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Schellinger, Jennifer; Mendenhall, Anne; Alemanne, Nicole; Southerland, Sherry A.; Sampson, Victor; Marty, Paul – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
The Next Generation Science Standards support understanding of the nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world through interconnected concepts to be imbedded within scientific practices and crosscutting concepts. This study explored how fourth and fifth grade elementary students' views of nature of science change when…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Active Learning, Inquiry, Elementary School Students
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Shaby, Neta; Assaraf, Orit Ben-Zvi; Tal, Tali – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
This research explores learning in science museums through the most common activity in a science museum--interaction with exhibits. The goal of this study was to characterize the learning behaviors exhibited by students as they engage with interactive exhibits in order to draw insight regarding the design of the exhibits. In order to do so, we…
Descriptors: Museums, Exhibits, Teaching Methods, Interaction
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Selcen Guzey, S.; Harwell, Michael; Moreno, Mario; Peralta, Yadira; Moore, Tamara J. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
The new science education reform documents call for integration of engineering into K-12 science classes. Engineering design and practices are new to most science teachers, meaning that implementing effective engineering instruction is likely to be challenging. This quasi-experimental study explored the influence of teacher-developed, engineering…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Change, Engineering Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Chase, Catherine C.; Klahr, David – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
An important, but as yet unresolved pedagogical question is whether discovery-oriented or direct instruction methods lead to greater learning and transfer. We address this issue in a study with 101 fourth and fifth grade students that contrasts two distinct instructional methods. One is a blend of discovery and direct instruction called…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Direct Instruction, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Shelton, Angi; Smith, Andrew; Wiebe, Eric; Behrle, Courtney; Sirkin, Ruth; Lester, James – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
Formative assessment strategies are used to direct instruction by establishing where learners' understanding is, how it is developing, informing teachers and students alike as to how they might get to their next set of goals of conceptual understanding. For the science classroom, one rich source of formative assessment data about scientific…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Science Instruction, Student Journals
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Lin, Jing-Wen – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
This study adopted a quasi-experimental design with follow-up interview to develop a computer-based two-tier assessment (CBA) regarding the science topic of electric circuits and to evaluate the diagnostic power of the assessment. Three assessment formats (i.e., paper-and-pencil, static computer-based, and dynamic computer-based tests) using…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Diagnostic Tests, Quasiexperimental Design, Interviews
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Gelmez Burakgazi, Sevinc; Yildirim, Ali; Weeth Feinstein, Noah – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
Rooted in science education and science communication studies, this study examines 4th and 5th grade students' perceptions of science information sources (SIS) and their use in communicating science to students. It combines situated learning theory with uses and gratifications theory in a qualitative phenomenological analysis. Data were gathered…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Science
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Louca, Loucas T.; Zacharia, Zacharias C. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
Despite the abundance of research in Modeling-based Learning (MbL) in science education, to date there is only limited research on MbL practices among K-6 novice modelers. More specifically, there is no information on how young/novice modelers' modeling enactments look so that researchers and educators have an idea of what should be expected from…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Education, Modeling (Psychology), Teaching Methods
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Valanides, Nicos; Papageorgiou, Maria; Angeli, Charoula – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
The study provides evidence concerning elementary school children's ability to conduct a scientific investigation. Two hundred and fifty sixth-grade students and 248 fourth-grade students were administered a test, and based on their performance, they were classified into high-ability and low-ability students. The sample of this study was…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Scientific Research, Student Research, Science Process Skills
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Wang, Lei; Zhang, Ronghui; Clarke, David; Wang, Weizhen – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
Enactment of scientific inquiry in classroom has attracted a great attention of science educators around the world. In this study, we examined two competent teachers' (one Grade 9 chemistry teacher and one Grade 4 science teacher) enactment of scientific inquiry in selected teaching units to reveal the characteristics of enacted inquiry at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Case Studies, Inquiry
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Billings, Elsa S.; Mathison, Carla – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
This study investigated the impact of technology-based advance organizers (TBAOs) on the academic performance of 240 4th grade English learners (ELs) participating in a science class in School in the Park (SITP), a museum-school collaboration. While SITP provides a rich, hands-on learning environment, ELs face significant linguistic challenges in…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Academic Discourse, Control Groups, Linguistics
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Deniz, Hasan; Dulger, Mehmet F. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
This study examined to what extent inquiry-based instruction supported with real-time graphing technology improves fourth grader's ability to interpret graphs as representations of physical science concepts such as motion and temperature. This study also examined whether there is any difference between inquiry-based instruction supported with…
Descriptors: Graphs, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Inquiry
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Peleg, Ran; Baram-Tsabari, Ayelet – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2011
Early exposure to science may have a lifelong effect on children's attitudes towards science and their motivation to learn science in later life. Out-of-class environments can play a significant role in creating favourable attitudes, while contributing to conceptual learning. Educational science theatre is one form of an out-of-class environment,…
Descriptors: Play, Student Attitudes, Learning Motivation, Grade 1
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Barak, Miri; Dori, Yehudit J. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2011
Science teaching deals with abstract concepts and processes that very often cannot be seen or touched. The development of Java, Flash, and other web-based applications allow teachers and educators to present complex animations that attractively illustrate scientific phenomena. Our study evaluated the integration of web-based animated movies into…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Textbooks, Science Teachers
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Durmus, Jale; Bayraktar, Sule – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether conceptual change texts and laboratory experiments are effective in overcoming misconceptions and whether the concepts were acquired permanently when these methods were utilized. In this study, we addressed some topics from the "Matter and Change" unit in science and technology class of…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Misconceptions, Laboratory Experiments, Concept Formation
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