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COMPIANI, Maurício. Place and scales with vertical and horizontal dimensions in pratical work: implications for science teaching and environmental education. Ciênc. educ. (Bauru) [online]. 2007, vol.13, n.1, pp. 29-45. ISSN 1980-850X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-73132007000100003.
Geology has a particular epistemology and school practice in which observations with horizontal and vertical dimensions within particular places and scales have new implications for science teaching and environmental education. In the science teaching, focusing on the place and the global environment bring other views to field work. Scale is seen as a strategy of approximation and a way of understanding reality. Two experiences in Brazil and Venezuela present these conceptions.
Keywords : Science education; Environment education; Fieldwork; Place; Scale of observation.