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Engaging students in science: Turtle nestwatch

Lewis, E., Baudains, C.ORCID: 0000-0001-8340-864X and Mansfield, C.F. (2009) Engaging students in science: Turtle nestwatch. Teaching Science, 55 (1). pp. 50-53.

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
Publisher: Australian Science Teachers Association.
Copyright: (c) Australian Science Teachers Association
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