Development of Prediction, Observation and Explanation Activities Providing 8th Grade Students to Associate Chemistry Concepts with Daily Life*

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Yıldırım N., Maşeroğlu P.

Erzincan Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.23, no.1, pp.32-56, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


In this study, it is aimed to help 8th-grade students to associate chemistry concepts with daily life and to develop an effective based on prediction-observation-explanation to increase their interest in the course. Case study method was used in this study. The sample of the research is composed of 19 8th class students studying in a state school from Rize province. The Associating Chemistry Knowledge with Daily Life Scale (ACKD) and Semi-Structured Interview and Reflective Diaries were used as data collection tools in the research. The quantitative data was analyzed with SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences 22.0), the qualitative data was analyzed with descriptive, and content analyzes. As a result of the study it has been determined that, the developed activities have positive effects on the students' association of the chemistry concepts with daily life and science lesson.