ERIC Number: EJ1160030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Examining Fifth-Grade Students' Level of Associating Some Daily-Life Events with "Changes of State"
Cengiz, Ekrem; Ayvaci, Hakan Sevki
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v18 n1 Article 3 Jun 2017
This study aims to examine fifth grade students' level of associating daily life events with the subject "changes of state" in the science curriculum. Among the qualitative research methods, special case method was used in the study. Seven open-ended questions about the changing states of matter were used for data collection. These open-ended questions were prepared based on daily life events. They were administered to 107 fifth grade students studying at a secondary school in Erzurum city center in the 2014-2015 academic year. Descriptive analysis was used for data analysis. The results of the analysis revealed that most of the fifth grade students were unable to associate changes of state with daily life events. The study also concluded that it would be better to teach the science subjects related to changing states of matter by means of associating them with daily life.
Descriptors: Grade 5, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Scientific Concepts, Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Experience, Student Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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