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Almeida, António; García Fernández, Beatriz; Strecht-Ribeiro, Orlando – Journal of Biological Education, 2020
The present study compared Portuguese and Spanish children in the 6th year of primary school in terms of their knowledge and live experience of animals from the Iberian Peninsula (IP) and the African savannah. A questionnaire was administered to 420 children from state schools, 215 from Portugal and 205 from Spain. The questionnaire included…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Elementary School Science
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Bermudez, Gonzalo M.; Battistón, Luisina V.; García Capocasa, María C.; De Longhi, Ana L. – Research in Science Education, 2017
This study investigates the influence of school sector (private versus state schools) and student gender on knowledge of native fauna. Our main objectives were (a) to describe the knowledge of high school students from the province of Cordoba, Argentina with respect to native animal species, (b) to determine if any exotic species (introduced or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Knowledge Level, Animals
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Sherin, Bruce – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
In this commentary, the author presents his thoughts on two papers appearing in this special issue. The first, "The Importance of Language in Students' Reasoning about Heat in Thermodynamic Processes," by David T. Brookes and Eugenia Etkina (See: EJ1060728), and the second, "Varying Use of Conceptual Metaphors Across Levels of…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Science Education, Schemata (Cognition), Science Instruction
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Ompok, Connie Cassy; Teng, Ling Mei; Pang, Vincent; Mun, Ho Chong; Abdullah, Anna Christina; Sapirai, Jaini – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2018
Learning through picture books is a method which is widely used in preschools to teach mathematics. However, the research findings on the benefits of using picture books in learning mathematics remain inconclusive. This study aimed to i) investigate the effects of a picture book entitled "What Are the Numbers?" (a picture book made up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numbers, Picture Books, Plants (Botany)
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Rey-Goyeneche, Jennifer A.; Alexander, Patrick – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2021
By analysing an academic exhibition on the Amazon region made by Year 5 children from an Oxford-based primary school, this qualitative study explores the ways that children perceive a representation of a natural environment geographically distant from their home context. The phenomenographic analysis of written and visual documentary sources…
Descriptors: Environment, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Exhibits
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Namuddu, Betty – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2021
Africa is rich in natural resources and magnificent flora and fauna; it is also a place full of kind and hospitable people and as diverse in cultures and traditions as any other continent. The author was born in Uganda, in East Africa, and lived there until 2008, when she relocated to the United States to join her husband, a university professor.…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Foreign Countries, African Culture
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Puche, Helena; Holt, Jame – American Biology Teacher, 2012
This semi-guided inquiry activity explores the macroinvertebrate fauna in water sources affected by different levels of pollution. Students develop their ability to identify macroinvertebrates, compare aquatic fauna from different sources of water samples, evaluate water quality using an index, document and analyze data, raise questions and…
Descriptors: Water Quality, Water, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Kinchin, Ian M. – Journal of Biological Education, 1987
Describes the Tardigrada as a group of animals suitable for close study in project work. Gives reasons for their suitability and an illustrated identification key. Discusses possible investigations into the ecology and physiology of tardigrades. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Higher Education, Invertebrates
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Clary, Renee – Science Teacher, 2016
This year marks the U.S. National Park Service's 100th anniversary. Although the nation's first national park--Yellowstone--dates to 1872, the government organization protecting and administering the national parks was founded just a hundred years ago, in 1916. Many U.S. national parks were established to preserve their unique geology or biology.…
Descriptors: Parks, Art Education, Science Education, Scientific Concepts
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Rioux, Joel; Ewing, Bronwyn; Cooper, Tom J. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
This paper reports on an Action Research project that investigated the integration of Aboriginal and Western knowledge into science learning in a Montessori classroom in regional Queensland, Australia. Drawing on the local knowledge of fauna of community members, the study explored the teaching of science to 12 year 8-9 students in an Aboriginal…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Biology, Science Curriculum
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Colorado, Henry A.; Mendoza, David E.; Valencia, Fernando L. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2021
This research presents results for the design and creation of supporting teaching materials using additive manufacturing. The materials are inspired by selected artwork of four animal species, which belong to a collection from the museum of the University of Antioquia. The topic selected was fauna in Colombia, and the animals in question were…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Art Education, Science Education, Biology
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Amprazis, Alexandros; Papadopoulou, Penelope; Malandrakis, George – Journal of Biological Education, 2021
Children's conceptions of plants as living things are thoroughly analysed during the last decades. Additionally, many researchers showed interest in 'Plant Blindness', the people's tendency to ignore plants and underestimate them comparing to animals. Aim of this research is to validate plant blindness' intensity among Greek primary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Plants (Botany), Natural Resources
Wittwer, I. D. – South Australian Science Teachers Journal, 1971
Descriptors: Animal Facilities, Biology, Conservation Education, Environmental Education
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Buller, Henry – Journal of Rural Studies, 2004
This paper explores the changing relationship between "nature" and rurality through an examination of the shifting iconography of animals, and particularly "wild" animals, in a rural setting. Drawing upon a set of examples, the paper argues that the faunistic icons of rural areas are evolving as alternative conceptions of the countryside, of…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Animals, Scientific Concepts, Change Agents
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Hammond, Sarah Wheeless; Herron, Sherry S. – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Researchers suggest there is an increasing apathy in the study of natural history in academic settings and in the scientific community. However, most studies of environmental knowledge do not address knowledge of local flora and fauna; they are concerned with the knowledge of environmental issues or broad ecological knowledge. Ecoliteracy…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Graduate Students, Environmental Education, Biology
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