Effects Of Technology On Young Learner's Enthusiasm For Learning Science

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Hollis’s 1995 study focused on the effects of technology on young learner’s enthusiasm for learning science inside and outside of the classroom. This area of focus studied how implementing technology to teach science concepts impacted student’s motivation for learning science in the classroom. The teacher researcher’s study involves both teaching and learning as it focused on properly training teachers how to use and implement technological tools and software. Once teachers knew how to efficiently implement technology into their classrooms, they were able to incorporate such technology as tools to enhance student’s learning. Hollis (1995) notes “today’s middle school students have grown up in a technological world with television, electronic toys, video games, VCRs, cellular phones and more” and “they are accustomed to receiving and processing information through multi-sensory sources” (p. 1). Research Questions The researcher states an answerable question in this action research project that ask: • How does the integration of technology into my middle school science curriculum impact my students’ enthusiasm for learning science? The above question is answerable according to the researcher’s expertise, time and resources. Hollis (1995) states “through this study I hoped to find that multimedia technology would be conduit that my students needed to acquire new knowledge, develop new concepts, and express strong understanding” (p. 2). As an educator of 24 years, the teacher
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