APPENDIX A: Instruments for Data Collection

Questionnaire 1:

  1. What use of the computer lab did you make outside of class? How often?
  2. Compare and contrast your behavior between working in the computer lab (class time) and doing regular physics work in the classroom.
  3. In what ways has using the computer lab affected your project?
  4. How did you help others on their projects?
  5. What help did you receive on your project from your classmates?
  6. What are some of the science fair activities you enjoy doing?
  7. What are some of the science fair activities you do not enjoy doing?
  8. How did you feel about including your email address on your Web pages and why?
  9. Do you feel that you have become an expert in the topic you chose? Why or why not?
  10. Do you think the projects in your science class have helped you to understand science better? Please explain.

Questionnaire 2:

  1. The information contained in your student profile accurately reflects the feelings you had during the project. Circle one: strongly agree; somewhat agree; neither agree nor disagree; somewhat disagree; and strongly disagree
  2. The information contained in your student profile accurately reflects the attitude you had during the project. Circle one: strongly agree; somewhat agree; neither agree nor disagree; somewhat disagree; and strongly disagree
  3. How have your feelings changed? (open-ended)
  4. How has your attitude changed? (open-ended)
  5. Write how you feel about the things that are accurate. (open-ended)
  6. Write how you feel about the things that are inaccurate. (open-ended)
  7. Other than what appears in your student profile, are there other ways in which you were motivated to work harder because your project was published? (open-ended)
  8. Do you think your project has helped you to understand science better? Please explain. (open-ended)