Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Introduction to Earth's Place in the Universe: Preassessment - Section 2: Pre-Assessment


Knowing students' misconceptions in Science is turning out to be important information!  A study published in the American Education Research Journal in 2013 found that the students of teachers who were able to identify their students' misconceptions, showed larger gains in achievement.  

I know that when I have an idea of what my students' mis or preconceptions are before I teach a unit, it gives me an idea of how to target my instruction, and particularly what questions to ask my students.  This is information that makes me a better teacher.  This type of information is readily available through a Google search.  I also keep notes on units from year to year.  Typically, the same misconceptions keep popping up!

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Misconceptions
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Introduction to Earth's Place in the Universe: Preassessment

Unit 5: Plaid Pete is Finding Earth's Place in the Universe
Lesson 1 of 13

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate their prior knowledge about Earth's Place in the Universe.

Big Idea: What do students already know about Earth, the solar system, and the universe? Students take a pre-assessment that will be used to inform instruction.

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Science, Earth and Space Science, universe, stars, science notebooks, Science Models, Moon
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