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An activity to be used with student teachers to get them thinking about common biology misconceptions. …

An activity to be used with student teachers to get them thinking about common biology misconceptions.

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    • 1. Biology
      Misconceptions
      A discussion starter
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      V1.0
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    • 2. Discuss each statement in your groups
      • Is the statement correct?
      • 3. Why do you think that?
      • 4. Write a short paragraph which explains the correct answer.
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    • 5. The material that makes up this tree mainly comes from the ground.
    • 6. Plants only respire at night.
    • 7. Pollen grains are like the eggs of a plant.
    • 8. Which of these are fruits?
    • 9. Girls inherit characteristics from their mother but not their father.
    • 10. If monkeys evolved into humans, why do we still have monkeys?
    • 11. We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide.
    • 12. Giraffes developed long necks so that they could reach higher leaves.
    • 13. Most of the water contained in our food is reabsorbed in the colon.
    • 14. Enzymes are killed by high temperatures.
      Enzymes work best at 37oC
    • 15. Food never actually enters our bodies.
    • 16. Photo Credits
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/ulfbodin/5043320909
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/75199686@N00/2869813239
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/7318812@N07/1638002032
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/33511186@N00/58642708
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuartwebster/5676765847
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/macieklew/362000755
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/simplyshutterbug/5286265325
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/11593838@N06/4060598024
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/86806207@N00/112621668
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/27603746@N00/168206195
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/67499195@N00/2241880406
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/tessawatson/405908007
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/23628513@N00/4534247359
    • 17. PGCE Biology Misconceptions by Danny Nicholson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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