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Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 3: Another 25 Formative Assessment Probes

 
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Cloud Watchers

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Summary: Weather is a topic in science that is applicable to our lives on an everyday basis. The weather often determines what we wear, where we go, and what we do. The activities here focus on clouds and the part they play in determining our weather. In the...

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External Resource: Droplet and the Water Cylce

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Summary: This interactive game follows a water droplet through the water cycle. Topics: NASA, water cycle, condensation, precipitation, infiltration, runoff, and evapotranspiration.

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Learning the Ropes With Electricity

Type: Journal Article

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Summary: Students create a hands-on classroom model illustrating a closed circuit along with other activities that explore the flow of electricity through modeling.

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Reflecting on a Misconception: Can students see a full-length image in a small mirror?

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Summary: Looking at the reflection of our image in a mirror is so commonplace that most of us are unaware of the misconception we hold with respect to this phenomenon. This article provides an activity that will help students explore the concepts and relationships...

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Science 101: What causes the different states of matter?

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Summary: The answer to this could be really simple or really complicated, depending on how deeply the issue is covered. Therefore, the author will dispense with the really complicated by limiting the discussion to solids, liquids, and gases. There are many other...

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Shadow Play

Type: Journal Article

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Summary: Students observe shadows through various activities and at the same time, learn about seasonal change.

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Simple Models

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Summary: As stated in “About This Book,” the author isn’t going to take the usual approach to the subject of chemistry. Because virtually all explanations of chemical reactions are based on our current model of atoms and molecules, the first thing to do here is...

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Teaching Through Trade Books: Seasons by the Sun

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Summary: Understanding the Sun has challenged people since ancient times. Mythology from the Greek, Inuit, and Inca cultures attempted to explain the daily appearance and nightly disappearance of the sun by relating it to a chariot racing across the sky. While...