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Tsaparlis, Georgios; Hartzavalos, Sotirios; Vlacha, Vasiliki; Malamou, Constantina; Neila, Ioanna; Pantoula, Christina – Science Education International, 2020
We report on our experience with the implementation of project-based teamwork on nuclear energy with 14 ninth-grade students from a lower secondary model school and its assessment using two written questionnaires, which were answered by the students after the completion of the project. The first questionnaire elicited students' opinions about the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Active Learning, Science Instruction
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Çavas, Bülent; Güney, L. Özge; Karagöz, Emre; Çavas, Pinar – Science Education International, 2020
Lego has been a popular toy since 1932. "LEGO" is an abbreviation of two Danish words "leg godt" which means "play well." In today's LEGO-based learning and teaching environments, it has been revealed in studies that students working to solve problems presented to them were often unaware of how much time has passed.…
Descriptors: Toys, Robotics, Student Attitudes, Scientists
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Pejaner, Karizza Jane B.; Mistades, Voltaire M. – Science Education International, 2020
The knowledge and practice of science are rooted in culture. One specific theory that reflects this idea is that of culturally relevant science teaching. The challenge in the Philippines, being a multicultural nation, is that each indigenous community would have its own set of culture and beliefs. Indigenous peoples suffer from the failure of the…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Science Instruction, Physics, Foreign Countries
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Samba, Regina Marita Onabid; Achor, Emmanuel Edoja; Bash, Asabe Edward; Iortim, Stella O. – Science Education International, 2020
The study investigated the effects of graphic organizer (GO) and experiential learning (EL) with feedback on the mean achievement and students' critical thinking in Jos North Local Government Area of the Plateau State of Nigeria. A pre-test post-test quasi-experimental design was used. A sample of 75 students was drawn from the population of 1950…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Critical Thinking
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Jia, Chaochao; Yang, Tao; Qian, Yu; Wu, Xinye – Science Education International, 2020
In this study, we explored the gender differences in science achievement, interest, creativity, and so on, using a national representative sample from the National Assessment of Education Quality (NAEQ). NAEQ assessed the Grade-4 (n = 112,314) and Grade-8 (n = 74,808) students' scientific literacy of Mainland China in 2017. The findings indicated…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Science Achievement, Student Interests, Habit Formation
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Sanchez, Joje Mar P.; Ponce, Michael A. – Science Education International, 2020
The study aimed to determine the extent of associations of physics, mathematics, and between physics and mathematics based on the results of the 2007, 2011, and 2015 Trends in Mathematics and Science Survey achievement tests. Utilizing educational data mining and correlational data analysis (significance set at [alpha] = 0.05), this study's…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Yerdelen, Sündüs; Sungur, Semra – Science Education International, 2020
This study aimed to determine the extent of pre-service science teachers' (PTS) process and materialistic understanding of sound concept and the role of their task value beliefs in their scientific conception of sound. With this aim, the Sound Concept Inventory Instrument (SCII) was translated and adapted to Turkish. The SCII was administered to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Baybars, Meryem Gorecek – Science Education International, 2020
The purpose of the current study was to determine secondary school students' images of a scientist with regard to gender as the variable. The study was carried out with the participation of 240 secondary school students in a city located in the western part of Turkey in the fall term of the 2017-2018 school year. The data were collected with…
Descriptors: Scientists, Stereotypes, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries
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Damjana, Lampe; Kozina, Francka Lovšin – Science Education International, 2020
In a consumer society, educating children for a healthy lifestyle is challenging for the teacher. Daily, children are exposed to large amounts of information (including misinformation) and the field of healthy eating is no exception. The teacher must, therefore, develop good teaching strategies that include informative/innovative teaching tools.…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Nutrition, Merchandise Information, Foreign Countries
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Koray, Özlem; Çetinkiliç, Sercan – Science Education International, 2020
This study aimed to investigate the effect of critical reading (CR) practices in science courses on academic achievement, science performance level, and problem-solving skills. The experimental method and factorial design were used. The study was conducted with 102 seventh-grade students from a public school in Turkey during the 2014-2015 academic…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, Science Materials, Content Area Reading
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Subasi, Münevver – Science Education International, 2020
This study aimed to investigate the relationships among mastery goal orientations (approach and avoidance), adaptive coping strategy (positive coping), and motivational beliefs (self-efficacy and task value) among middle school students in science. The study group consists of 249 students studying at four middle schools in one of the largest…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Goal Orientation, Coping, Positive Attitudes
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Quansah, Rebecca Esi; Sakyi-Hagan, Nelly Adjoa; Essiam, Charles – Science Education International, 2019
The study investigated challenges affecting the teaching and learning of Integrated Science in rural Junior High Schools (JHSs) in the Effutu Municipality in the central region of Ghana. A qualitative approach was employed. Purposive sampling was employed to select six rural JHSs from the municipality. A closed-structured interview was used to…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Science Instruction, Junior High School Students, Instructional Materials
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Brown, Patrick L.; Concannon, James P. – Science Education International, 2019
This study investigated 8th-grade science students (13-14 years old) in advanced and traditional ability classrooms perceptions of their vocabulary knowledge, learning, and content achievement. This research acknowledges the critical role that developing vocabulary knowledge from reading plays in gaining a deeper content understanding as well as…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Scientific Literacy, Vocabulary Development, Correlation
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Semilarski, Helen; Soobard, Regina; Rannikmäe, Miia – Science Education International, 2019
Developing student self-efficacy and conceptualizing the importance of core ideas are seen as important learning areas in science education. Such core ideas can be elucidated with respect to the science discipline as well as interdisciplinary learning. Schools can be expected to promote high levels of students' self-efficacy in acquiring major…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Education, Daily Living Skills, Job Skills
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Hafizoglu, Aslihan; Yerdelen, Sundus – Science Education International, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the mediating role of 7th grade students' motivation toward learning science in the relationship between their science learning environment perceptions and science achievement. The correlational research design was utilized in this study and data were collected from 922 7th grade students using…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Student Motivation, Science Instruction, Science Achievement
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