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Wong, Sissy S. – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
Understanding teachers' beliefs is important because beliefs influence teacher decisions. In science, teacher beliefs have an impact on how science curriculum is interpreted and implemented in the classroom. With the push for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, it is also critical to examine the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Archer, Lester A. C.; Ng, Karen E. – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to explain how to use the scientific method as the framework to introduce mathematical model. Two interdisciplinary activities, targeted for students in grade 6 or grade 7, are explained to show the application of the scientific method while building a mathematical model to investigate the relationship between the…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Mathematical Models, Interdisciplinary Approach, Grade 6
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Bulunuz, Nermin; Bulunuz, Mizrap; Karagöz, Funda; Tavsanli, Ömer Faruk – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The present study has two aims. Firstly, it aims to determine eighth grade students' conceptual understanding of floating and sinking through formative assessment probes. Secondly, it aims to determine whether or not there is a significant difference between students' performance in formative assessment probes and their achievement in the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, Science Tests
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Balci, Ceyda; Yenice, Nilgun – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The aim of this study is to analyse the effects of scientific argumentation based learning process on the eighth grade students' achievement in the unit of "cell division and inheritance". It also deals with the effects of this process on their comprehension about the nature of scientific knowledge, their willingness to take part in…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Grade 8, Persuasive Discourse, Science Achievement
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Lai, Ching-San – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
This study aims to discuss the issues of integrating e-books into science teaching by preservice elementary school teachers. The study adopts both qualitative and quantitative research methods. In total, 24 preservice elementary school teachers participated in this study. The main sources of research data included e-books produced by preservice…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Technology Integration, Science Instruction
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McKeown, Tammy R.; Abrams, Lisa M.; Slattum, Patricia W.; Kirk, Suzanne V. – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
Inquiry-based instructional approaches are an effective means to actively engage students with science content and skills. This article examines the effects of an ongoing professional development program on middle and high school teachers' efficacy beliefs, confidence to teach research concepts and skills, and science content knowledge.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Aceska, Natalija – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The process of globalization, more progressive development of the scientific findings, new technology and the way of communicating with the new forms of literacy in which the most secure spot has been taken by the development of natural sciences in the spirit of "sustainable development" have been the reasons that make science and…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries
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Chatila, Hanadi – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The preparation of scientifically literate citizens able to use science in their daily life is becoming a major goal in science education. In light of this, Boujaoude (2002) developed a framework to investigate the balance of scientific literacy themes within the Lebanese school science curriculum. He reported the neglect of "science as a way…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Biographies
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Abegglen, Sandra; Bustillos, Jessie – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The present paper is a case study based on a first year BA Hons Education Studies module that explores a number of important questions about the relationship between technology, knowledge and society and begins to think about how our ideas about each of these contribute to an understanding of what education means. Following a Foucauldian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students
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Lai, Ching-San; Wang, Yun-Fei – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the learning performance of sixth grade elementary school students using newspapers in science teaching. A quasi-experimental design with a single group was used in this study. Thirty-three sixth grade elementary school students participated in this study. The research instruments consisted of three…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Quasiexperimental Design
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Espinosa, Allen A.; Nueva España, Rebecca C.; Marasigan, Arlyne C. – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The present study investigated pre-service chemistry teachers' problem solving strategies and alternative conceptions in solving stoichiometric problems and later on formulate a teaching framework based from the result of the study. The pre-service chemistry teachers were given four stoichiometric problems with increasing complexity and they need…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Chemistry, Problem Solving, Science Instruction
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Aydeniz, Mehmet; Bilican, Kader – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of sustained practice with argumentation on the quality of students' written arguments. Participants consisted of 37 students; 22 males and 15 females enrolled in a 6th grade middle school classroom. Students completed six argumentation tasks but only four of them were considered for data…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
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Saglam, Yilmaz; Ozbek, Merve – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The study sought to investigate conceptual change process. It is specifically aimed to probe children's initial ideas and how or to what way those ideas alter in the long run. A total of 18 children volunteered and participated in the study. Individual interviews were conducted. The children were asked to define the concept of evaporation, explain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Cognitive Development, Concept Formation
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Ahmedova, Aylin Hasanova – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The main purpose of this article is to analyze the relationship between air pollution and human rights. It investigates whether air pollution threatens basic human rights such as the right to health, life, and the environment. Air pollution represents a major threat both to health and to the environment. Despite the adoption of numerous…
Descriptors: Pollution, Civil Rights, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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Tas, Yasemin; Balgalmis, Esra – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The goal of this study was to describe Turkish mathematics and science teachers' use of computer in their classroom instruction by utilizing TIMSS 2011 data. Analyses results revealed that teachers most frequently used computers for preparation purpose and least frequently used computers for administration. There was no difference in teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Computer Uses in Education
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