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ERIC Number: EJ944177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
What Do You See?
Coleman, Julianne Maner; Goldston, M. Jenice
Science and Children, v49 n1 p42-47 Sep 2011
When students draw observations or interpret and draw a diagram, they're communicating their understandings of science and demonstrating visual literacy abilities. Visual literacy includes skills needed to accurately interpret and produce visual and graphical information such as drawings, diagrams, tables, charts, maps, and graphs. Communication through visual modes is common in science instruction; however, using visual information in texts as part of the science inquiry is generally less common. In this article, a teacher uses a cutaway diagram to teach visual literacy skills to enhance students' science inquiry experiences. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A