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ERIC Number: ED326444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 8
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The Effects of CAI and Hands-On Activities on Elementary Students' Attitudes and Weather Knowledge.
Gardner, Catherine; And Others
The purpose of this study was to determine if a combination of computer assisted instruction (CAI) with hands-on science activities would significantly enhance students' abilities in the cognitive and affective domains. The study consisted of three treatments. Treatment one (47 students) included a hands-on activities emphasis. A second treatment (46 students) included the hands-on activities in combination with the Weatherschool software program. The Weatherschool Meteorology program was selected because of its compatibility with the local science curriculum topics, appropriate grade school reading level, and its flexibility to be integrated within the curriculum. The third treatment (21 students) did not contain either hands-on activities nor CAI, but employed more text-based learning. Hands-on activities appeared to increase scores from pretest to posttest. Included in this paper are the introduction, the methodology, results, summary, and implications. (KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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