Science Sampler: Correcting student misconceptions

by: S. Wali Abdi

Before learning any formal science, children try to make sense of natural phenomena on their own. However, several studies have shown that it can be difficult to convince a student to give up a long-held misconception in favor of an accurate scientific explanation. Misconceptions can be confronted through hands-on and minds-on activities. The strategies outlined in this article will foster a climate of inquiry within the classroom.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2006Stock # ss06_029_04_39Volume 029Issue 04

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