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Table 7.

Results obtained from the interviews.

ThemesF%Examples of students’ statements
Realize the importance of plants to biosphere 45 “I understood that plants were very important for human beings and other living things.” (Funda) 
Admire plant biodiversity 40 “I saw incredible views in the botanic garden. I will never forget the plants such as water lily, and white floss silk tree. There were many plant species and every one of them had different characteristics.” (Funda) 
Recognize new plant specimens 13 65 “I learned about the plants which I have never seen, heard, or known up till now.” (Ali) 
Achieve greater plant awareness 12 60 “I thought that I was an environmentalist. But through this science summer school I felt that I neglected plants in my environment. Now, I see nature differently. I want to shout while saying the names of the plants in my environment.” (Bahar) 
Learn the common and scientific names of plants 10 50 “I learned the names of many plants. I don’t call the plants in my environment as grass or tree. I just tell their specific names such as Calabrian pine, sycamore, and mullein.” (Ahmet) 
Realize the relationship between the plants and other disciplines 40 “I learned that some plants had secretion and some had special aroma. I also learned that some plants had pigments. Moreover, I learned that these qualities of plants were used for some purposes. I smelt the aroma of Turkish sweetgum (Liquidambar orientalis) and I learned that oil was produced from Turkish sweetgum and soap and other things were made from it. ” (İsmail) 
Learn some concepts in botany 35 “I learned endemic plants. There are a lot of endemic plants in Turkey. I know what a herbarium is and how it is made. It is the first time I have heard of an arboretum. I know now what it is.” (Ayşe) 
ThemesF%Examples of students’ statements
Realize the importance of plants to biosphere 45 “I understood that plants were very important for human beings and other living things.” (Funda) 
Admire plant biodiversity 40 “I saw incredible views in the botanic garden. I will never forget the plants such as water lily, and white floss silk tree. There were many plant species and every one of them had different characteristics.” (Funda) 
Recognize new plant specimens 13 65 “I learned about the plants which I have never seen, heard, or known up till now.” (Ali) 
Achieve greater plant awareness 12 60 “I thought that I was an environmentalist. But through this science summer school I felt that I neglected plants in my environment. Now, I see nature differently. I want to shout while saying the names of the plants in my environment.” (Bahar) 
Learn the common and scientific names of plants 10 50 “I learned the names of many plants. I don’t call the plants in my environment as grass or tree. I just tell their specific names such as Calabrian pine, sycamore, and mullein.” (Ahmet) 
Realize the relationship between the plants and other disciplines 40 “I learned that some plants had secretion and some had special aroma. I also learned that some plants had pigments. Moreover, I learned that these qualities of plants were used for some purposes. I smelt the aroma of Turkish sweetgum (Liquidambar orientalis) and I learned that oil was produced from Turkish sweetgum and soap and other things were made from it. ” (İsmail) 
Learn some concepts in botany 35 “I learned endemic plants. There are a lot of endemic plants in Turkey. I know what a herbarium is and how it is made. It is the first time I have heard of an arboretum. I know now what it is.” (Ayşe) 
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