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Baram-Tsabari, Ayelet; Yarden, Anat – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2008
Many of the explanations for girls' disinterest in physics focus on the role of the educational system in creating this situation. Here, we use evidence from free-choice science learning settings to study if this lack of interest is also expressed in non-school settings. Three sets of self-generated questions raised by children, adolescents and…
Descriptors: Females, Physics, Biology, Science Instruction
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Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
The relationships and possible effects of various personal home and school variables on the acquisition of functional biological, chemical, and physical scientific knowledge by tenth grade Israeli students (n=544) was investigated. Biology was the only subject in which functional knowledge was significantly related to nonformal science activities.…
Descriptors: Biology, Career Choice, Chemistry, Classroom Environment
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Menis, Joseph – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
Information on the content of the intended science curriculum, what science was actually taught by the teachers, and how that science was taught is presented. Student achievement and attitudes were assessed using tests and questionnaires. Data were obtained from teachers regarding whether the content had been taught to the students (n=657) who…
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Course Content, Earth Science
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Ronen, Miky; Ganiel, Uri – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1989
Evaluated is a course for twelfth graders to demonstrate a variety of aspects of applied science. The basic structure and content of the course are described. The evaluation results including achievement, interest/difficulty with other courses, lateral transfer, and attitudes are reported. Examples of problems and application questionnaire are…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Course Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Grade 12
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Trumper, Ricardo – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1996
Analyzes conceptions of energy of physics students' in a pre-service teacher training program. Findings indicate that the students are considerably anthropocentric in their associations, their choice of pictures, and their alternative conceptions and hold a number of different, alternative conceptions when describing physical situations. Contains…
Descriptors: Energy, Foreign Countries, Misconceptions, Physics