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Kapici, Hasan Ozgur; Akcay, Hakan; de Jong, Ton – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
Although hands-on laboratory experiments are traditionally used in schools, virtual laboratories have entered today's classrooms, due to their specific affordances. In this study, we compared the effect of using hands-on and virtual laboratories in isolation to two different combinations on middle school (7th grade) students' acquisition of…
Descriptors: Laboratory Experiments, Hands on Science, Science Laboratories, Middle School Students
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Wagh, Aditi; Wilensky, Uri – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
Extensive research has shown that one of the benefits of programming to learn about scientific phenomena is that it facilitates learning about mechanisms underlying the phenomenon. However, using programming activities in classrooms is associated with costs such as requiring additional time to learn to program or students needing prior experience…
Descriptors: Evolution, Programming, Computer Uses in Education, Comparative Analysis
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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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Li, Na; Black, John B. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
Chemistry knowledge can be represented at macro-, micro- and symbolic levels, and learning a chemistry topic requires students to engage in multiple representational activities. This study focused on scaffolding for inter-level connection-making in learning chemistry knowledge with graphical simulations. We also tested whether different sequences…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Grade 7, Simulation
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Guzey, S. Selcen; Moore, Tamara J.; Harwell, Michael; Moreno, Mario – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
In many countries around the world, there has been an increasing emphasis on improving science education. Recent reform efforts in the USA call for teachers to integrate scientific and engineering practices into science teaching; for example, science teachers are asked to provide learning experiences for students that apply crosscutting concepts…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Biological Sciences
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Korur, Fikret; Toker, Sacip; Eryilmaz, Ali – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
This two-group quasi-experimental study investigated the effects of the Online Advance Organizer Concept Teaching Material (ONACOM) integrated with inquiry teaching and expository teaching methods. Grade 7 students' posttest performances on the light unit achievement and light unit attitude tests controlled for gender, previous semester science…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Science Achievement, Instructional Materials, Scientific Attitudes
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Türk, Cumhur; Kalkan, Hüseyin – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
This study aimed to determine students' knowledge levels related to specific astronomy concepts and the effect of a planetarium environment on teaching. The study sample included seventh-grade (12-13 years old) students. For this purpose, 240 students of various socioeconomic and cultural levels from six schools (two in the city center, two…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Scientific Concepts, Concept Teaching, Knowledge Level
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Egbue, Ona; Long, Suzanna; Ng, Ean-Harn – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
Despite attempts to generate interest in science and technology careers, US students continue to show reduced interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors at the collegiate level. If girls are not engaged in STEM learning by the middle school level, studies show that they are even less likely to choose a science- or…
Descriptors: Females, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Potvin, Patrice; Hasni, Abdelkrim – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
Interest in school science and technology (S&T) remains an important issue as it is linked to achievement and the intention to pursue studies or careers in S&T. Around the world, a number of studies have shown that interest in S&T declines with school years. However, some divergences from the general trend have been demonstrated in…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Student Interests, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Tatar, Nilgün; Akpinar, Ercan; Feyzioglu, Eylem Yildiz – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of computer-assisted learning integrated with metacognitive prompts on elementary students' affective skills on the subject of electricity. The researchers developed educational software to enable students to easily and comprehensively learn the concepts in the subject of electricity. A…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Metacognition, Prompting
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Falloon, Garry; Trewern, Ann – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
The concept of partnerships between schools and practicing scientists came to prominence in the United States in the mid 1980s. The call by government for greater private sector involvement in education to raise standards in science achievement saw a variety of programmes developed, ranging from short-term sponsorships through to longer-term,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Science Education, Scientists
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Kerlin, Steven C.; Carlsen, William S.; Kelly, Gregory J.; Goehring, Elizabeth – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
The conception of Global Learning Communities (GLCs) was researched to discover potential benefits of the use of online technologies that facilitated communication and scientific data sharing outside of the normal classroom setting. 1,419 students in 635 student groups began the instructional unit. Students represented the classrooms of 33…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Global Approach, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication
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Sandoval, William A.; Harven, Aletha M. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2011
Following their participation in a guided-inquiry unit, 129 seventh-graders from five diverse urban middle schools were asked about their perceptions of specific inquiry tasks, from an expectancy-value framework. Students were asked to rate the interest value, utility value, and task difficulty of (a) data collection design; (b) explanation; (c)…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Student Attitudes, Data Analysis, Gender Differences
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Cokadar, Hulusi; Yilmaz, Gulcin Cihan – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2010
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of creative drama-based instruction on seventh graders' science achievements in the ecology and matter cycles unit and their attitudes toward science. The study is an experimental study carried out in one of the public elementary schools in Turkey during 2005-2006 schooling year. An ecological…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Drama, Control Groups, Student Attitudes
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Dunleavy, Matt; Dede, Chris; Mitchell, Rebecca – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
The purpose of this study was to document how teachers and students describe and comprehend the ways in which participating in an augmented reality (AR) simulation aids or hinders teaching and learning. Like the multi-user virtual environment (MUVE) interface that underlies Internet games, AR is a good medium for immersive collaborative…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Virtual Classrooms, Grade 7
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