Determination of 11th class students' understanding level about basic concepts of chemistry in the curriculum and attitudes towards environment and chemistry

Thesis Type: Post Graduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Gazi Üniversitesi, Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2014




The purpose of this study, 11 grade students the basic chemistry curriculum issues (rate of chemical reactions, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, solubility equilibrium, the balance of acids-bases, electrochemistry), conceptual understanding, attitudes towards chemistry and the environment and students' conceptual understanding knowledge to determine the effectiveness of the attitudes and the environment- knowledge. Working in the academic year 2010-2011 in the province of Kırıkkale 360 students studying in 5 Anatolian High School and 1 High School of Science participation are done Composed of 50 questions to measure students' conceptual understanding of the two-tier multiple-choice test, to determine the attitudes towards chemistry and the environment used in the Likert-type questionnaires. As a result of the study, most of the data analysis of misconceptions in electrochemistry and the solubility equilibrium, they are most successful if the subject was found to be a good reaction rate. Students who are successful and positive relationship between chemistry and the attitude toward the environment were detected. In addition, gender, parents' educational level and area of residence were no effect on the chemistry and attitude to the environment.