Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Exploring the Effect of MBL Temperature Sensor and Group Cooperative Learning on the Science Practical Ability of Fifth Grade Students in the Heat-to-Matter Effect Unit
Shih-Jung Huang

In 2014, the Ministry of Education of Taiwan released their Curriculum Guidelines for Year 12 Basic Education. The goal of the Guidelines is to cultivate the students' scientific literacy. The content design of the effect of heat on matter in the fifth grade comes from the activities in daily life. Due to the advancement of science and technology, the Microcomputer-based Laboratory (MBL) can assist students in studying science, so that the students can improve their practical ability. In addition, the Guidelines also emphasize teamwork, thereby enabling the students to develop better scientific literacy through interactive learning. This research design uses the MBL temperature sensor to integrate into the unit teaching, and conducts group cooperative learning, which is expected to promote them to learn science more efficiently. Through the evaluation results, it is found that the practical experience of integrating MBL temperature sensor into teaching can enable the students to have a better practical ability in their experimental prediction performance and their experimental planning performance.

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