Ocean Action: an adventure in Beachtown

Rigano, Donna (2006) Ocean Action: an adventure in Beachtown. Children's Science Writing Project Series, 2 . James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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[Extract] Ocean Action: An Adventure in Beachtown is the second book to be published in the Children's Science Writing Project Series, sponsored by the School of Education, James Cook University. The fiction story cleverly links the mystery of turtle killings with factual scientific information about marine habitats and environmental issues. As the inquisitive children in the fictional town of Beachtown solve the mystery they also learn about the unique characteristics of their coastal environment. The goal of Ocean Action is to encourage children in primary schools to develop an informed view of marine science whilst enjoying reading and related activities.

Ocean Action possesses another fascinating characteristic - it is written and illustrated entirely by children. Under the supervision of their teacher Ann Duane and with guidance from scientists and editors the Year 4 students of St Joseph's School North Ward in Townsville created the mixed genre story as they researched and studied marine topics as part of their school curriculum.

Item ID: 17650
Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-0-86443-771-6
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2011 04:05
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 80%
13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 20%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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