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ERIC Number: EJ832087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1609-4913
Effect of the Usage of Laboratory Method in Primary School Education for the Achievement of the Students' Learning
Cardak, Osman; Onder, Kerim; Dikmenli, Musa
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v8 n2 Article 3 Dec 2007
The purpose of this study is to research the effect of the application of "reproduction, growth and development in living things" unit which takes place in the science and technology lesson programme of 6th grade students in the primary school to the success of the student by applying the laboratory method. Also another purpose is to compare the traditional science education and the laboratory method. This study is conducted with totally 28 primary 6th class (12-13 years old) students in Turkey in 2006 - 2007 school year. Laboratory method is applied to the experiment group students and traditional science education method is applied to the control group. This study is continued 5 weeks and at the beginning, it is given as a pre-test to both groups in order to compare their success situations of the science and technology success test related to the subject. After the five-week application, Science and Technology Success Test is given to both groups as a post test. In general, it is seen that the arithmetical averages of the correct answer ratios of post test of science and technology success test of the students are higher than the results of the pre-test in favor of the experiment group students. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey