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Dealing With Science MISCONCEPTIONS

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California Journal of Science Education
Vol V, Issue 2 – Spring, 2005

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Table of Contents

President’s Message

What and Why Misconceptions?

Enhancing Learning Through Conceptual Change Teaching
William C. Kyle, Jr. and James A. Shymansky
Teaching for Conceptual Change: Confronting Children's Experience
Bruce Watson and Richard Kopnicek

Misconceptions About Science

The Principal Elements of the Nature of Science: Dispelling the Myths
William F. McComas
Glossary of Terms Used in Teaching About the Nature of Science
National Academy Press

Overcoming Misconceptions in Science

Avoid Misconceptions When Teaching about Plants
David R. Hershey
Children's Ideas About Weather: A Review of the Literature
Laura Henriques
What Causes the Seasons?
Phil Plait
Dark Side of the Moon
Phil Plait
Five Major Misconceptions about Evolution
Mark Isaak
Students' Conceptions of the Forces Acting on Objects in Motion
David Palmer
Chemistry Misconceptions
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Appendix

Resources

Cover Story
The Egg and the Equinox

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