Using graphs to represent physical phenomena in a fourth grade classroom
Mehmet Fatih Dulger, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States
University of Nevada, Las Vegas . Awarded
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.
Dulger, M.F. Using graphs to represent physical phenomena in a fourth grade classroom. Master's thesis, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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