ANALYZING SCIENCE ACTIVITIES IN FORCE AND MOTION CONCEPTS: A DESIGN OF AN IMMERSION UNIT Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • 2013, National Science Council, Taiwan. In this paper, we analyze the science activities offered at 7th grade in the Turkish science and technology curriculum along with addressing the curriculums original intent. We refer to several science education researchers ideas, including Chinn & Malhotras (Science Education, 86:175218, 2002) theoretical framework and Edelsons (1998) conceptualization of authentic science practices in our analyses. Our primary goal is to critique the science and technology curriculum and then offer alternative insights into learning science and doing science about force and motion concepts at 7th grade from epistemological and sociological perspectives. We introduce an Immersion Unit for teaching and learning the concepts of force and motion and discuss the elements of this immersion approach. Finally, we provide recommendations for designing and implementing similar immersion units for the science activities that are in practice.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Ayar, M. C., Aydeniz, M., & Yalvac, B.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Ayar, Mehmet C||Aydeniz, Mehmet||Yalvac, Bugrahan

publication date

  • February 2015