Application of discovery learning model assisted by relativity chart media to improve students' scientific reasoning ability

  • Sri Ekayanti Widiastuti Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa
  • Andri Suherman Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa
  • Yudi Guntara Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa
Keywords: discovery learning, relativity, scientific reasoning, quantitative


Students are not only required to be able to work on and solve a problem but also need to build hands-on and minds-on abilities including scientific reasoning. In fact, there are still many students who lack scientific reasoning abilities. There are many learning media, one of which is graphic learning media, in this study the graphic media used was Began Relativity with the Discovery Learning learning model. The purpose of this research is to find out whether there is an increase in learning using the Discovery Learning model with the help of the relativity chart media with learning using conventional learning models. The method used in this research is a quasi-experimental Noneqiuvalent Control Group Design. This research design uses pre-test and post-test from each group. The results obtained from this study are an effective increase between the use of discovery learning methods assisted by the Relativity Chart media with conventional learning methods to improve students' scientific reasoning abilities in Einstein's special relativity material, this can be seen from the results of the Normal Gain (N-gain) test.