A Natural Selection Activity to Mobilize Scientific Creativity: Clippy Island
Keywords:scientific creativity, cell division and heredity unit, natural selection
Scientific creativity contains new concepts and linkage between them and products that emerge at the
end of these processes by considering scientific knowledge and skills peculiar to scientific creativity.
Scientific creativity is necessary to do inventions to meet the needs of humans and to solve problems
encountered. Scientific creativity is an ability that can be improved and is important for solving
complex problems. There is a need for activities which can be performed in classroom environment to
improve students’ scientific creativities. Purpose of this study is to present an application, designed
based on 5E model of constructivism, to activate scientific creativities of 8th grade students related to
Natural Selection sub-topic in Cell Division and Heredity unit and Adaptation and Evolution topic.
Student and teacher opinions were collected after implementation of the activity. Data analysis
revealed that activities like this one can improve students’ scientific creativity and can promote