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Holmes, Julie A. – Learning Environments Research, 2011
This study examined changes in student motivation and achievement in science during a visit to a university children's science museum. The study was based on the pretest-posttest control comparison group design with four treatment groups: control, exhibit, lesson and exhibit/lesson. The sample consisted of 228 sixth-grade students from a Louisiana…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Science Achievement, Achievement Tests, Museums
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Bamberger, Yael; Tal, Tali – Learning Environments Research, 2009
This article describes an initial attempt to find out students' perceptions of class visits to natural history museums, with regard to the museum's role as a place for intellectual and social experience. The study followed up approximately 500 Grades 6-8 students who visited four museums of different sizes, locations and foci. Data sources…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Museums