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The aim of this study is to prepare “Science Experiments Guidebook” (SEG) for secondary school mainstreaming students with learning disabilities about physical events learning field. By this study it is aimed to prepare a SEG, according to science course instructional program. There are 6 experiments in the SEG about physical events learning field. Experiments in the guide book are determined according to the interviews done with special education teachers (f=15) and science teachers (f=15). Experiments were adapted to the enriched worksheets. The SEG is prepared for every child specially. Because every child has his/her own avatar in the SEG. The names of the worksheets in the guide book are “Why does not the balloon explode?”; “Let's explore flexible objects”; “Did you see the light?”; ”Let’s discover the conductive and internal materials with firefly”; “Which way can I go more comfortably?” “How to build a simple electric circuit?”. Worksheets are consisted of “attention”, “active occupation” and “evaluation” sections. Discussion techniques (buzz 22, brainstorming, aquarium and/or snowball) have been adapted to the attention and evaluation sections of worksheets. Besides, experiments have been adapted to the active occupation section of the worksheets. In addition, experiments were recorded with the camera in the laboratory environment. The recorded experiments are embedded in the worksheets with QR code. It is believed that SEG will provide significant contributions to the conceptual understandings of the secondary school mainstreaming students with learning disabilities.
*Acknowledgements: This study is supported by the TUBITAK (Project no: 116R013). The authors would like to thank the entire project team and TUBITAK.
Science experiments guidebook, learning disabilities, mainstreaming students, enriched worksheet, physical events.