stein, Natalie S. Barman, Shannan McNair, and Charles R. Barman

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This article contains an interview protocol that will help you gather information about your elementary students’ ideas related to plants. By implementing the protocol, you will be able to discover what kinds of organisms your students think are plants and identify what students consider important for plant growth. Reproducible pictures of organisms and items that plants need for growth are included.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
9/1/2002

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  • on Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:18 PM

This article is rathe dated because it is requiesting that teachers administer a simple interivew to students and submit the resutls, however, the interview could still be utilized in the classroom. The interview unveils student understanding of plants, including identifying simple plants and identifying items plants need for growth. Administration of this interview will expose your students misconceptions related to plants and their growth. You can use the results to inform your teaching and to correct student misunderstandings related to plants.

Patricia McGinnis  (Pottstown, PA)
Patricia McGinnis (Pottstown, PA)


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