مجلة العلوم الإنسانية والإجتماعية
Volume 2, Numéro 1, Pages 219-250

The Effect Of Activating Laboratory Experiments While Teaching Science To The Ninth-grade Students On Correcting Misconceptions And Building Conceptual Maps In Palestinian Basic Schools Affiliated To Unrwa

Authors : Ali Lutfe Qashmar Dr. . Thikryat Muslim Abdullah Al- Turshan A . Hayat Abdel-hafez Obeid Al-ahmad A .

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the impact of laboratory experiments in science on correcting misconceptions and constructing conceptual maps for the ninth-grade students in the Palestinian basic schools of UNRWA. The sample of the study consisted of (80) female students who were chosen in a deliberate way. The ninth grade during the second semester of the academic year (2018/2019), at the Banat al-Arrub Basic School of UNRWA, was chosen intentionally, where the ninth grade students were divided Primary to two groups (An experimental group, a control group), an experimental group studied using laboratory experiments in science, and a control group studied in the direct teaching. The study used two tests (pre-test and post-test), each of the tests consists of (40) multiple-choice type of four alternatives, the results of the analysis of the variance monocular analysis (ANCOVA) showed a statistically significant difference between the average scores of the two groups of study (experimental and control) on The conceptual mapping test is attributed to the use of laboratory experiments in science. A statistically significant difference between the mean scores of both study groups (experimental and control) on the misconception test was attributed to the use of laboratory experiments in science. Based on these results, the study recommended that laboratory experiments should be used in teaching science because it helps in correcting misconceptions and constructing conceptual maps for ninth grade students. It also recommended conducting other studies dealing with laboratory experiments in teaching science and applying them at different grade levels.

Keywords

Laboratory Experiments ; Science ; Grade 9 ; Palestinian Basic Schools ; UNRWA