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'.

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