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ERIC Number: EJ1112002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Where Does the Water Go? Development of Students' Questions Through the Use of Their Photography of Local Water Catchments
Francis, Marj; Paige, Kathryn; Hardy, Graham
Teaching Science, v62 n2 p18-28 Jun 2016
An invitation to be part of a small research project with science teacher educators focusing on the Australian Curriculum--Science as a Human Endeavour strand provided an opportunity for professional learning in science for an early career teacher working with Year 1-2 students. This article explores how the use of students' photography of local water catchments helped to develop questioning and inquiry skills over the PrimaryConnections unit of "Water works" (Academy of Science, 2012). Through the use of a class science journal the photographs provided a differentiated and inclusive means to engage and build students' interest in water as an important resource as students developed conceptual understandings about where water comes from and how science helps people manage resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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