Tuesday, November 12th: Common Scientific Misconceptions

Speaker: Greg Novacek

Common Science Misconceptions

Tuesday, November 12th, 6:30 pm at Watermark Books  (4701 E Douglas Ave, Wichita)


We all have ideas about the way the world works that are contrary to what is known scientifically.  During this presentation, many common misconceptions will be discussed along with ways to dispel them.  We will also examine how misconceptions arise.

Greg is currently the director of STEM Initiatives in the WSU School of Education and a physics and astronomy educator in the WSU Department of Mathematics, Statics, and Physics.  Greg’s professional interests include: astronomy education; inquiry-based science education, and misconceptions about science.  During his career, he has given hundreds of presentation on science topics to thousands of school-aged children.  As a former director of the Lake Afton Public Observatory, Greg provided people an opportunity to learn more about the universe they live in.  Greg received a B.S. in Astronomy-Physics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a M.S. in Physics from Wichita State University.

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