Karaer Gamze
Master, Institute of Educational Sciences, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, gmzkaraer26@gmail.com, Eskisehir, Turke
Tezel Özden
Prof., Institute of Educational Sciences, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, ozden.tezel@gmail.com, Eskisehir, Turke

Investigation of the cultural children’s game and toys effects on preschoolers’ science conceptions learning

This study was to aim that investigation of efficiency cultural children’s game and toys to teach science conceptions in the preschool education. This study was designed by using one group pre-test and post-test which is one of the experimental research methods. Effectiveness of the cultural children’s game and toys applied one group was investigated depending on the differences between the results of pre-test and post-test. The verbal questions-responses asked before and after instructions were used as a pre-test and post-test. In the research process the data was collected. This study was carried out with 13 preschoolers at one primary school in Eskisehir, Turkey. The descriptive data analysis methods was used. The results showed that number of science conceptions used and cultural game and toys known by preschoolers had been increased depending on before and after instruction. In conclusion, we can state that cultural children’s game and toys used to teach science conceptions in the preschool science teaching have had dramatic impact on student’s meaningful science learning and their development of cultural game knowledge. In accordance with these results, using children’s cultural game and toys to teach science conceptions should not only apply in the preschool science teaching, but it also use in elementary and middle school to teach science conceptions. Thus, using children’s cultural game and toys to teach science conceptions will contribute to cultural transmission.
Cultural game, cultural toy, science conceptions, preschool

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