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ERIC Number: ED086453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 168
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The Effects of Two Seventh Grade Science Programs, "Interaction of Man and the Biosphere" and "Science is Explaining", on Student Attitude, Science Processes, and Critical Thinking.
Gudaitis, Donald John
Reported is a study to compare two seventh-grade science programs with respect to students' attitudes toward science, science process skills, and critical thinking ability. The study population included two teachers and their eight classes. Each teacher had two experimental and two control groups. Remmers'"Attitude Toward Any School Subject" scale, Ennis and Millman's "Cornell Test of Critical Thinking-Level X," and Tannenbaum's "Test of Science Processes" provided data for the analyses. An analysis of variance was computed for the groups to insure that differences in IQ and sex were not contaminating the data. Two-tailed t tests were used to measure the mean gain from pre- to posttests. Mean differences between experimental and control groups were tested by a two-tailed t test at the .05 level. The findings showed no significant difference in mean gain scores between the two programs as related to attitude toward science. For science process skills the mean gain scores in both programs showed significant growth. The students in the experimental group made significantly greater gains in critical thinking ability but the mean gain scores for both programs showed significant growth. (Author/EB)
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