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ERIC Number: EJ1037101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1059-0145
The Use of Interactive Computer Animations Based on POE as a Presentation Tool in Primary Science Teaching
Akpinar, Ercan
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v23 n4 p527-537 Aug 2014
This study investigates the effects of using interactive computer animations based on predict-observe-explain (POE) as a presentation tool on primary school students' understanding of the static electricity concepts. A quasi-experimental pre-test/post-test control group design was utilized in this study. The experiment group consisted of 30 students, and the control group of 27 students. The control group received normal instruction in which the teacher provided instruction by means of lecture, discussion and homework. Whereas in the experiment group, dynamic and interactive animations based on POE were used as a presentation tool. Data collection tools used in the study were static electricity concept test and open-ended questions. The static electricity concept test was used as pre-test before the implementation, as post-test at the end of the implementation and as delay test approximately 6 weeks after the implementation. Open-ended questions were used at the end of the implementation and approximately 6 weeks after the implementation. Results indicated that the interactive animations used as presentation tools were more effective on the students' understanding of static electricity concepts compared to normal instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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