The fundamental starting point of science education is inducing motivation. If classes are based on situations that are closely related to one's thoughts, experiences or inter ests , it would be possible to induce a positive attitude towards science.While the present education alsystem emphasizesind ependent study of students, there are many traditional classes in which teachers play a majorrole.It is not consistence with global trend in science education stress notonly on scientific knowledge but on problem solving related science.Instead teacher prepare all things for the lessons and the only things students needs is list encarefully teacher's mention, we need very  activebidirectional communication on student to student(s), teacher to student(s), such as students centered activities and it can makethey can realize scientific knowledge and prciples . And, it is very important thing to make student have a po sitivepoin t of views to science . For this purpose,after studying'the character is tics of  life'and'the structure and functions of cells' ,I arried out a 'making science newspaper' program based on the studied topics with 150 science high school students. Students formed groups of 3 or 4,and each produced and presented a newspaper filled with various items such as comments, reviews ,and cartoons. The students' attitude towards this program were generally positive ,as one can see from the following responses: 'I believe that making a science newspaper using what we've learn edwasan interesting project that promoted creative thinking, and was great';The best thing of making a science newspaper was the fact that I could apply ideas and principles I'd learned from books to rea l - life situations and thus could better understand what I had learned and get more intere stedin scienceclasses .

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Making newspapers in biology class-case study on an activity-based biology class

Jun-euy Hong   Hansung Science High School, Korea

The fundamental starting point of science education is inducing motivation. If classes are based on situations that are closely related to one's thoughts, experiences or inter ests , it would be possible to induce a positive attitude towards science.While the present education alsystem emphasizesind ependent study of students, there are many traditional classes in which teachers play a majorrole.It is not consistence with global trend in science education stress notonly on scientific knowledge but on problem solving related science.Instead teacher prepare all things for the lessons and the only things students needs is list encarefully teacher's mention, we need very  activebidirectional communication on student to student(s), teacher to student(s), such as students centered activities and it can makethey can realize scientific knowledge and prciples . And, it is very important thing to make student have a po sitivepoin t of views to science . For this purpose,after studying'the character is tics of  life'and'the structure and functions of cells' ,I arried out a 'making science newspaper' program based on the studied topics with 150 science high school students. Students formed groups of 3 or 4,and each produced and presented a newspaper filled with various items such as comments, reviews ,and cartoons. The students' attitude towards this program were generally positive ,as one can see from the following responses: 'I believe that making a science newspaper using what we've learn edwasan interesting project that promoted creative thinking, and was great';The best thing of making a science newspaper was the fact that I could apply ideas and principles I'd learned from books to rea l - life situations and thus could better understand what I had learned and get more intere stedin scienceclasses .

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