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ERIC Number: EJ871155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Engaging Students in Science: Turtle Nestwatch
Lewis, Elaine; Baudains, Catherine; Mansfield, Caroline
Teaching Science, v55 n1 p50-53 Mar 2009
Involving students in authentic science work is one way to enhance their interest in science. This paper reports a project in which Year 4-7 students actively participated in a study that involved the provision of a suitable nesting site for local turtles. The students collected data on turtle nests at the site and evidence of turtle hatchlings at it and in the wider wetlands locality. Thirty-one turtle nests were located at the site during the project but all were predated. Teaching and learning outcomes are discussed. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia