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Anilan, Burcu – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
This descriptive research was conducted to determine the levels of environmental risk perceptions and environmental awareness of high school students in Eskisehir. High school students in the towns Tepebasi and Odunpazari in the 2010-2011 school years constitute the universe of the research. The sample of the research is composed of 413 high…
Descriptors: High School Students, Risk, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Köksal, Mustafa Serdar; Sormunen, Kari – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
Nature of science (NOS), as an aspect of informed decision making about science related issues in daily life, is frequently emphasised when reform and the curriculum are in question. When reflecting on studies done on the subject, it comes apparent that the majority of them comprise of determination or assessment studies conducted with traditional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Science Education, Qualitative Research
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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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Sezen Vekli, Gulsah – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
The present study aims to identify the effectiveness of summer science camp experience on middle school students' content knowledge and interest towards biology. For this purpose, two instruments including reflective journal and pre-post questionnaire were developed by four researchers who are expert in science education. Besides, the instruction…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Foreign Countries, Summer Science Programs, Science Interests
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Ozsoy, Sibel; Ertepinar, Hamide; Saglam, Necdet – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of eco-schools on elementary school students' environmental literacy levels. Data of the study were gathered from 316 students enrolled to two elementary schools. One of the schools was determined as experimental group (n = 156) and students attending this school received eco-school application.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Measures (Individuals), Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Tsoi, Kwok Ho – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2011
Global shark populations are seriously declining and many species are now threatened by anthropogenic stresses. Their extinction would cause devastating consequences to the marine biodiversity and ecosystems. However some children describe the sharks as bad guys, "we should kill them all!" Such children's view motivates my study…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Biodiversity, Information Sources, Animals
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Pongsophon, Pongprapan; Yutakom, Naruemon; Boujaoude, Saouma B. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
This project aims to investigate how process drama promotes scientific literacy in the context of global warming. Thirty-one lower (n = 24) and upper (n = 7) secondary students of one secondary school in Bangkok, Thailand participated in a seven-day workshop which process drama strategy was implemented. In the workshop, the students were actively…
Descriptors: Scripts, Participant Observation, Documentaries, Workshops
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Cardak, Osman – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
The aim of this article was to study the concepts and thoughts of primary education students about dangerous animals. A total of 316 primary education students attending a primary school in Turkey participated in the study. The research data was obtained through open-ended questions and word association tests. Data obtained from the questions…
Descriptors: Animals, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Darcin, Emine Selcen; Turkmen, Lutfullah – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge level of popular biotechnological issues of prospective Turkish science teachers. A questionnaire was administered during 2005-2006 academic year to 194 students in the Department of Science Education of a university in Turkey. The questionnaire covered six biotechnological issues such as…
Descriptors: Biotechnology, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Knowledge Level