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Moon Misconceptions: Bringing pedagogical research of lunar phases into the classroom

by: Ronald Hermann and Bradford F. Lewis

Pedagogical research gives a three-step teaching strategy to address misconceptions—identify, overturn, and then replace with a scientific conception. Moon phases is one of the most common and persistent misconceptions among science students. This lesson is designed to improve teaching and help students better understand lunar phases.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2003Stock # tst03_070_08_51Volume 070Issue 08

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