Development of Activity-Based Science Learning Models with Inquiry Approaches

  • R. Sri Martini Meilani Universitas Negeri Jakarta
  • Yasmin Faradiba Universitas Negeri Jakarta


This study aims to develop an activity-based science learning model with an inquiry learning approach for early childhood that can be used to increase the sense of curiosity and sci-entific thinking in children aged 5-6 years. This study was conducted with research and de-velopment / R & D research methods. Data was collected through interviews, observations, questionnaires, pre-test and post-test for children. Data analysis using paired t-test. The re-sults showed that children were interested and enthusiastic in the learning process by using a science-based learning model with the inquiry approach, Sig. (2-tailed) showing results of 0.000, so the value of 0.000 <0.05 was different from before and after the use of learning models . Results show children can understand the material, more confident and has initiative to find answers for the teacher's questions about science, the child's curiosity increases to ex-amine the information provided by the teacher, the child's understanding of work processes and procedures from science learning with the inquiry approach getting bet-ter. It was con-cluded that an activity-based science learning model with an inquiry approach for children aged 5-6 years used an activity model with an inquiry learning approach based on children's interests and children's needs so that children's curiosity would emerge and continue to be optimally stimulated.

Keywords: Inquiry approach, Learning model, Science Learning


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Meilani, R. S. M., & Faradiba, Y. (2019). Development of Activity-Based Science Learning Models with Inquiry Approaches. Jurnal Pendidikan Usia Dini, 13(1), 86 - 99.