Turkish primary school students' performance on basic science process skills
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The aim of this research is to determine Turkish primary school second grade students' level of performance on basic science process skills and weather there are statically significant differences in their performance linked to their gender, grade level, economic background, the education background of their mother, the number of family. Data were collected with the authors' constructed basic science process skills test. The test is comprised 10 items related to observing, classifying, measuring metrically, inferring, predicting and communication. The results indicated that the subjects' mean score was not low but not satisfactory. However, there was a positive relationship between their performance and their gender, grade level, economic background, the education background of their mother, the number of family. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.