News and information from the Centre for Industry Education Collaboration at the University of York, UK.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Misconceptions in Science
27th September: Nicky Waller (and Tanya Shields) led a workshop focussing on Misconceptions in Science
Some lively group work took place in the session this morning. Nicky invited the visitors to produce a 'mind map' about a science topic they usually teach in China - and to include a deliberate 'misconception'. This was to help demonstrate how easy it is for children to pick up misconceptions about science. An example everyone agreed on was that many children think that air is 'nothing'.