Teaching Science Term Paper by hicaliber

Teaching Science
This paper examines the need to correct some common misconceptions about the solar system, which often are found among 11-14 year old students.
# 94658 | 890 words | 11 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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This paper explains that significant advances in scientific knowledge has refuted many misconceptions about the solar system but these mistaken beliefs persist especially among students between the ages of 11 and 14. The author stresses the importance of correcting their misconceptions as they advance through school so that they can be prepared for the more advanced high school and college science and astronomy courses. The paper indicates that using lab studies, experiments and continued learning outside of the classroom are all measures that can prove useful in replacing misconceptions about the solar system with fact.

Table of Contents:
Some of the Misconceptions
Literature Review

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Baxter, J. (1991). A constructivist approach to astronomy in the national curriculum. Physics Education, 26,38-45.
  • Bishop, B., & Anderson, C. (1990). Student conceptions of natural selection and its role in evolution. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 27,415-427.
  • Jimenez, M. (1992). Thinking about theories or thinking with theories: A classroom study with natural selection. International Journal of Science Education, 14,51-61.
  • Lawson, A. (1993). Deductive reasoning, brain maturation, and scientific concept acquisition: Are they linked? Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 30, 1029-1051.
  • McManus, P. (1988). Good companions: More on the social determination of learning related behavior in a science museum. International Journal of Museum Management and Curatorship, 6, 263-270.

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