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ERIC Number: EJ1052287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1309-7202
The Influence of Hands On Physics Experiments on Scientific Process Skills According to Prospective Teachers' Experiences
Hirça, Necati
European Journal of Physics Education, v4 n1 p1-9 2013
In this study, relationship between prospective science and technology teachers' experiences in conducting Hands on physics experiments and their physics lab I achievement was investigated. Survey model was utilized and the study was carried out in the 2012 spring semester. Seven Hands on physics experiments were conducted with 28 prospective science and technology teachers (18 female and 10 male) enrolled in physics I laboratory course. The results showed that although there was no significant correlation among the observation, providing explanations, prediction, making an inquiry, forming logic skills and academic achievement, it was found a significant relationship between the "producing according to a plan" skill regarding their physics I lab achievement (Pearson r = 0.385 and p = 0.04 < 0.05). This study points out that physics instructors, whenever they need, may prepare syllabuses for physics laboratory courses that include low cost materials instead of laboratory equipment to enhance their students' scientific process skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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