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Angeloudi, Anastasia; Papageorgiou, George; Markos, Angelos – Science Education International, 2018
The study explored the possibilities to improve students' argumentation ability concerning factors that affect dissolving, through the implementation of two versions of a teaching scheme, with and without particle theory. The participants (age range 10-11, n = 27) belonged to two fifth-grade classes of a primary school in Northern Greece. Data…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Gray, P.; Elser, C. F.; Klein, J. L.; Rule, A. C. – Science Education International, 2016
This descriptive case study examined student attitudes, writing skills and content knowledge of urban fourth and fifth graders (6 males, 9 female) during a six-week literacy, thinking skill, and art-integrated environmental science unit. Pre- and post-test questions were used to address knowledge of environmental problems and student environmental…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Writing Skills, Knowledge Level, Urban Schools
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Cetin, Pinar Seda; Metin, Duygu; Capkinoglu, Esra; Leblebicioglu, Gulsen – Science Education International, 2016
Providing students with inquiry-oriented learning environments is a major concern in science education. Argumentation discourse can enhance the effectiveness of inquiry-oriented learning environments. This study seeks the trace of argumentation in Turkish Elementary and Secondary Science Curriculum developed by the Turkish Ministry of Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Persuasive Discourse, Elementary School Science
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Pimthong, P. – Science Education International, 2015
The purpose of this research was to study primary science students' conceptual development as it related to their understanding of materials and their properties: in particular, to determine how and why some students changed their concepts while others did not. The participants were thirty-two Grade 5 (10-11 year old) students. An instructional…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Primary Education, Grade 5, Science Education
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Uzun, Salih; Alev, Nedim; Karal, Isik Saliha – Science Education International, 2013
The aim of this study is to reveal the students' and pre-service teachers' understanding of light, sight and related concepts at different educational levels, from primary to higher education. A cross-sectional approach was used since the participants were of different age and educational level. The sample of this study consisted of 30 eighth…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Preservice Teachers, Comprehension, Elementary School Science
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Rukavina, Sanja; Zuvic-Butorac, Marta; Ledic, Jasminka; Milotic, Branka; Jurdana-Sepic, Rajka – Science Education International, 2012
This paper presents results of a survey among school children aged 10 to 14 years, who participated in science or mathematics workshops. It particularly relates to their interest and motivation determined immediately after the workshop had finished. A total of 70 workshops were held in elementary schools of Rijeka, Croatia, involving the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Active Learning, Workshops
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Koksal, Mustafa Serdar; Cakiroglu, Jale – Science Education International, 2010
The nature of science aspects (NOS) are the most emphasized theme in many curriculum and reform attempts. Teachers as a curriculum implementer in the classroom play important role for policy, arrangements and classroom experiences on NOS understandings of students. Researchers generally assessed the teachers' NOS conceptions using open-ended…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Scientific Principles, Science Teachers, Science Education
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Reppa, Glykeria P. – Science Education International, 2007
Enjoyment and mood affection are considered to be main targets of intervention to promote physical activity (PA). Health education based on PA is seeking to explore the factors that affect children to foster and retain healthy habits. This study recognizes that the teaching methodology is crucial and attempts to investigate the effect two…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Psychological Patterns, Affective Behavior, Motivation