A research on the retention of the experiments done in science and technology course for primary school students


Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CY-ICER), CYPRUS, 8 - 11 February 2012, vol.47, pp.717-721 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 47
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.723
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.717-721
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Learning by doing and experiencing, in other words, learning by doing experiments, is one of the principal methods in science and technology teaching. this is a qualitative study which was conducted to determine to what extent the 5th and 8th grade students benefit from science and technology laboratory practices and which scientitic topics and fields they are mostly related to. for this purpose, 367 5th grade students and 483 8th grade students, 850 in total, randomly selected from 9 schools were asked to write the name of an experiment they did in science and technology lesson and what they learned in this experiment, after evaluating the students' feedbacks, the number of students and the distribution of the most memorable experiments in terms of subjects and fields were investigated.