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Mantzicopoulos, Panayota; Patrick, Helen; Samarapungavan, Ala – Cognition and Instruction, 2013
We examined science learning and motivation outcomes as a function of children's participation in the classroom and classroom-plus-home components of the Scientific Literacy Project (SLP). The sample was comprised of kindergarten children in 4 low income, neighboring schools. Children in Schools 1 and 2 (n = 120) participated in the SLP science…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Learning Motivation, Kindergarten, Science Instruction
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Samarapungavan, Ala; Patrick, Helen; Mantzicopoulos, Panayota – Cognition and Instruction, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine how participation in an inquiry-based science program impacts kindergarten students' science learning and motivation. The study was implemented as part of a larger, federally funded research project, the Scientific Literacy Project or SLP (Mantzicopoulos, Patrick, & Samarapungavan, 2005). The study…
Descriptors: Science Programs, Motivation, Kindergarten, Scientific Literacy
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Mantzicopoulos, Panayota; Samarapungavan, Ala; Patrick, Helen – Cognition and Instruction, 2009
We examine kindergarten children's emerging social meanings about science as a function of their participation in integrated science inquiry and literacy activities associated with the Scientific Literacy Project (SLP). We describe changes in 123 SLP kindergarten children's narrative accounts of learning science in school during three different…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Young Children, Kindergarten, Science Programs