Ecology in Restinga: a didactic argumentative sequence

Nathália Helena Azevedo*, Adriana Martini, Alexandre de Oliveira, Daniela Lopes Scarpa

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Abstract

The coastal plain occurs along practically the entire Brazilian coast and is of significant environmental importance because it represents the interface between the terrestrial, marine, and atmospheric systems. Also, it is a region of extreme social importance, due to its high human population density and long-term occupation. The Restinga vegetation, established on the coastal plains, presents peculiarities related to the environmental conditions to which it is subjected and therefore represents an excellent opportunity to study the relationship between plants and the physical environment. Despite these facts, the Restinga environment is rarely present in science classes in elementary education. This book presents a series of activities to address concepts of ecology related to the Restinga environment. The proposed activities involve observations and experiments on natural phenomena, comparisons, analysis of evidence, and the use of evidence to develop explanations, among other skills. Because we share the conviction that the understanding of the construction process of scientific knowledge is fundamental in the formation of citizenship, the suggested activities take the student as the main actor in the learning process and the teacher as a mediator and a guide in the teaching from the perspective of Scientific Literacy.
Translated title of the contributionEcology in Restinga: a didactic argumentative sequence
Original languagePortuguese
Place of PublicationBrazil
PublisherEdição dos Autores
Number of pages142
ISBN (Print)9788591694808
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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