Usage of graphic organizers in science and technology lessons
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Graphic organizers are teaching and learning tools that show organization of concepts as well as relationships between them into a visual format. The purpose of this study is to show why graphic organizers are important teaching and learning tools, how graphic organizers help students comprehend knowledge and establish relationship among concepts, and how they can be prepared and used in Science and Technology courses. For this purpose, twelve graphic organizers have been prepared for selected topics placed in 6th, 7th, and8th grade. After then, the use of graphic organizers during teaching duration and their effectiveness in improving learning outcomes have been explained. The graphic organizers prepared in this study are semantic future analysis, pyramid, flow diagram, comparison contrast matrix, spider web, mind map, fishbone, miniature painting, positive and negative-interest diagram, word mapping, persuade map, cause -effect diagram.