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Childrens Misconceptions about Weather- A Review of the Literature

This paper can be used with CTS Section IV to examine students commonly held ideas about air, atmosphere, clouds, water cycle, seasons, and Earths heating.

Bibliographic Citation: 
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, LA, April 29, 2000. <http://www.curriculumtopicstudy.org/%5C%22http://www.csulb.edu/~lhenriqu/NARST2000.htm%5C%22>

Cell Misconceptions

Includes some common naive ideas and misconceptions related to cells, with references listed at the bottom. Can be used with Section IV.

Bibliographic Citation: 
Biology Place, San Diego State University <http://www.biologylessons.sdsu.edu/classes/lab7/altern.html>

Beyond Appearances- Students' Misconceptions about Basic Chemical Ideas

This report can be used to supplement the misconception research in CTS Section IV and address instructional implications in Section II. The report is a comprehensive summary of 11 conceptual areas of chemistry and examines the misconceptions students age 11-18 are likely to have, their possible origins, and implications for elementary, middle, and high school instruction.

Bibliographic Citation: 
A Report Prepared for the Royal Society of Chemistry, by Vanessa Barker (exact citation unknown). You can access the pdf version of the report at: http://www.rsc.org/education/teachers/learnnet/miscon.htm

Avoid Misconceptions When Teaching About Plants

This web article from actionbioscience.org, describes several misconceptions students have about plant physiology, structure, and behavior. The resource can be used with CTS Section I and IV to both improve adult understanding of botanical concepts as well as be aware of misconceptions students might develop based on factual errors in textbooks and flawed representations.

Bibliographic Citation: 
Hershey, D. (2004). Avoid Misconceptions When Teaching About Plants. In http://www.actionbioscience.org/education/hershey.html. <http://www.actionbioscience.org/education/hershey.html>

Adaptation- Concept Cartoon

Several of the concept cartoon assessments on this site can be used with Section IV to elicit student ideas related to adaptation and compare the ideas your students have with common ideas that emerge from the CTS study. Commentary that accompanies each cartoon describes common misconceptions noted in the research literature.

Bibliographic Citation: 
Anderson, D. and Fisher, K. (2002). San Diego State University College of Sciences <http://www.biologylessons.sdsu.edu/cartoons/concepts.html>

Childrens Misconceptions about Weather- A Review of the Literature

This paper can be used with CTS Section IV to examine students commonly held ideas about air, atmosphere, clouds, water cycle, seasons, and Earths heating.

Bibliographic Citation: 
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, LA, April 29, 2000.
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