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Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution

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SESSION 6

SESSION 6: How Can You Address Student Misconceptions about Evolution?

Engage Part B: Mr. Bingman's Class

Ken Bingman teaches 9th grade biology in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. His students are beginning their study of evolution by researching a variety of topics on the Web and elsewhere.

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Watch "Teaching Evolution Case Studies: Ken Bingman."

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As you watch this video, look for students' understanding of evolution concepts and identify any misconceptions they have. Are there any additional misconceptions these students raise that were not on your list?

 

Facilitator Note 1

 

Next: Explore: Strategies for Changing Student Misconceptions

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