Science Hobbist: Children's Misconceptions about Science

University of Washington

This webpage, developed by William Beaty at the University of Washington, provides long list of common scientific misconceptions organized by topic. Topic include work and power, space, sound, measurement, properties of matter, magnets and magnetism, lithosphere, light, heat and temperature, forces, fluids, motion, energy, electricity, color and vision, biosphere, atmosphere and astronomy.

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Part of the Starting Point collection. The Starting Point collection includes resources addressing the needs of faculty and graduate students designing, developing, and delivering entry-level undergraduate courses in geoscience.

Starting Point
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Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Lunar and Planetary Science
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), Graduate/Professional
Topics: Biosphere, Atmosphere, Solar system, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Planetary Science, Atmospheric Science