Biology misconceptions

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

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  • Biology misconceptions

    1. 1. Biology<br />Misconceptions<br />A discussion starter<br />www.whiteboardblog.co.uk<br />V1.0<br />www.think-bank.com<br />
    2. 2. Discuss each statement in your groups <br /><ul><li>Is the statement correct?
    3. 3. Why do you think that?
    4. 4. Write a short paragraph which explains the correct answer.</li></ul>www.whiteboardblog.co.uk<br />www.think-bank.com<br />
    5. 5. The material that makes up this tree mainly comes from the ground. <br />
    6. 6. Plants only respire at night. <br />
    7. 7. Pollen grains are like the eggs of a plant. <br />
    8. 8. Which of these are fruits?<br />
    9. 9. Girls inherit characteristics from their mother but not their father. <br />
    10. 10. If monkeys evolved into humans, why do we still have monkeys? <br />
    11. 11. We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. <br />
    12. 12. Giraffes developed long necks so that they could reach higher leaves. <br />
    13. 13. Most of the water contained in our food is reabsorbed in the colon.<br />
    14. 14. Enzymes are killed by high temperatures. <br />Enzymes work best at 37oC<br />
    15. 15. Food never actually enters our bodies. <br />
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    17. 17. PGCE Biology Misconceptions by Danny Nicholson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.<br />www.whiteboardblog.co.uk<br />www.think-bank.com<br />

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