Georgia Journal of Science
EPISTEMOLOGY OF A MISCONCEPTION REGARDING THE FLOW OF OXYGEN AND CARBON DIOXIDE DURING PHOTOSYNTHESIS
Detailed experimental research in the twentieth century could have ensured the full understanding of photosynthesis as a consequential source of life on Earth. Instead, epistemological misconceptions have hindered educators' and, of course, students' basic knowledge of this vital process. This paper appeals for an epistemological effort that would facilitate the refuting of a misconception regarding the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide during photosynthesis. It provides a simple review of flow of matter and energy during photosynthesis, and suggests simple K-12 lesson plans. Finally, the paper emphasizes that collaborative work is needed between K-12 teachers and academics; also, between biologists and epistemologists.
Said, William A.
"EPISTEMOLOGY OF A MISCONCEPTION REGARDING THE FLOW OF OXYGEN AND CARBON DIOXIDE DURING PHOTOSYNTHESIS,"
Georgia Journal of Science, Vol. 81, No. 1, Article 122.
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