Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, Volume 1
45 New Force and Motion Assessment Probes
Researchers have found that students have firmly established alternative ideas about force and motion. Their tightly held beliefs are based on intuitive “rules” and direct, everyday experiences. Many of these preconceptions, however, conflict with current scientific thinking. New learning may be difficult unless these preconceptions are uncovered and explicitly addressed in the classroom.
That’s where this book comes in. The 45 assessment probes in Uncovering Students Ideas in Physical Science enable teachers to find out what students really think about key ideas in force and motion. Before using the probes, teachers need to study the Teacher Notes, which provide background information on the purpose of the probes, related concepts, explanations for the teacher of the force and motion ideas being taught, related ideas in the Australian Curriculum: Science and Mathematics, research on typical student misconceptions regarding force and motion, and suggestions for instruction and assessment. After using the probes and analysing students’ ideas on force and motion, the teacher returns to the Teacher Notes for ways to adjust their instruction. Using student-learning data gained through the probes to inform teaching and learning is what makes the probes formative.
As stated earlier, this volume includes related ideas in the Australian Curriculum: Science and Mathematics, matching the concepts in each activity with corresponding content descriptions in the Australian Curriculum. These content descriptions are taken from a range of year levels, making Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science a great resource to use with your Australian Curriculum-aligned instruction.
This is a must-have book if you’re going to tackle the challenging concepts of force and motion in your classroom.
|Publish date||2015-01-13 00:00:00|
|Partner Name||National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)|
|Key Learning Area||Science|