Laura Henriques, California State University, Long Beach
This paper from Project ALERT reports a synthesis of the existing research about children's misconceptions relating to weather, climate and the atmosphere. The scientifically accepted interpretations are presented in tandem with the children's naïve ideas. When possible, the source of the misconception is also presented. In many cases, students' misconceptions are not addressed in the curriculum, allowing them to exist unchallenged.
Subject: Education, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science