A Science Activity: Why? What for? How?

Zeynep Koyunlu Ünlü

Abstract


The aim of this activity is to improve students' inquiry skills through high cognitive questions and to introduce a new perspective on science courses. This activity was carried out in the first and second semester of 2016-2017 academic year. Volunteer students attending the science course in a Science and Art Center participated in the activity. Why? What for? How? Activity was organized as a competition. A question was put on the pin board each week about science. The students wrote their answers and their names on a piece of paper and then put it in a box attached to the pin board in a week. Students’ responses were evaluated according to an evaluation scale, and the student with the highest score won the competition. It was observed that mainly girls participated in the activity and that the participants preferred the internet as the research tool.


Keywords


science education, questioning, inquiry skills, science activity

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