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Is my Frog Faster? A Race at Home

Yıl 2021, Cilt 4, Sayı 2, 195 - 204, 31.12.2021
https://doi.org/10.52134/ueader.959492

Öz

This article introduces a play-based activity that aims to assist pupils to primarily appreciate the concept of speed. An integrative STEM education approach was adopted in determining the objectives of the study. The activity particularly aimed to improve skills in using tools and materials strategically, collecting data, reasoning abstractly and quantitatively, and describing the logical connection between distance and time. An authentic learning environment was created. Two pupils with the assistance of their parents built, colored, and participated in a jumping frog contest. During the contest, they measured distances and time intervals, created a data table, and discussed and calculated the speeds of various frogs. In every action, the pupils were asked to focus on particular aspects of the activity setting. They initially focused on how to fold a paper frog, which was the first contextualizing action where they have seen the connection between scratch paper, folding, and a jumping frog. Next, they were asked to focus on race where they realized the connection between measuring distance, taking time, and creating a data table. In the last contextualizing action, in the process of determining the champion, they recognized the relationship between distance, time, and speed.

Kaynakça

  • Hewitt, P. G., Suchocki, J., & Hewitt, L. A. (1999). Conceptual physical science (2nd Edition). New York, NY: Addison Wesley Longman.
  • Saglam, Y. (2015). Contextualizing action for the abstraction of scientific knowledge. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 11(6), 1621-1632. doi:10.12973/eurasia.2015.1426a
  • Sanders, M. (2009). STEM, STEM education, STEM mania. The Technology Teacher, 68(4), 20-26.
  • Rogoff, B. (1990). Apprenticeship in thinking: Cognitive development in social context. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • van Oers, B. (2001). Contextualisation for abstraction. Cognitive Science Quarterly, 1, 279-305.
  • Vygotsky, L. S. (1978). Mind in society: The development of higher psychological processes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Vygotsky, L. S. (1983). The history of higher mental functions. In Collected Works. V. 3. Moscow: Pedagogika (in Russian, written in 1931).
  • Vygotsky, L. S., & Luria, A. R. (1993). Studies on the history of behavior: Ape, primitive and child. Hilsdale, N. J.: Erlbaum.
  • Vygotsky, L. S. (2016). Play and its role in the mental development of the child. International Research in Early Childhood Education, 7(2), 3-25.
  • Wertsch, J. V. (1991). Voices of the mind: A sociocultural approach to mediated action. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

Is my Frog Faster? A Race at Home

Yıl 2021, Cilt 4, Sayı 2, 195 - 204, 31.12.2021
https://doi.org/10.52134/ueader.959492

Öz

This article introduces a play-based activity that aims to assist pupils to primarily appreciate the concept of speed. An integrative STEM education approach was adopted in determining the objectives of the study. The activity particularly aimed to improve skills in using tools and materials strategically, collecting data, reasoning abstractly and quantitatively, and describing the logical connection between distance and time. An authentic learning environment was created. Two pupils with the assistance of their parents built, colored, and participated in a jumping frog contest. During the contest, they measured distances and time intervals, created a data table, and discussed and calculated the speeds of various frogs. In every action, the pupils were asked to focus on particular aspects of the activity setting. They initially focused on how to fold a paper frog, which was the first contextualizing action where they have seen the connection between scratch paper, folding, and a jumping frog. Next, they were asked to focus on race where they realized the connection between measuring distance, taking time, and creating a data table. In the last contextualizing action, in the process of determining the champion, they recognized the relationship between distance, time, and speed.

Kaynakça

  • Hewitt, P. G., Suchocki, J., & Hewitt, L. A. (1999). Conceptual physical science (2nd Edition). New York, NY: Addison Wesley Longman.
  • Saglam, Y. (2015). Contextualizing action for the abstraction of scientific knowledge. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 11(6), 1621-1632. doi:10.12973/eurasia.2015.1426a
  • Sanders, M. (2009). STEM, STEM education, STEM mania. The Technology Teacher, 68(4), 20-26.
  • Rogoff, B. (1990). Apprenticeship in thinking: Cognitive development in social context. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • van Oers, B. (2001). Contextualisation for abstraction. Cognitive Science Quarterly, 1, 279-305.
  • Vygotsky, L. S. (1978). Mind in society: The development of higher psychological processes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Vygotsky, L. S. (1983). The history of higher mental functions. In Collected Works. V. 3. Moscow: Pedagogika (in Russian, written in 1931).
  • Vygotsky, L. S., & Luria, A. R. (1993). Studies on the history of behavior: Ape, primitive and child. Hilsdale, N. J.: Erlbaum.
  • Vygotsky, L. S. (2016). Play and its role in the mental development of the child. International Research in Early Childhood Education, 7(2), 3-25.
  • Wertsch, J. V. (1991). Voices of the mind: A sociocultural approach to mediated action. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

Ayrıntılar

Birincil Dil İngilizce
Konular Eğitim, Bilimsel Disiplinler
Bölüm Makaleler
Yazarlar

Yılmaz SAGLAM (Sorumlu Yazar)
KILIS 7 ARALIK UNIVERSITY
0000-0002-5076-8339
Türkiye


Ali Derya ATİK
KILIS 7 ARALIK UNIVERSITY
0000-0002-5841-6004
Türkiye

Destekleyen Kurum Bulunmamaktadır
Proje Numarası Bulunmamaktadır
Teşekkür Bulunmamaktadır
Erken Görünüm Tarihi 31 Aralık 2021
Yayımlanma Tarihi 31 Aralık 2021
Başvuru Tarihi 29 Haziran 2021
Kabul Tarihi 1 Kasım 2021
Yayınlandığı Sayı Yıl 2021, Cilt 4, Sayı 2

Kaynak Göster

APA Saglam, Y. & Atik, A. D. (2021). Is my Frog Faster? A Race at Home . International Journal of Scholars in Education , 4 (2) , 195-204 . DOI: 10.52134/ueader.959492