LET’S FORM A REFLEX ARC MODEL: A STEM ACTIVITY

The purpose of this study is to introduce an activity which has been designed in accordance with Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education within the scope of 5E learning model and to present the implementation steps of it. The activity plan is on the topics of Nerves, Hormones and Homeostasis in Human Physiology Unit in 11th grade biology curriculum. The activity was implemented with the participation of 49 students at a public high school. For the implementation of the activity, the students were divided into groups of five and they tried to complete the activity in four class hours. The participant students stated that they both learned and enjoyed learning while they were creating their model. Moreover, the teachers who implemented the activity stated that the equipment used in the activity is easy to access, which creates an advantage for the activity to be done in class.

REFLEKS YAYI MODELİ OLUŞTURALIM: BİR STEM ETKİNLİĞİ

Bu çalışmanın amacı STEM eğitimine uygun olarak tasarlanan bir etkinliğin 5E öğrenme modeli kapsamında tanıtılması ve uygulama basamaklarının sunulmasıdır. Etkinlik planı, 11. Sınıf Biyoloji Dersi Öğretim Programında bulunan İnsan Fizyolojisi ünitesindeki Sinirler, Hormonlar ve Homeostazi konusu ile ilgilidir. Etkinliğin özellikle, omuriliğin görevleri ile refleks yayının çalışma mekanizmalarının öğrenilmesi noktasında faydalı olacağı düşünülmüştür. Etkinlik, bir devlet lisesinde öğrenim gören 49 öğrencinin katılımıyla gerçekleştirilmiştir. Etkinliğin uygulanmasında öğrenciler beşer kişilik gruplar oluşturmuş ve dört ders saati boyunca etkinliği tamamlamaya çalışmışlardır. Etkinliği uygulayan öğrenciler ürün oluştururken hem öğrendiklerini hem de öğrenirken zevk aldıklarını ifade etmişlerdir. Ayrıca, uygulamayı yaptıran öğetmenler etkinlikte kullanılan malzemelerin kolay ulaşılabilir özellikte olmasının da etkinliğin yapılabilmesi için bir avantaj olduğunu belirtmişlerdir.

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