Author(s): Birsel AYBEK Serkan ASLAN

The aim of the present study is to evaluate elementary school third-grade science curriculum through the views of teachers. In the study, phenomenology design which is one of the qualitative research designs was used. The study group constitutes 24 classroom teachers working in primary schools in Karakocan district in Elaz?g in the academic year of 2014-2015. Criterion sampling method one of the purposeful sampling methods was used in the study. Written Opinion Taking Form was used as a data collection tool. As a result of the study; it was found that teachers have positive views towards elementary school third-grade science classes. That elementary school third-grade science lesson enables students to learn-by-doing and provides them for having the knowledge they use in their daily lives has been mentioned by teachers; moreover, the teachers have revealed that the units are appropriate for the students’ levels, complementary assessment tools are used and there is a theme evaluation test at the end of each theme in both textbooks and workbooks. The majority of teachers have indicated that the implementation of science classes in the third-grade of elementary school is appropriate; however, they encounter several problems due to the lack of equipment. Based upon that reason, various recommendations have been presented as follows: Equipment should be supplied, laboratories should be established in schools, assessment tools in the textbooks and workbooks should be appropriate to the student's level. Recommendations have been developed depending upon the research findings.


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