DNA? Atoms? What Science Students Know, and Don’t KnowPosted: April 11, 2011
via NSTA WebNews Digest:
A new website offers insights into which scientific concepts most U.S. students are knowledgeable about, as well as where a lot of them need to bone up, from atoms and DNA to how mountains form.
…The AAAS says in a press release that identifying the misconceptions students hold and how pervasive they are is not typically part of the analysis of test results from state assessments, as well as national and international tests, but that this is vital information for educators to improve instruction.