No matter how hard you teach, some students tend to hold on to their misconceptions about our world. Here is one more resource to try and break those ideas and replace them with accuracy!
This Breaking Misconceptions writing exercise gives students an all too often real scenario of students making mistakes in their science thinking. It is the role of the student to teach the fictional character the true concept.
Students are challenged to find the error in the scenario and communicate a way to correct it.
These writing activities can be followed up with thoughtful discussion to break all students misconceptions!
Breaking Misconceptions: Mass, Volume, and Density covers concepts such as mass vs weight, the density ratio, volume vs weight, and proper lab techniques.