Story-based virtual experiment environment

Ming Xiang Fan, Rita Kuo, Maiga Chang, Jia Sheng Heh

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Abstract

Science education is important for students developing critical thinking skills. How to engage students in science learning becomes an important issue. This research aims to design a virtual laboratory for students practicing science process skills. Moreover, the virtual laboratory uses story to raise students’ learning motivation and uses a problem-solving procedure to navigate students while solving scientific problems. To verify the usefulness of the virtual laboratory, this research has conducted an experiment with 31 grade-10 participants. The experiment results show that students believe the virtual laboratory is useful for them in learning Physics. Since students’ past Physics grades do not influence their intention of using the virtual laboratory, the story-based virtual laboratory can help both of low and high academic students in science learning and assist them establish their science process skills.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Educational Technology
Pages175-198
Number of pages24
Edition9783662444467
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Educational Technology
Number9783662444467
ISSN (Print)2196-4963
ISSN (Electronic)2196-4971

Keywords

  • Model for problem-solving activity
  • Science education
  • Science process skills
  • Storytelling
  • Virtual experiment
  • Virtual laboratory

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