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Dervic, Dževdeta; Dap, Nermin; Mešic, Vanes; Ðokic, Ratko – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
Animations are widely used in today's science classrooms. Therefore it is very important to explore under which conditions animations are most effective. In earlier studies it has been generally shown that the effectiveness of instruction largely depends on management of cognitive load. The aim of the present study was to compare the effect of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Multimedia Instruction, Optics, High School Students
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Develi, Fatih; Namdar, Bahadir – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
Scientific concepts are the building blocks of scientific thought and science communication. Therefore, to achieve scientific literacy it is necessary to construct and define the concepts accurately. In this study, the concept of friction force, which is frequently encountered in science textbooks, is discussed. The explanations of the concept in…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Uzun, Naim; Gilbertson, Kenneth L.; Keles, Ozgul; Ratinen, Ilkka – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable "Environmental Attitude Scale" (EAS) for secondary school (5th, 8th grade), high school (11th) and undergraduate college students. The reliability and validity studies of the scale were carried out in three different countries (Finland, USA and Turkey). The sampling size was…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Cross Cultural Studies
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Reid-Griffin, Angelia – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
Mentoring is a life-long approach to building positive, supportive relationships, self-confidence and increasing academic performance. In this article, I present how a college-based summer camp, designed to engage youth in increasing interests in STEM, Healthcare, and Teacher education, by helping youth build self-confidence and career interests…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, College Students, College Faculty
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Erten, Sinan; Yalcin, Irem Akcam – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The aim of this study is to investigate the knowledge level of teachers regarding sexual health. The sample of the study consists of 462 teachers working at primary, middle and high schools in Turkey. As the study aims to determine the current status of teachers regarding sexual health knowledge, the relational screening model was used. The…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Behavior, Sex Education, Health Education
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Ozturk, Nurhan; Bozkurt Altan, Esra – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
This study aimed to determine science teachers' decisions about the socio-scientific issue of nuclear-power plant and how these decisions are given within the framework of the decision making process. The design of this research is based on a case study. 22 teachers who worked in the middle schools in the city center of the province of Sinop were…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Decision Making, Nuclear Energy, Middle School Teachers
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Aydin Ceran, Sema; Ates, Salih – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
In this study, it was aimed to determine the effects of the learning process based on the 5E Model Supported by Real Life Based Context in the Unit of Force and Energy in the course of Science on the conceptual understanding levels of the students at the seventh grade which are measured various techniques. The research was designed with…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Physics
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Inaltekin, Tufan; Goksu, Volkan – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The aim of this study was to analyse the kinds and frequency of visual learning representations within 8th grade students' notebooks for science classes. As part of the research, 93 science notebooks which belonged to students from 13 secondary schools in Kars Province (the east of Turkey) were collected at the end of the academic year in 2018.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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Yildirim, Ozen; Aybek, Eren Can – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
A scale that does not measure the same structure in different cultures should not be used in the cross-cultural comparison-based studies. The validity of the scales should be tested primarily for the countries. In this study, as the evidence of validity of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 science self-efficacy scale,…
Descriptors: Measurement, Self Efficacy, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Okulu, Hasan Zuhtu; Oguz Unver, Ayse; Arabacioglu, Sertac – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The idea behind the MUBEM & SAC: STEM based science and nature camp was a transformation of scientific knowledge into artifacts using the engineering design process and scientific inquiry. The goals of the camp were developing an integrative science perspective in accordance with the nature of STEM education, supporting career choices of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Summer Science Programs, Outdoor Education, Middle School Students
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Alkis Kucukaydin, Mensure – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
Studies on science education stress that, in terms of discourse, teachers need to carefully build their understanding of science, language, and authority to better enable students to be successful in their science learning. However, the question of how much attention should be paid to this discourse, particularly for primary and middle-school…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Middle School Students, Elementary School Students, Middle School Teachers
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Lay, Ah-Nam; Osman, Kamisah – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of Malaysian "Kimia" (Chemistry) Digital Games (MyKimDG) module on students' achievement and motivation in chemistry as well as 21st century skills. Chemistry education in Malaysia should put greater emphasis on combination of cognitive, sociocultural and motivational aspects to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, Video Games, Science Achievement
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Chazbeck, Bassel; Ayoubi, Zalpha – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The purpose of this research was to study the system of resources, the objectives of their use and the factors that affect the selection and integration of the different resources by Lebanese secondary physics teachers in their teaching in general and for teaching Electricity in particular. For this aim, a qualitative approach was used and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Teachers, Physics
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Nordin, Norazlilah Md.; Osman, Kamisah – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
Inculcating collaborative problem solving (hereinafter CPS) skills to help develop students' knowledge, especially for problem solving (PS) involved in the subject of physics is of utmost importance in the 21st century. It was on such grounds that in the present study, physics PS learning was innovated by engaging students' generated animation…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving, Physics, Science Instruction
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Idin, Sahin; Donmez, Ismail – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The aim of this study is to determine what metaphors seventh and eighth grade students have when they identify STEM subjects. For this purpose, a form was developed to provide students to write their own metaphors related to STEM subjects. Qualitative research method was used and this research was conducted as a phenomenological study. 94 seventh…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8
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