Minibeasts in the curriculum: encouraging the use of invertebrates in primary science
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Adrianne Kinnear, 1999. "Minibeasts in the curriculum: encouraging the use of invertebrates in primary science", The Other 99%: The Conservation and Biodiversity of Invertebrates, Winston Ponder, Daniel Lunney
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Invertebrate minibeasts have often been used as focal points for the creation of innovative classroom experiences. However, behind every successful classroom activity lies a good biological knowledge for trouble-shooting, knowledge of children’s cognitive abilities and a capacity for embedding the activities into an appropriate learning framework. The paper suggests some successful approaches that invertebrate specialists can use for encouraging teachers to use invertebrate-based activities in primary school classrooms.