Nowadays, considering the requirements of the age, science education should be practiced. It is important for students to practice in the educational environment in order to overcome daily life problems. The aim of this study is to examine the effects of applied science clubs on students' attitudes towards science lesson and their views on these practices. The research was carried out with fifth-grade students in the 2018-2019 spring semester. The study involves a total of 12 students (6 girls, 6 boys) studying in different schools. As the research design, pretest-posttest single-group experimental design was chosen. Lesson plans were prepared before starting the application. The application was carried out five hours a week for two weeks. The study was carried out in students’ laboratories by performing activities appropriate for science subject areas. The quantitative data collection tool of the research is the Attitude Scale for Science Course, whose reliability was 0.89, developed by Akınoğlu (2001), and the qualitative data collection tool is the student diaries. While the quantitative data of the research were analyzed with the SPSS program, content analysis was made to qualitative data. As a result of the research, it was seen that there was a significant difference in the attitude test scores of the students 'Wilcoxon signed-rank test results regarding whether the students' attitude test results before and after the experiment showed a significant difference. When the data in student diaries were analyzed, it was found that students generally had positive thoughts about science lessons. Besides, it is concluded that students learn easily in science clubs with collaboration.
Keywords: science education, applied science clubs, attitude, middle school students