Science education with the method of learning-by-doing


Sevli M. A. , ESENCAN TÜRKASLAN B., YİĞİTARSLAN S.

2nd Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CY-ICER), CYPRUS, 14 - 16 February 2013, vol.89, pp.830-834 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 89
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.08.940
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.830-834

Abstract

The aims of the study were to visualise basic scientific knowledge, to support its relation of daily life with interactive applications, and to trigger the participants' curiosity: feeling, research and get to know request with the method of learning-by-doing. Totally a hundred target students of elementary school made selected activities, experiments and observations with project team containing ten people. Children were assessed with the pre- and final-evaluation forms. In those activities, children created some artistic objects like a simple parachute, a circuit, and drawings. The results showed that scientific knowledge can turn to be easily understandable manner with the usage of artistic activities since 85% success was achieved (as average) in understanding of the basic principles included. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.