Taking into consideration the pedagogical potential of images, we
proposed to analyze the contribution documentaries produced for educational
purposes, the understanding of concepts related to entomology. Therefore, we
organized a sequence of biology teaching. In our work, we developed diversified
activities that were planned and organized in advance, but to create teaching
situations where students could analyze their previous knowledge. The teaching sequence was subdivided into
three meetings, which were used insect images, text problem situation and
documentaries produced for educational purposes. All activities were audio recorded. Participated in the
activities of high school students involved in a program of Adult Education.
After analyzing the data generated, it can be concluded that these documentaries supported the development of more complex
representations, which leads us to infer that this type of teaching resource is
an important additional resource of learning, since it is widely considered by
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