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Common Misconceptions About Plants
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This article describes some common misconceptions that elementary students may have about plants. It also includes suggestions for formative assessment and teaching for conceptual change.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Common Misconceptions About States and Changes of Matter and the Water Cycle
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This article lists common misconceptions about states and changes of matter and the water cycle. It provides formative assessment probes and information about teaching for conceptual change.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Common Misconceptions About the Polar Regions: Geography and Mapping
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This article describes common misconceptions about the Arctic and Antarctica and how to test and teach for student understanding.

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Astronomy
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Common Misconceptions about Day and Night, Seasons
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This article describes common misconceptions held by elementary students about the cause of day and night and seasons. The article provides ideas for formative assessment, teaching strategies, and the National Science Education Standards.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Common Misconceptions about Heat and Insulation
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This article describes some common misconceptions that elementary students may have about energy, heat, and insulation. It also includes suggestions for formative assessment and teaching for conceptual change.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Common Misconceptions about Icebergs and Glaciers
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This article describes some common misconceptions that elementary students may have about icebergs and glaciers (including density and buoyancy). It also includes suggestions for formative assessment and teaching for conceptual change.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Common Misconceptions about Light, Heat, and the Sun
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This article lists common misconceptions about light, heat, and the sun. It provides formative assessment probes and information about teaching for conceptual change.

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Astronomy
Science
Technology
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Common Misconceptions about Mammals
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This article lists common misconceptions about mammals. It provides formative assessment probes and information about teaching for conceptual change.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Common Misconceptions about Polar Weather and Climate
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This article lists common misconceptions about weather, climate change, and the polar regions. It provides formative assessment probes and information about teaching for conceptual change.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Common Misconceptions about Weathering, Erosion, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes
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This article lists common misconceptions about weathering, erosion, volcanoes, and earthquakes. It provides formative assessment probes and information about teaching for conceptual change.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Composing Shapes Lesson Plan
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Students will learn to compose shapes using 2D shapes.Picture from: Pexels by Magda Ehlers

Subject:
Elementary Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Brooke
Date Added:
02/03/2023
Connecting Classrooms, Sharing Real Data
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This article describes six collaborative and real data projects that engage elementary students in collecting and sharing local data and communicating with students across the country and world.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Cooperative Learning and Elementary Classrooms
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This article highlights the five essential components of cooperative learning, provides a quick overview of the research behind the strategy, describes three of the most common types, and offers ideas on how to get started using cooperative learning at the elementary level.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Creating Readers Theater Scripts from Informational Text
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This article discusses how creating Readers Theater scripts from informational text can improve fluency and build comprehension.

Subject:
Biology
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Curriculum Compacting
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This article describes how curriculum compacting can be used to meet the needs of gifted students within the regular classroom.

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Astronomy
Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
The Dance of Life
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This nonfiction article, written for students in grades 4-5, explores the life and seasonal migration of the sanderling bird. Modified versions are available for students in younger grades.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Density in the Making: The Changing Face of Polar Glaciers and Icebergs
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In episode seven of the Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears podcast series, learn how scientists can get a first-hand look at changing polar icebergs and glaciers and what these changes can teach us about density.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Determining Importance: Helping Students Recognize Important Points in Content Text
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This article describes the reading strategy of determining importance and provides templates and guidance for teaching this content area strategy to elementary students.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Developing Map Skills Through Earth Science Activities
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This article highlights lesson plans and activities that help elementary students develop map skills as they learn earth science concepts.

Subject:
Geography
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024
Developing Your Own Sense of Place About the Polar Regions
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This article provides links to web sites that describe the Arctic and Antarctica in terms of geography, climate, and ecosystems.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Date Added:
06/05/2024