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SILVA, Everaldo de Santana; BOCHNER, Rosany and GIMENEZ, Aníbal Rafael Melgarejo. The teaching of the main features of Brazilian venomous snakes: didactic literature evaluation of the Elementary School of the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro . Educ. rev. [online]. 2011, n.42, pp.297-316. ISSN 0104-4060. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-40602011000500019.
The zoological study conducted in Elementary Schools is presented as a reason for high interest from students. Among the groups, snakes evoke great fascination on particular issues, especially in questions about the classification of venomous snakes. Anxious to point out the harmful factors in the process of learning the subject, a questionnaire was used to identify investigative physio-morphological characteristics in order to assess the educational literature from the perspective of the teaching of the main characteristics of Brazilian venomous snakes, tracing parallels the direct influence of these books have on the knowledge gained from the students analyzed. The data suggest that more efficient use of a narrative language in relation to the comparative tables. It was concluded by the fundamental need of implementing more careful review, conducted by experts in order to minimize the negative and often disastrous in the learning process of our students.
Keywords : schoolbook; education; ophidism; serpent; poisonous.