Award Date

5-2011

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Curriculum & Instruction

First Committee Member

Hasan Deniz, Chair

Second Committee Member

Kent Crippen

Third Committee Member

Janelle Bailey

Graduate Faculty Representative

Scott Joe

Number of Pages

84

Abstract

This study examined to what extent inquiry-based instruction supported with real-time graphing technology improves fourth grader's ability to interpret graphs as representations of physical science concepts such as motion and temperature. This study also examined whether there is any difference between inquiry-based instruction supported with real-time graphing software and inquiry-based instruction supported with traditional laboratory equipment in terms of improving fourth graders' ability to interpret motion and temperature graphs. Results of this study showed that there is a significant advantage in using real-time graphing technology to support fourth graders' ability to read and interpret graphs.

Keywords

Charts; diagrams; etc. – Study and teaching (Elementary); Fourth grade (Education); Science – Study and teaching (Elementary)

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Instructional Media Design | Science and Mathematics Education

Language

English


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