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Karademir, Ersin; Ulucinar, Ufuk – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
The purpose of this study is to verify the causal relationship between middle school students' critical reading skills, science literacy skills and attitudes towards science literacy with research data according to the default model. Through the structural equation modeling, path analysis has been applied in the study which was designed in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Critical Reading, Reading Skills, Scientific Literacy
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Wilhelm, Jennifer; Toland, Michael D.; Cole, Merryn – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Differences were examined between groups of sixth grade students? spatial-scientific development pre/post implementation of an Earth/Space unit. Treatment teachers employed a spatially-integrated Earth/Space curriculum, while control teachers implemented their Business as Usual (BAU) Earth/Space units. A multi-level modeling approach was used in a…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Middle School Students, Earth Science, Space Sciences
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Caglak, Serdar – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
This study aimed to investigate to what extent the use of hands-on science activities influences on students? academic achievement in science. Review of literature revealed several research studies focusing upon such aim and thus, a meta-analysis of these researches was carried out to obtain an overall effect size estimate of hands-on science…
Descriptors: Hands on Science, Science Achievement, Meta Analysis, Effect Size
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Ozdemir, Gokhan; Dikici, Ayhan – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore the strength of relationships between 7th grade students' Scientific Process Skills (SPS), Nature of Science (NOS) beliefs, and Scientific Creativity (SC) through Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). For this purpose, data were collected from 332 students of two public middle school students in Turkey. SPS,…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Creativity, Scientific Principles, Knowledge Level
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Sapsaglam, Ozkan; Bozdogan, Aykut Emre – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Preschool children learn through their senses. Children learn language, daily life skills, concepts and many other things through their senses. Thus, preschool educational environments and preschool educational activities should stimulate children's senses. In this context, preschool science activities and experiments have positive effects upon…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Science Activities, Science Process Skills, Measurement
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Izci, Kemal – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Representation of nature of science (NOS) within curricula including standards, grade level expectations, and textbooks and their alignment with each other to achieve teaching NOS is crucial. Thus, the aims of the study were to a) assess how NOS is portrayed in standards, grade level expectations and a teacher edition of seventh grade textbook of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Science Curriculum, Textbooks
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Christensen, Rhonda; Knezek, Gerald – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Understanding middle school students' perceptions regarding STEM dispositions, and the role attitudes play in establishing STEM career aspirations, is imperative to preparing the STEM workforce of the future. Data were gathered from more than 800 middle school students participating in a hands-on, real world application curriculum to examine the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, STEM Education, Career Choice
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Chatila, Hanadi; Al Husseiny, Fatima – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Recent research findings have shown that cooperative learning improves students' thinking skills as it allows them to communicate actively with each other (Johnson, Johnson and Smith, 2014). Therefore, cooperative learning has been proposed by many educators to be implemented in classrooms to produce lifelong learners and critical thinkers…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Biology, Skill Development, Science Process Skills
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Dikmenli, Yurdal – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
People who strive to prevent harm to the environment while utilizing it and to maintain a livable environment is related to educational and cultural values. If we want the next generation to live in an environment as undisturbed as we live in now, environmentally friendly products should be consumed and waste should be prevented. Thus, raising an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Consumer Education
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Craig-Hare, Jana; Ault, Marilyn; Rowland, Amber – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the types of argumentation discourse displayed by students when they engaged in chat as part of an online multiplayer game about both socioscientific and scientific topics. Specifically, this study analyzed discourse episodes created by middle school students as they discussed scientific and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Persuasive Discourse
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Gårdebjer, Sofie; Larsson, Anette; Adawi, Tom – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
This paper deals with a novel method for improving the traditional "verification" laboratory in science education. Drawing on the idea of integrated instructional units, we describe an instructional sequence which we call the Babushka concept. This concept consists of three integrated instructional units: a start-up lecture, a laboratory…
Descriptors: Science Education, Sequential Approach, Instructional Innovation, Lecture Method
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Ozturk Tasci, Fulya; Oguz Unver, Ayse – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Understanding what disaster means will not only raise our awareness but will also bring us closer to knowing how to protect ourselves in the face of their destructive effects. The aim of this study is to understand how the concept of disaster is perceived in different demographics/subgroups of the population and by defining the term, to determine…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Definitions, Natural Disasters, Statistical Analysis
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Ayoubi, Zalpha; El Takach, Suzanne; Rawas, Muhammad – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore to what extent the in-service chemistry teachers improved their PCK after attending the training program at the Faculty of Education. The research questions were: (1) How do in-service teachers' personal perceptions about the teaching/learning process change after attending the training course at the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Attitudes, Science Instruction
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Memis, Esra Kabatas; Cevik, Ebru Ezberci – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine processes experienced by students of different achievement levels in small group discussions in argumentation applications conducted in scientific and socio-scientific issues. Case study which is a qualitative research design was used for the study. In this line, a success test including mechanical subjects…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Principles
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Fick, Sarah J.; Songer, Nancy Butler – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Recent reforms emphasize a shift in how students should learn and demonstrate knowledge of science. These reforms call for students to learn content knowledge using science and engineering practices, creating integrated science knowledge. While there is existing literature about the development of integrated science knowledge assessments, few…
Descriptors: Climate, Middle School Students, Integrated Activities, Scientific Literacy
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