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ERIC Number: EJ888285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Classroom Terraria: Enhancing Student Understanding of Plant-Related Gas Processes
Thompson, Stephen
Science Scope, v33 n8 p20-26 Apr 2010
Despite our best teaching efforts, many students hold misconceptions related to the roles plants play in gas-related processes (Amir and Tamir 1994; Hershey 1992; 2004). In an effort to remedy this problem, the author presents a series of activities that address common plant-related gas-process misconceptions held by middle school students. The instructional sequence starts with students speculating about the fate of a plant sealed in a clear jar (terrarium) and then making observations for several months to determine the accuracy of their speculations. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A