The Effect of Interactive Computer Animations Accompanied with Experiments on Grade 6th Studentsâ?? Achievements and Attitudes toward Science

Ercan Akpinar, Omer Ergin


The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of instruction including interactive computer animations accompanied with experiments over traditionally designed Instruction in 6th grade studentsâ?? physics achievement and attitudes toward science. In this study, a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design was used. As a data collection instruments, physics achievement test and attitude scale toward science were administered to experimental and control group. In the experimental group, the materials were used while doing the experiments and then they did the same experiments interactively on the computer. In the control group, the experiments was done only by materials and the students did not use the computer during the experiments. The findings indicated that there was no significant difference between groups with respect to achievement before the treatment and there was a significant difference between the groups in favor of experimental groups after the treatment. The means of attitude towards science showed no significant difference between the groups before and after treatment.
Index Termsâ?? attitude toward science, interactive animation, science achievement, science experiment

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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