the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
the Annenberg Channel
This is a collection of nine video-based workshops developed to help teachers identify and implement strategies that help students deeply learn abstract science content. Be prepared for a surprise: each video includes footage of college graduates from prestigious universities who have retained grossly erroneous conceptions about fundamental science topics that are typically covered in grades K-8. How could they have graduated from top institutions with these deeply-ingrained misconceptions? The videos demonstrate how a student's preconceived ideas can pose critical barriers to learning science. Next, they introduce educational research about how students learn science and provide strategies for overcoming misconception to allow for new (and correct) understanding. Topics explored in the videos include: electricity, photosynthesis, the seasons, chemistry, geometric optics, environmental science, gravity, and more.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Private Universe Project in Science. Cambridge: Annenberg Channel, August 20, 2012. http://www.learner.org/workshops/privuniv/ (accessed 19 September 2014).
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