Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(7), pp. 1595 - 1600
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040712
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Interacting Science through Web Quests


Ahmet Unal 1,*, Melek Altıparmak Karakuş 2
1 Faculty of Education, Kastamonu University, Turkey
2 Faculty of Education, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of WebQuests on elementary students' science achievement, attitude towards science and attitude towards web supported education in teaching 7th grade subjects (Ecosystems, Solar System). With regard to this research, "Science Achievement Test", "Attitude towards Science Scale" and "Attitude towards Web Supported Education Scale" have been applied to seventh grade elementary science students as pre-test and post-test. Moreover, while the experimental group was using WebQuest activities during the lesson, the control group students used concurrent Science and Technology curriculum based activities. The findings of the research have examined and analyzed through the SPSS program. The outputs showed that there emerged a meaningful difference between the control and experimental group favoring the experimental group for science achievement and attitude towards web supported education whereas no meaningful difference between control and experimental group for attitude towards science has been found.

KEYWORDS
Attitude towards Science, Attitude towards Web Supported Education, Science Achievement WebQuest

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Ahmet Unal , Melek Altıparmak Karakuş , "Interacting Science through Web Quests," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 4, No. 7, pp. 1595 - 1600, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040712.

(b). APA Format:
Ahmet Unal , Melek Altıparmak Karakuş (2016). Interacting Science through Web Quests. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 4(7), 1595 - 1600. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040712.