The purpose of this research is to improve the students’ science process skills (SPS) by application of scientific approach in natural science teaching. The research method is quasi experiment by using non-equivalent control group design. The population consists of 9 classes with the number of students 321 people grade VII at SMP Negeri 1 Bajeng Gowa District in 2015/2016 academic year. The sample of research was conducted by purposive random sampling. The instrument is a SPS test. The four SPS indicators that were assessed are observing, grouping or classifying, inference, and communicating Based on descriptive data analysis results show that the N-gain score of experiment class is 0.52 is higher than control class is N-gain 0.41. Both N-gain in medium category. The result of inferential analysis show that there is an influence of scientific approach to students’ SPS in grade VII at SMP Negeri 1 Bajeng Gowa District.
Scientific Approaches, Science Process Skills