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ERIC Number: EJ1126563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0263-5143
The Effect of Concept Cartoon-Embedded Worksheets on Grade 9 Students' Conceptual Understanding of Newton's Laws of Motion
Atasoy, Sengül; Ergin, Serap
Research in Science & Technological Education, v35 n1 p58-73 2017
Background: A substantial review study of concept cartoons reports that few studies have indicated their functions. For this reason, the present study illuminates the extent to which concept cartoon-embedded worksheets (through constructivist context) accomplish these functions in conceptual learning. Purpose: The purpose of the study is to determine the effect of the concept cartoon-embedded worksheets on grade 9 students' conceptual understanding of Newton's Laws of Motion. Sample: Within a quasi-experimental research design with control group, the sample consisted of 102 grade 9 students (aged 15-16 years) enrolled in an Anatolian High School. They were randomly assigned to control (52 students) and experimental groups (50 students). Design and methods: While the control group followed the existing physics instruction, the experimental one was exposed to the concept cartoon-embedded worksheets. To collect data, two scales (Newton's Laws of Motion Test--NLMT--and Interview about Instances--IAI) were employed. Results: The results indicated that the experimental group performed better than did the control group. Conclusions: It can be deduced that the concept cartoon-embedded worksheets are effective in improving grade 9 students' conceptual understanding and in replacing their alternative conceptions with scientific ones.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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