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Erdogan, Sezen Camci – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The present study aims to examine the perceptions towards scientists and science/pseudoscience distinctions of gifted education and elementary education teacher candidates who will educate gifted students especially at the elementary education level. A total of 92 volunteer prospective teachers, composed of candidates from gifted education and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Academically Gifted
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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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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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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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Arslan Buyruk, Arzu; Ogan Bekiroglu, Feral – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The focus of this study was to evaluate the impact of model-based inquiry on pre-service physics teachers' conceptual understanding of dynamics. Theoretical framework of this research was based on models-of-data theory. True-experimental design using quantitative and qualitative research methods was carried out for this research. Participants of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teachers, Physics, Science Teachers
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Es, Huseyin; Turgut, Halil – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The current study, aiming at investigating the perceptions of candidate classroom teachers for being scientific and examining the effect of the intervention comprising particular characteristics of demarcation on those perceptions, was interpretative in nature. Two data sources were utilized in order to determine their pre and post perceptions.…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Intervention, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
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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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Jasien, Paul G. – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
This work seeks to elucidate undergraduate science students' basic knowledge of concepts related to the energy changes for a simple heating curve and their ability to integrate related concepts. The participants were drawn from first and second semester General Chemistry classes, as well as junior/senior level Physical Chemistry classes at a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Science Instruction, College Science, Energy
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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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Sapsaglam, Ozkan; Bozdogan, Aykut Emre – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Preschool children learn through their senses. Children learn language, daily life skills, concepts and many other things through their senses. Thus, preschool educational environments and preschool educational activities should stimulate children's senses. In this context, preschool science activities and experiments have positive effects upon…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Science Activities, Science Process Skills, Measurement
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Craig-Hare, Jana; Ault, Marilyn; Rowland, Amber – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the types of argumentation discourse displayed by students when they engaged in chat as part of an online multiplayer game about both socioscientific and scientific topics. Specifically, this study analyzed discourse episodes created by middle school students as they discussed scientific and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Persuasive Discourse
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Memis, Esra Kabatas; Cevik, Ebru Ezberci – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine processes experienced by students of different achievement levels in small group discussions in argumentation applications conducted in scientific and socio-scientific issues. Case study which is a qualitative research design was used for the study. In this line, a success test including mechanical subjects…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Principles
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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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Saglam, Yilmaz; Ozbek, Merve – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The study sought to investigate conceptual change process. It is specifically aimed to probe children's initial ideas and how or to what way those ideas alter in the long run. A total of 18 children volunteered and participated in the study. Individual interviews were conducted. The children were asked to define the concept of evaporation, explain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Cognitive Development, Concept Formation