A comparison of conversations of primary school groups at animated, preserved, and live animal specimens

January 1st, 1996 | RESEARCH

This study considers the analysis of the content of the conversations of primary school groups at the animated dinosaur models in The Natural History Museum, London. The results are compared with those of the conversations of similar school groups collected at the preserved animal specimens in the museum, and live animals at London Zoo. Particular issues, such as causality and the reality of the specimens, are examined in the context of the three types of exhibits.


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Team Members

Sue Dale Tunnicliffe, Author, Homerton College


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 0021-9266

Publication: Journal of Biological Education
Volume: 30
Number: 3
Page(s): 195

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Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Pre-K Children (0-5)
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Education and learning science | Life science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits | Aquarium and Zoo Programs | Exhibitions | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Public Programs