Through NSTA, you'll find leading resources for excellence in teaching and learning and experience growth through robust professional development. Plus you'll meet colleagues across all science disciplines, all grade bands and teaching stages, from the newest teacher to the veteran administrator, who share a passion for science education.
Give your school's science instruction the advantage of a powerful national network.
The purpose of the assessment probe, in this chapter, is to elicit children’s ideas about the Moon’s light. The probe is designed to uncover children’s ideas about the relationship between the Sun and the Moon and reflected light.
At least I would think. While younger students might believe the moon produces its own light, that would be incorrect thinking. A teacher could demonstrate how objects reflect light, but there has to be a level of trust to get students to discard the notion that the moon produces its own light. Unlike many of the probes, this one asks students to think about an object they cannot directly interact with (at least at this age).
Susan German (Hallsville, MO)
$3.49 - Nonmembers