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Gülen, Salih – Science Education International, 2020
The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge of fifth-grade students about the sun, earth, and moon and to examine the fact that this information can be reflected with different measurement tools. A mixed method was used in the research. Quantitative data were collected using a 3-point Likert-type questionnaire and a true-false test; and…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Knowledge Level, Testing, Objective Tests
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Cohen, Hagit; Zion, Michal – Science Education International, 2020
This study examined the contribution of metacognitive guidance to the development of drinking-related nutritional literacy(DNL). Metacognitive awareness promotes meaningful learning. Active involvement of students in metacognitive activities develops deep conceptual understanding. Childhood food and beverage consumption affects growth and can be a…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Nutrition Instruction, Foods Instruction, Water
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Kaygisiz, Gülfem Muslu; Uygun, Nese; Uçar, F. Melike – Science Education International, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the level of pre-service primary school teachers' self-efficacy beliefs in science teaching and their level of determining taxonomy, strategy, and teaching methods-techniques for the curriculum's objectives in primary science education. A total of 101 pre-service teachers who were…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, 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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Mensan, Tracy; Osman, Kamisah; Majid, Nazatul Aini Abdul – Science Education International, 2020
Computational thinking (CT) is increasingly acknowledged as an essential skill to solve problems interdisciplinary. This paper describes the development and validation of the unplugged activity of CT in science (ACTS) module, which is specifically designed to integrate CT. The present study was conducted in five phases: Phase I was composed of…
Descriptors: Learning Modules, Elementary School Science, Scientific Concepts, Content Validity
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Sexton, Steven S. – Science Education International, 2020
In 2017, a change to the national curriculum of New Zealand required primary teachers to implement a new component into the Technology area of The New Zealand Curriculum. This was to be fully implemented by the start of the 2020 school year. However, unless this was a personal area of ability, no primary teacher in New Zealand has been trained or…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, National Curriculum, Elementary School Teachers, Technology Education
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Ong, Eng Tek; Luo, Xingkai; Yuan, Jing; Yingprayoon, Janchai – Science Education International, 2020
This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of a professional development program on the use of a STEM-based 5E Inquiry Learning Model in enhancing the learning of STEM-based Inquiry Learning Model among 78 in- and pre-service science teachers. The topic electric circuit was used as the context of the study. Given the aim and the exploratory…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, STEM Education, Active Learning
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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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Altan, Esra Bozkurt; Üçüncüoglu, Irem; Öztürk, Nurhan – Science Education International, 2019
This research aimed at preparing an out-of-school Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education program for secondary school students and investigating the effects of the program on students' interest in STEM fields. As part of this investigation, this study sought the students' awareness of a career in these fields as well as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education
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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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Hamalosmanoglu, Mustafa; Varinlioglu, Serdar – Science Education International, 2019
The purpose of the study was to reveal the effects of scientific argumentation-oriented teaching activities on the environmental attitudes and knowledge of seventh-grade Turkish students within the human and environment unit compared to the activities suggested by the ministry of education science and technology curriculum. This study employed a…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 7, Student Attitudes
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Uygur, Mutlu – Science Education International, 2019
In this research, the effects of using digitally supported concept maps on the academic success of students in science classes in primary education and their opinions toward the advantages of digitally supported concept maps were examined. The research was conducted with seventh-grade students in a state school in Turkey. This research used a…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Elementary School Science, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Students
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