Misconception About the Nature of Scientific Knowledge (Nature of Science)by: Victor Sampson and Sharon Schleigh

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Many people believe that scientific knowledge is absolute. They think of it as something that has been proven true and as a result, it cannot or will not change. The purpose of this activity is to help students understand that scientific knowledge is tentative, although it is well-supported by evidence. This activity is also designed to address many of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, which have a strong emphasis on literacy in science.

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  • on Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:30 PM

This chapter has students choosing a misconception in science and writing about it in a short research paper. Not a bad idea, I would strongly suggest working with the English Language Arts teacher. Hopefully, one paper could count as two grades and more students would buy in to completing the work.

Susan German  (Hallsville, MO)
Susan German (Hallsville, MO)

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