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Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution

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

Explain: Uncovering and Changing Student Misconceptions

Students in Mr. Bingmans.

Students in Mr. Bingman's class have a number of misconceptions about evolution. Look at the Evolution Case Study video segment "Giraffes and Vestigial Organs" and observe:


What is the misconception?


What is the "correct" explanation?


What strategies does Mr. Bingman use to address these students' misconceptions?

Giraffes and Vestigial Organs
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Think about:


What would you do to change students' understanding about misconceptions?


What might be possible next steps for Mr. Bingman's class?


Next: Elaborate Part A: Ms. Havlik's Strategies

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