I have had an increased awareness over the past year that students bring many misconceptions with them into their study of science. I confess, my teaching has sometimes reinforced these misconceptions. With this in mind, I am making a conscious effort to plan my science lessons with these misconceptions in mind. We are entering a unit of study about Ecosystems and Biomes. I want to know what to expect from my students so I did a little research and found this website: Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
Now I can be prepared to address misconceptions that occur and plan specific lessons that will help correct student thinking. If you are planning a unit on Ecosystems and Biomes any time soon, you may want to check out this website!