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Thinking about the "big picture": how can school science contribute?

Ally Bull, Chris Joyce, and Rosemary Hipkins

This article proposes that if we want students to care about and for the environment they need to develop an understanding of the "big picture"—that is, how the separate elements of a system interact.

A small research project explaining students' understanding of the interconnectedness of the elements of a waterway is discussed.

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