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ERIC Number: EJ905665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1305-8223
Ability of Slovakian Pupils to Identify Birds
Prokop, Pavol; Rodak, Rastislav
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v5 n2 p127-133 2009
A pupil's ability to identify common organisms is necessary for acquiring further knowledge of biology. We investigated how pupils were able to identify 25 bird species following their song, growth habits, or both features presented simultaneously. Just about 19% of birds were successfully identified by song, about 39% by growth habit, and 45% of birds were identified when pupils were allowed to hear their song and to see their growth habit simultaneously. Statistically significant correlation was found between visual and acoustical identification success which suggests that these two stimuli have an additive effect. This study provides direct support for the use of visual and acoustic features of animals when learning about birds in biology lessons. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Slovakia
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