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Recent Reviews by Michael
Are Clouds a Solid, Liquid, or Gas?
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 10:15 PM
Informative & Practical
Knowing the misconceptions to look for before teaching this lesson to my fifth graders is one of the most useful tools to have. This article clearly discusses examples from two separate fifth grade classrooms, showing strategies they used that led to misconceptions. I would not have thought before about my students getting the differences between boiling and evaporation mixed up/together. The explanation for these is clear and concise. The same goes for the second misconception in the lesson: how students think of clouds.
It was helpful to see the Hydrologic Cycle spelled out clearly within the article as well. The three main parts of the water cycle are put in terms that a fifth grader could understand, helping me get into the mindset to teach my fifth graders.
This was a well written and clear article, though I would like to know more misconceptions that students could have. Jake and Sandy must have come across more misconceptions in their classroom and seeing these would be even more helpful.
Describing what students believe clouds to be in the beginning, connecting the article to NGSS standards, and using real life teachers shaped my understanding of a teacher to fifth grade mindset. This made the article real and practical; I will definitely consider these misconceptions in my research before teaching.
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