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ERIC Number: EJ936337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Evaluation of a Science Camp: Enjoyable Discovery of Mysterious World
Birinci Konur, Kader; Seyihoglu, Aysegul; Sezen, Gulsah; Tekbiyik, Ahmet
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v11 n3 p1602-1607 Sum 2011
In this research, summer science camp which is carried out on the purpose of developing positive attitude towards science and nature with enjoyable experiments in primary school students and activities were evaluated. The camp was performed as two 5 days stages with a total 48 students who had finished 7th grade at primary school. The findings of the study were obtained from Science and Technology Course Attitude Scale, Scientific Attitude Scale, Camp Evaluation Survey and student interviews. The gathered quantitative data were analyzed with SPSS and qualitative data were analyzed with NVivo 8.0 program. As a result of the findings, it was determined that after the camp there was a significant increase in the participants' attitude towards the Science and Technology course and in their scientific attitude. It was also observed that most of the students enjoyed camp activities and had a good time during the camp. Besides, it was proved that the camp had a positive effect on increasing the students' self-confidences towards learning science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey