STRATEGIES FOR SCIENCE LEARNING. Presented by: Christina Lewis Nelitza Phillips Mindy Stitcher. An Integrated Approach. Four strategies with an integrative approach that includes children’s literature and experimentation to help children correct misconceptions. STRATEGY: PART I.
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STRATEGIES FOR SCIENCE LEARNING Presented by: Christina Lewis Nelitza Phillips Mindy Stitcher
An Integrated Approach Four strategies with an integrative approach that includes children’s literature and experimentation to help children correct misconceptions.
STRATEGY: PART I • Identify the student’s misconceptions (i.e. KWL Strategy) • Review oral and written responses to questions • Identify areas of concern • Look for related literature, real-world connections to help facilitate change.
STRATEGY: PART II • Confront the misconceptions through inquiry. • Demonstrate discrepant event – an event that has an outcome different from what the students expect.
STRATEGY: PART III • Present a multitude of experiences that challenge the student’s erroneous beliefs. • Hands on activities • Real-world connections (i.e. literature, experts, etc.)
STRATEGY: PART IV • Present evidence that supports the validity of a “new” concept & discuss evidence in a logical manner • See how evidence supports scientific viewpoints or contradicts their beliefs
CENTER 1: Experimentation • Students are asked to participate in the “Falling Objects” experiment that test a variety of objects to determine if they fall to the ground at the same time. • Students are asked to answer questions regarding their findings. • Questions and answers are recorded in their field journals.
CENTER 2: Literature Links • Students are asked to review three different sources of information regarding the free fall of objects • Students answer the questions based on the material from the resources. • Students record questions and answers in their field journals.
CENTER 3: CONNECTING • Information from Centers 1 and 2 is discussed and elaborated on. • Center questions are reviewed and discussed. • “Falling objects” experiment is performed with the students predicting the correct result.
A child must be presented with several activities in order to correct their misconceptions.