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Friday, February 19 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Myths and Misconceptions in Science

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The idea that scientific theories are less certain than laws is a common misconception about science. Or that you need a force to keep something moving. Or that global warming is the result of a hole in the ozone layer. Misconceptions are common, pervasive and exist for many different reasons. Challenging and addressing persistent misconceptions can be one of the most challenging aspects of science education.

In this session Kerry and Ian will provide examples of common misconceptions as well as provide techniques to help students along the road to scientific understanding.


Ian Doktor

Ian graduated from the U of A in 2002 and began his teaching career in Red Deer. Since then he has taught math and science in Japan, Mexico, China, Vancouver and Edmonton. He has spent over 15 years teaching AB and IB Physics and Calculus and completed a Masters in Education at UBC... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2021 2:15pm - 3:30pm MST
CATCA Virtual Room 060