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Cengiz, Ekrem; Ayvaci, Hakan Sevki – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study aims to examine fifth grade students' level of associating daily life events with the subject "changes of state" in the science curriculum. Among the qualitative research methods, special case method was used in the study. Seven open-ended questions about the changing states of matter were used for data collection. These…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Qualitative Research
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Saglam, Murat – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The pollution of land, water, air, noise, light etc. threatens people, plants, animals and ecosystems. Environmental literacy is at the heart of environmental education, and environmentally literate people are expected to be aware of how to help solve environmental problems such as pollution. The purpose of the present study is to explore 5th…
Descriptors: Pollution, Environmental Education, Social Action, Foreign Countries
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Çalikoglu, Burcu Seher; Kahveci, Nihat Gürel – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The Republic of Turkey has developed democratic support for equity in education for groups who have various learning needs (Levent, 2011, p. 89-91). In connection with Turkey's central policy of education, current educational applications have addressed these diverse needs to a certain extent. Sak (2011) drew our attention to the insufficiency of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Academically Gifted, Educational Policy
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Maxwell, Deborah O.; Lambeth, Dawn T.; Cox, J. T. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) on the academic achievement, attitudes, and engagement of fifth-grade science students. Participants were from two science classes (N = 42). The experimental group received IBL instruction, while the control group received traditional instruction. Pretests and…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Achievement, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students
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Savasci, Funda; Uluduz, Hatice – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
This study intends to investigate the fifth grade students' conceptions of earthquakes. Twenty two grade 5 students (11-12 years old) from five different elementary schools in Istanbul voluntarily participated in the study. Data were collected from semi-structured interviews with each participant. Six interview questions were designed by…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Seismology, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Chen, Yueh-Yun; Lu, Chow-Chin; Sung, Chia-Chi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
Nanotechnology is an emerging science that involved in different fields. This research inquired elementary school students' learning effect by using quasi-experiment, expositive-teaching and experiential-teaching methods for nanotechnology in the microcosmic world. By utilized the pretest "Nanotechnology Situational Questionnaire (NSQ)",…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Cognitive Development
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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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Turkmen, Hakan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate what affect a technology based inquiry approach (TBIA) had on 5th grade primary students' understanding of earth, sun, and moon concept in a science and technology course and how this changed their academic achievements. This study was carried out in a 5th grade elementary science and technology course…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Elementary School Science, Astronomy
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Ozmen, Haluk; Kenan, Osman – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2007
This study was conducted to determine 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Turkish primary students' conceptions about the particulate nature of matter via a test. The test consists of 36 items related to the changes of microscopic properties of solid, liquid and gas matters during phase changing, cooling, heating and pressing of them. The sample of the study…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Grade 6, Grade 5, Grade 4
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Lee, Yeung Chung; Ng, Pun Hon – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2004
With the increase in prominence of the investigative approach in Hong Kong science curricula from the primary to the senior secondary level, there is urgency for local science educators including primary school teachers to gain a better understanding of pupils' existing cognitive understanding and reasoning ability for performing science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Logical Thinking, Science Activities