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Taskin, Tugba; Yavas, Pervin Ünlü – Research in Science Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to investigate knowledge of high school students related to conductors at electrostatic equilibrium and electric field lines. The descriptive model was preferred in line with the purpose of the study. The sample of the study consisted of 35 11th grade students, 18 females and 16 males, who were enrolled in a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Knowledge Level, Scientific Concepts, Energy
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Yaseen, Zeynep; Aubusson, Peter – Research in Science Education, 2020
This article describes an investigation into teaching and learning with student-generated animations combined with a representational pedagogy. In particular, it reports on interactive discussions that were stimulated by the students' own animations as well as their critiques of experts' animations. Animations representing views of states of…
Descriptors: Animation, High School Students, Grade 11, Secondary School Science
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Abraham, Jessy; Barker, Katrina – Research in Science Education, 2020
It has been argued that the establishment of single-sex classes for females can increase their motivation and participation in physics. This paper reports on findings from a multi-occasional study among 90 female year 11 physics students across single-sex and co-educational high schools in Australia. The aim of this study was to identify the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Instruction, Single Sex Classes
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Lee, Silvia Wen-Yu; Chang, Hsin-Yi; Wu, Hsin-Kai – Research in Science Education, 2017
The aim of this study was to examine the potential impact of the representational characteristics of models and students' educational levels on students' views of scientific models and modeling (VSMM). An online multimedia questionnaire was designed to address three major aspects of VSMM, namely the "nature of models," the "nature…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 11, High School Students, Teaching Models
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Vachliotis, Theodoros; Salta, Katerina; Tzougraki, Chryssa – Research in Science Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was dual: First, to develop and validate assessment schemes for assessing 11th grade students' meaningful understanding of organic chemistry concepts, as well as their systems thinking skills in the domain. Second, to explore the relationship between the two constructs of interest based on students' performance…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Organic Chemistry, Grade 11, High School Students
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Adadan, Emine – Research in Science Education, 2013
This study explored two groups of Grade 11 (age 16-17) students' conceptual understandings about aspects of particle theory before, immediately after, and 3 months after instruction with multiple representations (IMR) and instruction with verbal representations (IVR). Data sources included open-ended questionnaires, interviews, and student…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Grade 11, Physics, Secondary School Science
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Schalk, Herman H.; van der Schee, Joop A.; Boersma, Kerst Th. – Research in Science Education, 2013
Ensuring the quality of investigations requires the understanding of procedures by which empirical evidence is obtained. This can be interpreted as becoming aware of and using criteria for evidence in one's mental structure. The question is whether this process can be observed in practice. In two schools for pre-university education where 11th…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Biology, Science Education
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Salta, Katerina; Tzougraki, Chryssa – Research in Science Education, 2011
The students' performance in various types of problems dealing with the conservation of matter during chemical reactions has been investigated at different levels of schooling. The participants were 499 ninth grade (ages 14, 15 years) and 624 eleventh grade (ages 16, 17 years) Greek students. Data was collected using a written questionnaire…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Chemistry, Problem Solving, Correlation
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De Bock, Dirk; Van Dooren, Wim; Verschaffel, Lieven – Research in Science Education, 2011
In mathematics education, a vast amount of research has shown that students of different ages have a strong tendency to apply linear or proportional models anywhere, even in situations where they are not applicable. For example, in geometry it is known that many students believe that if the sides of a figure are doubled, the area is doubled too.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Physics, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Holstermann, Nina; Grube, Dietmar; Bogeholz, Susanne – Research in Science Education, 2010
This study investigates the influence of hands-on activities on students' interest. We researched whether students with experience in specific hands-on activities show higher interest in these activities than students without experience. Furthermore, the relationship between the quality of the hands-on experience and interest in the respective…
Descriptors: Hands on Science, Questionnaires, Grade 11, Student Interests
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Mutonyi, Harriet; Nashon, Samson; Nielsen, Wendy S. – Research in Science Education, 2010
In Uganda, curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS has largely depended on public and private media messages about the disease. Media campaigns based on Uganda's cultural norms of communication are metaphorical, analogical and simile-like. The topic of HIV/AIDS has been introduced into the Senior Three (Grade 11) biology curriculum in Uganda. To what…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Student Attitudes, Communicable Diseases, Prior Learning
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Hsu, Pei-Ling; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Research in Science Education, 2009
Most academic science educators encourage teachers to provide their students with access to more authentic science activities. What can and do teachers say to increase students' interests in participating in opportunities to do real science? What are the discursive "resources" they draw on to introduce authentic science to students? The purpose of…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Student Interests, Discourse Analysis, Biology
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Nieswandt, Martina; Shanahan, Marie-Claire – Research in Science Education, 2008
This case study examines the motivational structure of a group of male students (n = 10) in a grade 11 General Science class at an independent single-sex school. We approach the concept of motivation through the integration of three different theoretical approaches: sociocultural theory, future time perspective and achievement goal theory. This…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Student Motivation, Time Perspective, Scientific Literacy
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Maor, Dorit; Fraser, Barry J. – Research in Science Education, 2005
The purpose of this article is to describe the development, validation and use of the "Constructivist Multimedia Learning Environment Survey" (CMLES). This questionnaire assesses teachers' and students' perceptions of the learning environment when students use online multimedia programs while teachers use constructivism as a referent for…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Test Reliability