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Wilhelm, Jennifer; Toland, Michael D.; Cole, Merryn – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Differences were examined between groups of sixth grade students? spatial-scientific development pre/post implementation of an Earth/Space unit. Treatment teachers employed a spatially-integrated Earth/Space curriculum, while control teachers implemented their Business as Usual (BAU) Earth/Space units. A multi-level modeling approach was used in a…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Middle School Students, Earth Science, Space Sciences
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Izci, Kemal – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Representation of nature of science (NOS) within curricula including standards, grade level expectations, and textbooks and their alignment with each other to achieve teaching NOS is crucial. Thus, the aims of the study were to a) assess how NOS is portrayed in standards, grade level expectations and a teacher edition of seventh grade textbook of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Science Curriculum, Textbooks
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Archer, Lester A. C.; Ng, Karen E. – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to explain how to use the scientific method as the framework to introduce mathematical model. Two interdisciplinary activities, targeted for students in grade 6 or grade 7, are explained to show the application of the scientific method while building a mathematical model to investigate the relationship between the…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Mathematical Models, Interdisciplinary Approach, Grade 6
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Lai, Ching-San; Wang, Yun-Fei – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the learning performance of sixth grade elementary school students using newspapers in science teaching. A quasi-experimental design with a single group was used in this study. Thirty-three sixth grade elementary school students participated in this study. The research instruments consisted of three…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Quasiexperimental Design
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Aydeniz, Mehmet; Bilican, Kader – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of sustained practice with argumentation on the quality of students' written arguments. Participants consisted of 37 students; 22 males and 15 females enrolled in a 6th grade middle school classroom. Students completed six argumentation tasks but only four of them were considered for data…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
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Turkmen, Hakan; Buyukaltay, Didem – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2015
In this study, the effect of using Jigsaw II and Jigsaw IV techniques on the subject of "Atoms-The Basic Unit of Matter" in science course of 6th grade on academic achievement was examined. Pre-test post-test control group research was used in the study. Study population is all secondary schools in Turgutlu district of Manisa province…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Grade 6, Science Achievement, Pretests Posttests