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Revista electrónica de investigación en educación en ciencias

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TRINDADE DANTAS, Mário André  and  TORELLO DE MELLO, Fernanda. A tale, one box and the Paleontology: a different way to teach science specially to deaf-mute children. Rev. electrón. investig. educ. cienc. [online]. 2009, vol.4, n.1, pp.51-57. ISSN 1850-6666.

Teaching science to deaf-mute children has several limitations. In recent years, some techniques and resources have been presented to this public. However, many approaches still have to be done. The contact of these students with science is made preferably by learning through the language of signals. The main objective of the present work is to encourage the use of the "tale and box" methodology as an efficient way to apply scientific knowledge for deaf-mute children. The tale was about Ema (deaf-mute children) and her friends learning the importance of Paleontology and fossils through the visit of a paleontologist to their school. The story was written in Portuguese Language, which was translated and adapted to the Brazilian Sign Language - LIBRAS. The story has been implemented in some classes of a deaf-mute care entity in Aracaju (Sergipe State, northeast Brazil). Such approach proved to be a valuable methodological tool on transmission of scientific information to deafmute children.

Keywords : Teach of sciences; Deaf-mute childrens; Paleontology; Sergipe fossils; Brazil.

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