Effects of project-based activities in developing high school students’ energy literacy

Kuen Yi Lin, Shao Chuan Lu

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Energy literacy is a key factor in ensuring the protection of the natural environment. Numerous studies on energy literacy have demonstrated the development of instructional methods to promote the willingness to save energy as a critical research subject. Through a project-based activity, this research explored how hands-on activities improve the energy literacy of students. A quasi-experimental design was adopted, namely a pre-test and post-test nonequivalent control group design. In total, 77 senior high school students participated in a 6-week teaching experiment. A single-factor analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) and multiple regression analyses were employed to analyze the collected data. The main findings were as follows: (1) Project-based hands-on activities helped improve the energy literacy of senior high school students; however, the effect was not statistically significant in both experimental and control groups. (2) The key factor influencing the energy conservation behavior of senior high school students was energy-re-lated attitudes following the project-based learning process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)867-877
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Energy literacy
  • Project-based activity
  • Senior high school students
  • Solar-powered insect trap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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