All Misconceptions articles – Page 2

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    Ideas

    Avoid the pitfalls of language (again)

    2019-09-04T10:05:00Z

    Defining scientific words and the hazards involved

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    Feature

    Uncover your students' preconceptions

    2019-07-10T10:19:00Z

    Understanding their existing ideas helps avoid misconceptions

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    Ideas

    Avoid the pitfalls of language

    2019-06-25T10:03:00Z

    Help students learn the difference between everyday and chemistry vocabulary

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    Feature

    Build understanding through debate

    2019-06-19T11:15:00Z

    How to identify and challenge misconceptions

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    News

    Does this resonate with you?

    2019-05-16T11:56:00Z

    How to present confusing resonance representations to students

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    Feature

    Challenging misconceptions

    2019-05-15T11:26:00Z

    How to ensure concepts are fully understood

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    News

    Probing difficulties with quantum atomic models

    2019-04-04T09:47:00Z

    What you can do to make grasping atomic representations easier

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    CPD

    States of matter and particle theory

    2019-03-26T10:22:00Z

    Progressing from macroscopic to the microscopic world of the particle

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    CPD

    Mixtures and solutions

    2018-04-16T10:23:00Z

    Top tips for 11–14 chemistry classes

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    Molecular model misconceptions

    Let us take a closer look at the suitability of using molecular models to teach the determination of chemical formulae. 

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    Ideas

    How to make effective interventions

    2017-11-23T11:44:00Z

    Try a pinchpoint approach to diagnose and address the reasons for learners’ mistakes in school science

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    Chemical comparisons

    This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have in the form of ready-to-use classroom resources.

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    Opinion

    How I tackled misconceptions

    2017-07-28T14:55:00Z

    Education research inspired me to improve my scheme of work for structure and bonding

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    Concepts in chemistry

    This resource includes information about some key misconceptions that have been uncovered by research and ideas about a variety of teaching approaches that may help avoid students acquiring some common misconceptions.

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    Scaffolding explanations

    This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have in the form of ready-to-use classroom resources.

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    Elements, compounds and mixtures

    Chemistry is a conceptual subject and, in order to explain many of these concepts, teachers use models to describe and explain the microscopic world and relate it to the macroscopic properties of matter. This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have ...

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    Acid strength

    This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have in the form of ready-to-use classroom resources.

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    Ionisation energy

    This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have in the form of ready-to-use classroom resources.

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    Precipitation

    Chemistry is a conceptual subject and, in order to explain many of these concepts, teachers use models to describe and explain the microscopic world and relate it to the macroscopic properties of matter. This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have ...

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    Iron - a metal

    Chemistry is a conceptual subject and, in order to explain many of these concepts, teachers use models to describe and explain the microscopic world and relate it to the macroscopic properties of matter. This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have ...