ERIC Number: EJ1145490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Exploring Marine Biodiversity through Inquiry with Primary School Students: A Successful Journey?
Jesus-Leibovitz, Luísa; Faria, Cláudia; Baioa, Ana Margarida; Borges, Rita
Education 3-13, v45 n4 p437-449 2017
In this work, we present a marine ecology inquiry-based activity, implemented with 164 primary school students. The main goal was to evaluate the activity's impact on students' understanding about biodiversity and scientific procedures. We also aimed to analyse the potential use of personal meaning maps (PMMs) to assess the impact of the activity on students' ideas about the topics explored. The results revealed that fieldwork and the exploration of real data were the aspects most emphasised by all intervenient. Finally, the PMMs proved to be a good tool to evaluate the impact of activities developed outside classroom, with primary school levels.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Marine Education, Biodiversity, Learning Activities, Science Activities, Science Process Skills, Scientific Concepts, Concept Mapping, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Museums, Science Teaching Centers, Field Trips
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal