Re: [EASCI] Digest Number 130
- I'd recommend reading in several areas:
1. Common science misconceptions that kids have about how objects behave, living things, etc.
2. How to help kids overcome misconceptions and form correct conceptions
3. Data analysis: rules for graphing, appropriate types of graphs for various kinds of data, common errors kids make when constructing and interpreting graphs
4. Scientific method - use of controls, etc. Common errors kids make when designing experiments and interpreting their results
5. Science content in areas you don't teach (for example, I teache chemistry and physics, so I had to read up on Earth Science and Life Science). Borrow teacher's editions for correlations to the major themes of science.
6. Important topics in Science-Technology-Society. Lots of text books have short sections about these issues... borrow books from other teachers. There are also entire publications on these topics. Also- how could you teach kids how to evaluate such issues?
These ideas were very helpful to me. I scored well at the AC.
Mary Jo in MO