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Altan, Esra Bozkurt; Üçüncüoglu, Irem; Öztürk, Nurhan – Science Education International, 2019
This research aimed at preparing an out-of-school Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education program for secondary school students and investigating the effects of the program on students' interest in STEM fields. As part of this investigation, this study sought the students' awareness of a career in these fields as well as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education
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Galperin, Diego; Raviolo, Andrés – Science Education International, 2019
Research related to the teaching and learning of the lunar phases reveals a low level of understanding of this astronomical phenomenon by most students of all educational levels. Therefore, there is a need to develop didactic materials to promote adequate comprehension of this phenomenon and which have been tried out in the classroom. Presented…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Models
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Ayar, Mehmet C. – Science Education International, 2016
This study is about the effect of the Our World exhibit at a science center on student visitors. It elicits students' views about the exhibits, zones, and activities, along with their level of interest and experiences. Data from students (n = 346) through a survey, field notes, observations and interviews (n = 18) were collected. The findings…
Descriptors: Science Teaching Centers, Science Instruction, Science Education, Student Surveys
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Gray, P.; Elser, C. F.; Klein, J. L.; Rule, A. C. – Science Education International, 2016
This descriptive case study examined student attitudes, writing skills and content knowledge of urban fourth and fifth graders (6 males, 9 female) during a six-week literacy, thinking skill, and art-integrated environmental science unit. Pre- and post-test questions were used to address knowledge of environmental problems and student environmental…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Writing Skills, Knowledge Level, Urban Schools
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Bayri, N.; Koksal, M. S.; Ertekin, P. – Science Education International, 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate gifted middle school students' images about scientists in terms of cultural similarity. Sample of the study is 64 gifted middle school students taking courses from a formal school for gifted students. The data were collected by using Draw-a-scientist (DAST) instrument and was analysed by two researchers…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Middle School Students, Scientists, Freehand Drawing
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Almuntasheri, S.; Gillies, R. M.; Wright, T. – Science Education International, 2016
Despite a general consensus on the educational effectiveness of inquiry-based instruction, the enacted type of inquiry in science classrooms remains debatable in many countries including Saudi Arabia. This study compared guided-inquiry based teachers' professional development to teacher-directed approach in supporting Saudi students to understand…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Pretests Posttests, Statistical Analysis, Inquiry
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Kaya, S.; Kablan, Z.; Akaydin, B. B.; Demir, D. – Science Education International, 2015
The current study examined the time spent in various types of science instruction with regard to teachers' awareness of instructional activities. The perceived effectiveness of instructional activities in relation to the allocation of time was also examined. A total of 30 4th grade teachers (17 female, 13 male), from seven different primary…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Grade 4
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Pimthong, P. – Science Education International, 2015
The purpose of this research was to study primary science students' conceptual development as it related to their understanding of materials and their properties: in particular, to determine how and why some students changed their concepts while others did not. The participants were thirty-two Grade 5 (10-11 year old) students. An instructional…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Primary Education, Grade 5, Science Education
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Nicolaou, Chr. Th.; Evagorou, M.; Lymbouridou, Chr. – Science Education International, 2015
Despite the belief that emotions are important in the learning process, research in the area of emotions and learning, especially in science, is scant. Modelling and SSI argumentation have shared with respect to the emphasis in recent science standards reports as core scientific practices that need to be part of science teaching and learning. Even…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Interviews
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Lee, C. K. – Science Education International, 2014
This study examines the existing knowledge that pre-service elementary teachers (PSETs) have regarding heat energy, heat transfer and insulation. The PSETs' knowledge of heat energy was initially assessed by using an activity: determining which container would be best to keep hot water warm for the longest period of time. Results showed that PSETs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Education, Misconceptions
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Rukavina, Sanja; Zuvic-Butorac, Marta; Ledic, Jasminka; Milotic, Branka; Jurdana-Sepic, Rajka – Science Education International, 2012
This paper presents results of a survey among school children aged 10 to 14 years, who participated in science or mathematics workshops. It particularly relates to their interest and motivation determined immediately after the workshop had finished. A total of 70 workshops were held in elementary schools of Rijeka, Croatia, involving the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Active Learning, Workshops
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Celikten, Oksan; Ipekcioglu, Sevgi; Ertepinar, Hamide; Geban, Omer – Science Education International, 2012
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the conceptual change oriented instruction through cooperative learning (CCICL) and traditional science instruction (TI) on 4th grade students' understanding of earth and sky concepts and their attitudes toward earth and sky concepts. In this study, 56 fourth grade students from the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Concept Formation, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction
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Reppa, Glykeria P. – Science Education International, 2007
Enjoyment and mood affection are considered to be main targets of intervention to promote physical activity (PA). Health education based on PA is seeking to explore the factors that affect children to foster and retain healthy habits. This study recognizes that the teaching methodology is crucial and attempts to investigate the effect two…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Psychological Patterns, Affective Behavior, Motivation