WAYS OF USING THE TECHNIQUE OF MIND MAPS IN NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
[MOZNOSTI UPLATNENIA MYSLIENKOVYCH MAP V PRIRODOVEDE A V ENVIRONMENTALNEJ VYCHOVE]
Mind maps visualize the curriculum through a nonlinear notation that uses concepts, images, symbols, and colors to translate pupils and students into a more memorable form. One of the effective ways to convey concepts and their relationships to pupils and students so that they can better understand them is how to implement mind maps into the teaching process. The presented paper highlights the possibilities of applying mind maps in the natural education of younger school children as well as the possibilities of their application in environmental education. As part of the application of mind maps in the natural education of children of the younger school age, we present examples of electronic mind maps in terms of visual teaching aids applicable in the subject of natural science as well as selected pupils' mind maps. In connection with the application of maps in environmental education, we also present an example of an electronic map in terms of promoting environmental education. At the same time, the presented paper offers the results of a selected part of the research realized with the pupils of the 4th grade of primary school in the science lessons. In the research, we monitored the relationship between the score achieved by the pupils in the output didactic test and the complexity of displaying selected terms in the mind map.
mind map, natural sciences, environmental education, research