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Genç, Murat – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of scientific studies on students' scientific literacy and attitude towards science course. For the study, a middle school science study group was established by randomly selecting 30 students from the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Participating students were given information about the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Yang, Chih-Chiang; Hung, Jeng-Fung – Online Submission, 2012
The roles of conceptual change and model building in science education are very important and have a profound and wide effect on teaching science. This study examines the change in children's position concepts after instruction, based on different conceptual change theories. Three classes were chosen and divided into three groups, including a…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Change, Theories, Models
Tracey, Diane H.; Rhee, Jody; Abrantes, Anna – Online Submission, 2011
The goal of this research was to investigate the effects of teacher read-alouds when students use, versus do not use, student companion texts during the read-alouds. Both quantitative and qualitative research data were collected based on an experimental design which randomly assigned 168 low SES, primarily Hispanic, students to either listen-only…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes, Low Income, Statistical Analysis