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ERIC Number: EJ930472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Students' Design of Experiments: An Inquiry Module on the Conduction of Heat
Hatzikraniotis, E.; Kallery, M.; Molohidis, A.; Psillos, D.
Physics Education, v45 n4 p335-344 Jul 2010
This article examines secondary students' design of experiments after engagement in an innovative and inquiry-oriented module on heat transfer. The module consists of an integration of hands-on experiments, simulated experiments and microscopic model simulations, includes a structured series of guided investigative tasks and was implemented for a sample of 24 lower secondary (compulsory education) school students in Greece. A post-instructional assessment comprising written tests and interviews of the sample of students was employed. The findings revealed that after implementation of the module, a respectable number of the students showed ability in experiment design skills such as forming hypotheses and successfully describing experimental procedure. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece