Common Misconceptions about Day and Night, Seasons


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This article describes common misconceptions held by elementary students about the cause of day and night and seasons. The article provides ideas for formative assessment, teaching strategies, and the National Science Education Standards.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: TK/K to 6

    Topics: Professional Development, World History, United States History, California History (4th Grade), Ecology & Ecosystems, Our Solar System, Earth's Resources, Earth & Space Science, Instructional Strategies, Education Theory and Practice

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