Learning activities that combine science magic activities with the 5E instructional model to influence secondary-school students' attitudes to science

Jang Long Lin, Meng Fei Cheng, Ying Chi Chang, Hsiao Wen Li, Jih Yuan Chang, Deng Min Lin

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate how learning materials based on Science Magic activities affect student attitudes to science. A quasi-experimental design was conducted to explore the combination of Science Magic with the 5E Instructional Model to develop learning materials for teaching a science unit about friction. The participants were recruited from among the students of a middle school in central Taiwan. Based on our results, we conclude that our combined teaching method involving Science Magic activities and the 5E Instructional Model is effective for developing learning materials for teaching, and that this method improves students' attitudes toward science.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-426
Number of pages12
JournalEurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Applied Mathematics

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