Getting inside students' minds: Why misconceptions are so powerful
Think about our planet for a second. Earth has an elliptical oval-shaped orbit. That means we're closer to the sun for one part of the year and farther away another part of the year. Does that fact explain why it's hotter in the summer and colder in the winter? Lots of kids think it does. Lots of adults think so, too. And they're wrong.
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