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Ruiz-Gallardo, José-Reyes; Paños, Esther – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: Microorganisms are very important in day-to-day life, but they are inadequately addressed in the Spanish educational system. It is essential that students are well informed about their characteristics and functions. Purpose: The study aims to find out primary school students' perceptions of microorganisms and to analyze whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Knowledge Level
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Brown, Katrina – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: Many students carry negative beliefs about nuclear radiation and have concerns regarding the safety of nuclear power. However, most of these students have not had any personal or educational experiences with nuclear radiation or reactors on which to form these opinions. Purpose: To examine the influence that a visit to a nuclear…
Descriptors: Nuclear Energy, Outreach Programs, Student Attitudes, Facilities
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Allen, Michael – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2011
Questionnaire and interview findings from a survey of three Year 8 (ages 12-13 years) science practical lessons (n = 52) demonstrate how pupils' data collection and inference making were sometimes biased by desires to confirm a personal theory. A variety of behaviours are described where learners knowingly rejected anomalies, manipulated…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Low Income Groups, Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Chu, Hye-Eun; Treagust, David F.; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2009
A large scale study involving 1786 year 7-10 Korean students from three school districts in Seoul was undertaken to evaluate their understanding of basic optics concepts using a two-tier multiple-choice diagnostic instrument consisting of four pairs of items, each of which evaluated the same concept in two different contexts. The instrument, which…
Descriptors: Optics, Diagnostic Tests, Foreign Countries, Multiple Choice Tests
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Calik, Muammer; Ayas, Alipasa; Ebenezer, Jazlin V. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2009
The study aims to demonstrate evidence of (a) students' conceptual change on solution rates; (b) students' sub-microscopic explanations of dissolution; and (c) retention of the concepts of solution rates. The sample consists of 44 Grade 9 students (18 boys and 26 girls) drawn purposively from two different classes (22 each) in the city of Trabzon,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Logical Thinking, Concept Formation, Foreign Countries
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Atasoy, Basri; Akkus, Huseyin; Kadayifci, Hakki – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of a conceptual change approach over traditional instruction on tenth-grade students' conceptual achievement in understanding chemical equilibrium. The study was conducted in two classes of the same teacher with participation of a total of 44 tenth-grade students. In this study, a…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Quasiexperimental Design, Chemistry
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Reid, Norman – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2006
Attitude measurement has had a somewhat chequered history since the possibility of achieving it successfully was demonstrated by Thurstone in 1929. It has been an important area in science education, particularly in the context of falling uptakes in the physical sciences in many countries, and there have been many attempts to measure learner…
Descriptors: Scaling, Physical Sciences, Science Education, Attitude Measures
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Tekkaya, Ceren – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2003
Investigates the effectiveness of combining conceptual change text and concept mapping strategies on students' understanding of diffusion and osmosis. Results indicate that while the average percentage of students in the experimental group holding a scientifically correct view rose, the percentage of correct responses in the control group…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Diffusion (Physics), Grade 9, High Schools
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Liu, Xiufeng; Ebenezer, Jazlin – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2002
Explores the relationship between the descriptive categories and structural characteristics of students' conceptions so that a theoretical framework may be developed to explain and predict students' alternative conceptions in science. The descriptive categories were developed through a process of coding, grouping, and labeling; the structural…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Misconceptions, Science Education, Secondary Education
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Coll, Richard K.; Taylor, Neil – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2001
Examination of senior secondary and tertiary level chemistry students' descriptions of their mental models for chemical bonding revealed prevalent alternative conceptions. Some 20 alternative conceptions were revealed, the most common being belief that continuous ionic or metallic lattices were molecular in nature, and confusion over ionic size…
Descriptors: Chemical Bonding, Chemistry, Concept Formation, Higher Education
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Palmer, David H. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2001
Previous research has shown that students often have multiple conceptions within any particular topic area in science, and these conceptions are usually strongly linked to specific problem situations or contexts. Investigates the nature of any possible relationship between these conceptions. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Chemical Equilibrium, Chemistry, Concept Formation, Force
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Jeffries, Helen; Stanisstreet, Martin; Boyes, Edward – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2001
The ideas of Year I undergraduate biology students about the consequences, causes, and cures of the 'greenhouse effect' was determined using a closed-form questionnaire, and results were compared with a parallel study undertaken nearly 10 years ago. Many of the students in the present survey were unaware of the potential effect of global warming…
Descriptors: Biology, Greenhouse Effect, Higher Education, Misconceptions
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Brosnan, Tiim; Reynolds, Yvonne – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2001
Investigates patterns of students' science thinking across four different science phenomena focusing on changes that come with age and science education. Asks secondary school students whether offered sentences appearing on a computer screen that gave different explanations for four common changes in materials made any sense to them. (Contains 20…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Uses in Education, Concept Formation, Foreign Countries
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Trumper, Ricardo – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2001
Analyzes senior high school students' astronomy conceptions by means of a written questionnaire presented during the beginning of the first semester. (Contains 42 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change
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Pine, Karen; Messer, David; St. John, Kate – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2001
Considers the process of conceptual change and describes empirical studies into children's naive theories of physics concepts. Uses the Representational Redescription model to explain how naive theories are a feature of conceptual change. Provides a starting point for considering how children's naive theories might mediate their ability to learn…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Foreign Countries, Misconceptions, Motion
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