Children’s Conceptions About the Water Pollution
Instituto Politécnico de Santarém Escola Superior de Educação
â€œOur globalised society urges to excessive consume that is to bring on increase the exploration of naturals resources and a high production and waste that causing high environment damage. In this context, the environment education creates opportunities for developing capacities and critical comprehension capacity of world.â€? Braga, Santos & Silva (2010)
Methodology Inquiring children between 9 – 10 years old of a primary school in the city; Analysing their answers and took conclusions; 4 drawings followed by a description;
“The data was collected by a draw. The drawing is for child the method more effected to transmit your thinking because the children can represent over what they know about thy objet, reflecting the meaning for them.” Barbosa-Lima & Carvalho, 2008; Pereira, s.d
First question: Which cause water pollution? Second question: What problems can create water pollution?
Third question: What you can do for help to reduce water pollution? Fourth question: Do you know any problem related with water pollution in area of Santarem? If you answer yes, indicates and describes.
Answers Which cause water pollution?
Throwing waster on the water Depositing objects and fuels like oil on the water
80% 60% 40% 20% 0%
Fossil Fuels – 40% Waste Realese – 80% Provenance nonspecific – 20%
What problems can create water pollution?
Death of life beings Death of some animals that living in water
Consequences / Problems
80% 60% 40% 20% 0% D.l.b
79% - Death of living beings (D.I.B) 33% - Health and wellness (H.W) 8% - Other – unresponsive (Other)
What you can do for help to reduce water pollution? Removing the waste form the seas, rivers and beaches Suggestions 80% 60% 40% Answers (%)
4% - Vigilance( V) 63% - Behaviour Intervention (B.I) 17% - Behaviour Change ( B.C) 17% - Sensitization (S) 8% - Other – unresponsive (Other)
Do you know any problem related with water pollution in area of Santarem? If you answer yes, indicates and describes.
One don´t answer to the question and other don´t kwon any case of pollution Referring that the river is polluted because most
factories, the sewer and the oil shed by motor booths
Although, we can conclude that the class regards some important categories, saying the aspects like the change of waterâ€™s colour, humanâ€™s health and the living beings and the awareness, saying the alert and incentive for environment preservation.
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