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It's the Way You Tell It! What Conversations of Elementary School Groups Tell Us about the Effectiveness of Animatronic Animal Exhibits
Journal of Elementary Science Education Vol. 11, No. 1 (1999) pp. 23–37
Compares the content of conversations generated by elementary school groups at animatronic animal displays in a temporary zoo exhibit and in a permanent natural-history museum exhibit. Finds that moving animal models in themselves are insufficient...
Conversations of Family and Primary School Groups at Robotic Dinosaur Exhibits in a Museum: What Do They Talk About?
International Journal of Science Education Vol. 22, No. 7 (2000) pp. 739–54
Exhibits are a way of self-guided presentation in which visitors use their own knowledge and understanding. Studies a self-guided group visiting an exhibition on dinosaurs which are displayed as robotic models. Finds that the animatronics have a...
Conversations of Family and Primary School Groups at Robotic Dinosaurs in a Museum? What Do They Talk about?
Journal of Elementary Science Education Vol. 20, No. 3 (2008) pp. 17–33
The story from the museum may not be read by visitors, who come with their own knowledge and understanding and read a different story in the animals. The visitors read a story which makes sense to them and builds on what they already know and...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 20, No. 5 (October 2011) pp. 630–642
Children from England and the United States of America have a basic similar knowledge of plants and animals, which they observe during their everyday life. Nine children of ages 4, 6, 8, and 10 years, in each country, were asked to free-list plants...
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 17, No. 2 (1999) pp. 203–17
Applies three distinct analyses to recorded and transcribed student conversations (n=240) about brine shrimps. The complementary analytic methods provide information on the content of pupils' conversations in terms of the observations made, the ways ...