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The trend of researches is reflective one in that it is about the strong-and-weak point of previous researches but also a guideline for the future researches. This study explored the trend in the topic of science education research. The articles in 1978~2006 of the Journal of Korean Association for Research in Science Education and 1973~2006 of the Korean Journal of Biological Education were analyzed and categorized by the research aims, methods, strands, subjects and contents. The framework of research strands was borrowed from that of the 2006 NARST (National Association for Research in Science Teaching) conference. As the results of this study, three types of research were found to be predominant; the understanding of the conceptual status of students using questionnaires, developing teaching materials and analyzing their effects through implementation, and discussing the strength and weakness of the enacted educational curriculum depending upon a represented goal through analysis of the text. In addition, efforts to explore the contextual elements of learning and teaching with interviews and observations have been increased. Implications from analyzing research trends on science education will be discussed.