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Table 3 Conceptual framework

From: The effect of a science festival for special education students on communicating science

Main category Sub-category Key words/ representations Science communication
feelings/impressions of a science festival Awareness be aware/know/learn knowledge/information The previous knowledge/information about science was brought one to a science festival confirmed, learned, broadened, in-depth knowledge/information
Enjoyment fun/ excited/exciting/want to come again Experiencing the content of science festivals provides visitors/participants with enjoyment of science
Interests voluntarily involvement/participation The experiences of science festivals encourage students to participate in/visit science festivals
Understanding/Learning of/about science through a science festival Attitudes towards science I changed my conceptions of science~, I learned science is ~ Fun and exciting experiences of science festival can change students’ negative impressions into positively or can inspire their future careers in science areas.
Learning science learning
understanding
understood
Many different hands-on activities in the science festival motivate (help) for students to learn (understand) science
School science learning school science classes Informal science learning can positively affect the school science learning.