An inquiry-based modeling approach to developing graphing skills in seventh grade biology. (c2010)

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dc.contributor.author Bou Hamdan, Diana
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-09T13:14:08Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-09T13:14:08Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2010-11-09
dc.date.submitted 6/2/2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/137
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 50-52). en_US
dc.description.abstract Modeling is a major aspect of science, and graphing is an abstract form of modeling that is widely used in education. One of the teaching approaches that can be implemented in a science classroom to improve students' graphing skills is the Inquiry-Based Modeling Approach (IBMA). The purpose of the project was to redesign a biology unit adopting IBMA and aiming to improve grade 1 students' graphing skills. The unit was redesigned based on Lehrer's data display construct. This project was executed in the Lebanese context where there is inadequate emphasis on developing graphing skills. In such a context where memorizing the content is the major emphasis, students face many problems with graph construction and interpretation. A pilot study was conducted on three grade 1 students to examine the feasibility of the redesigned unit. The students were pre-tested and post-tested and the results were compared. Comparing the tests' results showed that grade 1 students' graphing skills improved and that they were able to appreciate the value of graphs more after the unit implementation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Biology -- Graphic methods en_US
dc.subject Biology -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Modeling en_US
dc.subject Graphing en_US
dc.subject Inquiry en_US
dc.subject Data display en_US
dc.title An inquiry-based modeling approach to developing graphing skills in seventh grade biology. (c2010) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer I en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200801064 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Iman Osta El-Zein
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 CD-ROM + 1 bound copy:v., 63 leaves,ill.,31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Tamer Amin
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2010.13 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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