The Investigation of The Effect of Visiting Science Center on Scientific Process Skills

Cigrik E., Ozkan M.

7th World Conference on Educational Sciences, Athens, Greece, 5 - 07 February 2015, vol.197, pp.1312-1316 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 197
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.07.405
  • City: Athens
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.1312-1316
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Science centers are a learning environment which aims to increase positive attitudes towards science by hands on experiments. The mission of this environment is to develop basic skills for science and keep the interest alive. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of visiting Bursa Science and Technology Center on 6. grade students' scientific process skills. As a consequence of the research the regularly visiting of the science center is effective on students' scientific process skills. In this perspective, science centers have an important role for making practice and development scientific skills in Science Education. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.