A BOARD GAME ABOUT SPACE AND SOLAR SYSTEM FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

Visual elements that used in lessons are necessary because they make learning more permanent. Also the visuals that used in evaluation part of the lesson should decrease the anxiety of students and provide them with correct evaluation. The board games among the visuals which can be used in evaluation part are quite effective for getting feedback immediately. Standardizing and increasing the frequency of using games like this in evaluation part will provide evaluation more correct and more effective. In this direction with the aims of recognizing celestial objects in the space, universe, searchings about space, optical tools that used for observing space and evaluating the studentsí understanding level for planetsí attributes.

 

In this study, there are parts such as preparation of the game, usage of it and the data gathered from semi-structured interviews. With this aim, interviews were conducted with 16 Science and Technology teachers and 40 7th grade primary school students. It was determined that teachers thought that the game activity in this study would increase the motivation of students and it could be used as an evaluation activity, also students enjoyed this game.