Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(3), pp. 668 - 674
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070305
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Investigation of the Knowledge and Views of Seventh Graders on the Relationship between Space Research and Technological Developments


Salih Gülen *
Child Development, Malazgirt Vocational School, Muş Alparslan University, Mus, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The main purpose of this study is to examine the views of seventh grade students on the relationship between space research and technological developments. The mixed method was used in the research. The true-false test was used to collect quantitative data. Qualitative data were collected through a fully structured interview form. Homogeneous samples were used in the study involving 134 participants. The research was conducted with 7th grade students in a public school in the Eastern Anatolia Region during the 2018-2019 academic years. Data were analyzed with the help of Microsoft Excel programs. Descriptive and content analysis and a technique such as frequency and percentage were used. With the interpretation of the findings, it was found that seventh grade students had very good knowledge about space research and technological developments. Students argue that space research has an impact on technological developments; technological research also has an impact on space exploration. Suggestions are presented in line with the results obtained.

KEYWORDS
Space Research, Technological Developments, Seventh Grade, Knowledge, Views

Cite this paper
Salih Gülen . "Investigation of the Knowledge and Views of Seventh Graders on the Relationship between Space Research and Technological Developments." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.3 (2019) 668 - 674. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070305.