Field test of “Adventures in Life Cycles with Oscar and Buttercup”
Sara Ahrens, California State University, Dominguez Hills, United States
California State University, Dominguez Hills . Awarded
A field test examined the effectiveness of the CAI lesson: Adventures in Life Cycles With Oscar and Buttercup. The software is a science program written by the researcher to teach first grade students the concept of living and non-living, the definition of organism, important characteristics of insects and amphibians, as well as their life cycles. The study was conducted over a three-day period at a suburban Elementary School in Long Beach with 24 first grade students. The analysis indicates that after the use of the program, the student scores on the post-test increased significantly from their pre-test scores. It was concluded that the CAI lesson in question was effective in teaching the life science skills to first grade students.
Ahrens, S. Field test of “Adventures in Life Cycles with Oscar and Buttercup”. Master's thesis, California State University, Dominguez Hills.
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