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ERIC Number: EJ907341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
"It Felt like Real Science!" How Operation Magpie Enriched My Classroom
Paige, Kathryn; Lawes, Heather; Matejcic, Peter; Taylor, Cathy; Stewart, Vicki; Lloyd, David; Zeegers, Yvonne; Roetman, Philip; Daniels, Christopher
Teaching Science, v56 n4 p25-33 Dec 2010
This paper describes what happened in four teachers' classrooms as a result of participating in Operation Magpie, a Citizen Science project. The range of strategies used to engage their students in observing magpies in the schoolyard and in nearby parks is the focus of the teachers' stories. "Magic spots", data collection, class blogs, binocular use, creative writing and orienteering walks to monitor magpie family groups are all part of the story. (Contains 6 figures.)
Australian Science Teachers Association. P.O. Box 334, Deakin West, ACT 2600, Australia. Tel: +61-02-6282-9377; Fax: +61-02-6282-9477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia