Pre-School Science Education: The Development and Evaluation of Science Teaching Materials

Zeynep Aksan, Dilek Çelikler

Abstract


It has been aimed with this study that the pre-school teaching candidates develop the science teaching materials as to use in teaching the science subjects, that the factors that the teaching candidates pay attention to develop the teaching material and the contribution of teaching material development process to them are determined. The study was conducted with the participation of 54 third-year undergraduate students majoring in Preschool Teaching. Teaching materials prepared by prospective teachers were examined using descriptive analysis. It was found that prospective teachers took care to build colorful and fun materials designed to attract children’s attention, using easy to source materials. The use of teaching materials in science education is important for drawing and retaining students’ attention, for making science fun, and for achieving long-term and meaningful learning.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jse.v8i1.12482

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