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Farsakoglu, Omer Faruk; Sahin, Cigdem; Karsli, Fethiye – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
This study was conducted with the purpose of examining how Prospective Science Teachers' (PST) Science Process Skills (SPS) develop according to different grades. In this study, a cross-sectional research approach in the form of a case study was used. The sample group consisted of a total number of 102 undergraduate students who were selected from…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Science Process Skills, Science Teachers, Undergraduate Students
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Cepni, Salih; Sahin, Cigdem; Ipek, Hava – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
The purpose of this study was to test the influences of prepared instructional material based on the 5E instructional model combined with CCT, CC, animations, worksheets and POE on conceptual changes about floating and sinking concepts. The experimental group was taught with teaching material based on the 5E instructional model enriched with…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Cartoons, Instructional Materials
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Karsli, Fethiye; Sahin, Cigdem – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
The purpose of this study is to develop a worksheet about the factors affecting solubility, which could be useful for the prospective science teachers (PST) to remind and regain their science process skills (SPS). The pilot study of the WS was carried out with 32 first grade PST during the 2007-2008 academic year in the education department at…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Laboratories, Action Research, Science Experiments
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Sahin, Cigdem; Ipek, Hava; Ayas, Alipasa – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2008
In this article we investigated 4th, 6th, and 8th grade students' misconceptions about light, sight, vision, source of light and examined students' conceptual development of these concepts at different grade levels. Data collection was done using five two-tiered test questions with one open-ended question, an interview about concepts and a drawing…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Vision, Concept Formation, Grade 8