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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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Korkmaz, Saadet Deniz; Ayas, Bahadir; Aybek, Eren Can; Pat, Suat – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the experimental system design related to plasma state on the gifted students' understanding on the subject of the plasma state. To test the research hypothesis, one group pretest-posttest research model was carried out with 18 eighth-grade (4 girls and 14 boys) gifted students in…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Diagnostic Tests, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
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Kurt, Uluhan; Tas, Yasemin – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
This study aimed to investigate relationships between Turkish middle school students' perceptions of parental involvement, students' basic psychological needs, and their engagement in science. Parental involvement was addressed with four dimensions: parents' educational aspiration, parental communication, parents' participation, and parental…
Descriptors: Correlation, Parent Participation, Psychological Needs, Learner Engagement
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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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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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Fick, Sarah J.; Songer, Nancy Butler – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Recent reforms emphasize a shift in how students should learn and demonstrate knowledge of science. These reforms call for students to learn content knowledge using science and engineering practices, creating integrated science knowledge. While there is existing literature about the development of integrated science knowledge assessments, few…
Descriptors: Climate, Middle School Students, Integrated Activities, Scientific Literacy
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Bulunuz, Nermin; Bulunuz, Mizrap; Karagöz, Funda; Tavsanli, Ömer Faruk – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The present study has two aims. Firstly, it aims to determine eighth grade students' conceptual understanding of floating and sinking through formative assessment probes. Secondly, it aims to determine whether or not there is a significant difference between students' performance in formative assessment probes and their achievement in the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, Science Tests
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Balci, Ceyda; Yenice, Nilgun – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The aim of this study is to analyse the effects of scientific argumentation based learning process on the eighth grade students' achievement in the unit of "cell division and inheritance". It also deals with the effects of this process on their comprehension about the nature of scientific knowledge, their willingness to take part in…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Grade 8, Persuasive Discourse, Science Achievement
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Ozturk, Elif; Ucus, Sukran – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2015
Argumentation is highlighted as one of the most important activities of science education by many researchers. The main aim of this research is to examine primary school students' nature of science classes and argumentation skills in terms of their academic success in primary science classes. Thus, the main interest of the study is centered on the…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique)