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ERIC Number: EJ1119639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov-10
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
The Effect of Fire Context on the Conceptual Understanding of Students: "Expansion-Contraction"
Er Nas, Sibel; Çoruhl, Tülay Senel; Bilgin, Arzu Kirman
Educational Research and Reviews, v11 n21 p1973-1985 Nov 2016
The aim of this study is to investigate effects of the guiding materials developed based on the "fire context" and related to "expansion-contraction" concepts in the conceptual understanding of students. A quasi-experimental method has been used in the study. The sample group of the study consists of 5th grade students selected from elementary school. A total of 56 (experiment group 27, control group 29) students from two classes have participated in the study. A concept test, an interview consisting of semi-structured questions, and a drawing test, have been utilised in the research. While no significant difference (U = 345, p>0.05) has been found between the pre test scores of the control group and experiment group students, a significant difference (U = 238, p<0.05) has been found in favour of the experiment group in the post test. A great majority of the students have explained the "expansion-contraction" concept as "mass change". The findings obtained from student drawings support this as well. For future studies, development of materials which emphasise the distinction of the concepts of flexibility and mass change and the concepts of expansion and contraction can be suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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