Science Misconceptions

Posted: June 9, 2011 in Education, Science

 Pop quiz: True or false?

     • The different cell types found in a given individual’s body contain different DNA.

     • Mountains form by the piling up of pieces of rock.

     • Some living parts of organisms are not made of cells.

More than half of the thousands of middle and high school students tested in nationwide examinations think the above statements are true (58 percent, 52 percent and 75 percent, respectively). They are not.

Read here about a new website for educators designed to help dispel common scientific myths during the intial stages of science education.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=are-you-smarter-than-a-middle-schoo-2011-04-08&WT.mc_id=SA_20110420

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