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Engaging students in science: turtle nestwatch

Lewis, E., Baudains, C. and Mansfield, C.F. (2009) Engaging students in science: turtle nestwatch. Teaching Science, 55 (1). pp. 50-53.

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Abstract

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.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Australian Science Teachers Association.
Copyright: (c) Australian Science Teachers Association
Publishers Website: http://www.asta.edu.au/resources/teachingscience
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/1595
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