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Basaran, Bulent; Gonen, Selahattin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
In this study, a web site including instructional materials such as white sheet videos, simulations, and animations and problem solving materials such as true-false questions, fill-in-the-blanks, puzzles, open-ended and multiple-choice questions regarding such important physics units as "Force" and "Movement" was designed. The purpose was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, High School Students, Scores
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Belge Can, Hatice – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
The purpose of the study is to investigate the effect of interaction between gender and grade level on secondary school students' attitudes toward chemistry as a school subject. The sample is composed of 197 students across Grades 9 to 11. The Attitude Scale Toward Chemistry, developed by Geban & Ertepinar (1994), is used to collect data.…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Measures (Individuals)
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Metin, Mustafa – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
The aim of this study is to develop a general attitude scale about environmental issues (GASE) for students in different grade levels. The research was carried out with the total 1225 students; 409 (33.4%) were primary school students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8; 408 (33.3%) of the students were in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 at high schools and the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
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Demircioglu, Gokhan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
This study examined whether the application of conceptual change texts are effective before or after the instruction on 10th grade students' conceptual understanding and alternative conceptions about acids and bases. The study was conducted with 76 10th grade students from three classes of a chemistry course taught by the same teacher. One of the…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Achievement Tests, Chemistry
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Siddique, Mohammad Nure Alam – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2008
This paper presents part of the findings from a comparative study on existing and proposed science curricula of grades IX-X in Bangladesh. It aims to explore relevant research to find out what ideas about science are recommended to include in school science curriculum, and then to compare the existing and proposed curricula in terms of ideas about…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Science Curriculum
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Rannikmäe, Miia – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2005
A sad fact of teaching is that once the classroom door is closed, teachers are on their own under "normal" conditions. They are in charge of the teaching direction, the choice of materials, the pace of learning, the atmosphere created and the learning emphasis. Developing these skills requires expertise and experience and is aided by…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Ownership, Teacher Collaboration, Peer Influence