Listening To Young Children: Successful Techniques For Interviewing 3-5 Year Olds

January 1st, 1996 | RESEARCH

This paper discusses the obstacles that the Philadelphia Zoo confronted when they attempted to evaluate and develop a series of interactive activity kits called "Explore-A-Zoo." The kits aimed to encourage families with children aged 3-9 to interact together in front of exhibits while at the same time improve their science process skills. This paper describes the challenges staff encountered while interviewing preliterate 3-5 year olds as well as highlights two data collection methods that they found successful.



Team Members

Laurie Smith, Author, Philadelphia Zoo


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies
Volume: 8
Number: 1
Page(s): 90


Audience: Evaluators | Families | Museum | ISE Professionals | Pre-K Children (0-5)
Discipline: Education and learning science | Life science | Nature of science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits | Aquarium and Zoo Programs | Exhibitions | Public Programs