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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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Caglak, Serdar – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
This study aimed to investigate to what extent the use of hands-on science activities influences on students? academic achievement in science. Review of literature revealed several research studies focusing upon such aim and thus, a meta-analysis of these researches was carried out to obtain an overall effect size estimate of hands-on science…
Descriptors: Hands on Science, Science Achievement, Meta Analysis, Effect Size
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Chatila, Hanadi; Al Husseiny, Fatima – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Recent research findings have shown that cooperative learning improves students' thinking skills as it allows them to communicate actively with each other (Johnson, Johnson and Smith, 2014). Therefore, cooperative learning has been proposed by many educators to be implemented in classrooms to produce lifelong learners and critical thinkers…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Biology, Skill Development, Science Process Skills
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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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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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Tas, Yasemin; Balgalmis, Esra – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The goal of this study was to describe Turkish mathematics and science teachers' use of computer in their classroom instruction by utilizing TIMSS 2011 data. Analyses results revealed that teachers most frequently used computers for preparation purpose and least frequently used computers for administration. There was no difference in teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Computer Uses in Education
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Kiray, S. Ahmet; Gok, Bilge; Bozkir, A. Selman – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2015
The purpose of this article is to identify the order of significance of the variables that affect science and mathematics achievement in middle school students. For this aim, the study deals with the relationship between science and math in terms of different angles using the perspectives of multiple causes-single effect and of multiple…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Information Retrieval, Data Analysis, Middle School Students
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Sakiyo, John; Waziri, Kawu – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2015
The study investigated the use of concept mapping teaching method on secondary school students' academic achievement in biology. Two hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance guided the study. The design of the study was quasi-experimental design with 122 Senior Secondary students selected purposively from two senior secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Biology, Secondary School Students, Hypothesis Testing
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Potvin, Patrice; Skelling-Desmeules, Yannick; Sy, Ousmane – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2015
This article describes the design of a misconception diagnostic test about fire-related phenomena. It proposes a new test format in which a certainty-measuring tier has been integrated into each of the true/false response choices. This format is argued to be easier for teachers to use than the increasingly popular three-tier format. First, we…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Student Attitudes, Misconceptions, Secondary School Students
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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