ERIC Number: ED382443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
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Effects of Science Kits on Attitudes and Accomplishment of Students in Science.
Rubino, Antonio N.; And Others
Science education has become one of the priorities of education in the United States. Teachers in several schools have begun to use science kits as one tool to assist them in teaching science. Despite the wide use of science kits, little has been done to determine their effectiveness in promoting science learning. The purpose of this paper is to show how the use of science kits has affected students learning and attitudes toward science in several schools in Southwest Michigan. The subjects of this study were 397 teachers using science kits in elementary schools. A questionnaire was mailed to participating teachers. Fifty-four percent of the teachers returned the survey to report on their classroom observations. Findings indicate that science kits have increased student interest in science, and improved achievement and understanding of science concepts and processes. No differences in results were reported for minority students and female students. (Author/ZWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: For a related document, see SE 054 260.