Research Papers/Topics in Biology Education

Using Instructional Materials: Effects on Students Performance in Biology Subject

ABSTRACT This study focuses on the effect of the use of instructional materials on students’ performance in Biology – A case study of Surulere Local Government Area, Lagos state. Inadequate and ineffective use of instructional materials by teachers has been identified as one of the reasons for poor performance of students in Biology in secondary schools. The study aimed at investigating the effect of the use of instructional materials on the teaching of the subject Biology. It also exami...

The effect of Malaria Parasit: The Serum Levels of Vitamin A and Zinc in the Malaria Endemic Area

ABSTRACT Malaria is an endemic parasitic disease that prevails particularly in warm tropical regions of the world. Micronutrient malnutrition such as vitamin A and iron deficiencies which is a public health problem in Nigeria. It is usually highly prevalent in malaria endemic areas.  Characterizing the relationship between micronutrient status (vitamin A and Zinc) and malaria infection among children in Okolobiri town (Nigeria), serum levels of zinc, and Vitamin A, were as...

The Quality of Science, Technology. Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) Teachers in Nigeria

As good as STEAM education is, the introduction of STEAM into secondary school curriculum is good but not handled by academic qualified teachers and this are marred the students’ performance. The teaching approach that a teacher adopts is one factor that may affect students’ achievement and facilitates high standards of learners’ outcomes. The failure or good performance of students rest on the quality of instruction and not lack of student’s ability to learn. This paper addresses som...

THE FACTORS AFFECTING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION IN THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY (FCT)

This study is aimed at looking into the factors affecting the implementation of Universal Basic Education in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).   The study also aims to develop on resources inputs in the Basic Education and the process of converting the inputs to outputs for efficiency and effectiveness.   However, in carrying out this study a survey research design is going to be use using probability sampling a total of five schools will be used in the Federal Capital Territory...

Age and Parental Variables Influence on Academic Performance of Senior Secondary Students in Biology: A Study of Umuahia Education Zone of Abia State

This study investigated the influence of age and parental variables such as Parental occupation and education background on the students’ academic performance in Biology in Umuahia education zone of Abia state of Nigeria. The research was ex-post facto research design. A total sample of 120 students was drawn from the population using stratified random sampling. Questionnaire on Age and Parental Variable Influence (QAPVI) developed by the researcher was used for data collection. The r...

IMPACT OF LABORATORY PRACTICAL ON SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN SS2 BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND MATHEMATICS IN ENUGU NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE

ABSTRACTThis project work was carried out to determine the impact of laboratory practical on senior secondary school academic achievement in SS 2 Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics in Enugu North Local Government Area of Enugu State.The long held motion is that practical offers students a more realistic experience in science but Lunetta (2008), reported that some educators have begun to question seriously the impartation and the role of laboratory practical, they opined that practical method ...

A STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING BIOLOGY IN SENOIR SECONDARY SCHOOLS (A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA).

AbstractThe study determined the impact of instructional materials in teaching and learning biology among the students in senior secondary schools in Enugu North Local Government Area. These research questions were reviewed and answered. The literature related to this study was reviewed under following topics. There are; uses of instructional materials, importance of instructional material in teaching and learning, the availability of instructional materials, the extent of usage of these mate...

EFFECT OF BIOLOGY PRACTICAL ON THE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN BIOLOGY IN ENUGU STATE (A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE)

ABSTRACTThis project work was carried out to determine the effect of biology practicals on the secondary school students academic performance in biology in Enugu State (A case study of Enugu North Local Government Area of Enugu State).The long held notion is that practicals offer students a more realistic experience in sciences but Hunetta (2008), reported that some educators have begun to question seriously the effectiveness and the role of laboratory work. They opined that practical method ...

IDENTIFICATION OF TEACHING TOPIC IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL BIOLOGY AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE A CASE STUDY OF SENIOR SECONDARY TWO CURRICULAR IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTNigeria is thoroughly made up of different State with different languages. English language and Biology continues to perform significant and elaborate functions in almost all the facets of our life.A particularly unique place, where variability and vitality in the use of English is greatly experienced is in the domain of the mass media, mainly in newspaper, news reporting.  While Biology help us to solve health problems. Here, activities in the areas of politics, education crime ...

THE EFFECT OF BIOLOGY PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ENUGU EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

ABSTRACTThis project work was carried out to determine the effect of biology practical activities on academic achievement of senior secondary school students in Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State. Chapter one and two is the background of the study and the review of related literature respectively. The background of the study emphasized the use of practical activities in biology as stimulates learner’s interest in the science subject they are studying. In the review of lite...

THE EFFECT OF POOR TEACHER - PUPIL RELATIONSHIP ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF BIOLOGY STUDENTS IN ENUGU SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT

ABSTRACTThis project was carried out to determine the effect of poor teacher - pupil relationship in academic achievement of biology students on Enugu South Local Government. The literature were reviewed under the following subheading; the concept of a teacher, improving academic achievement of the learner, factors affecting teacher - pupil relationship in the learning environment, implication of poor teacher- pupil relationship in academic achievement and summary of the review of related lit...

THE EFFECT OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC BACKGROUND ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL BIOLOGY STUDENTS IN ENUGU NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE

AbstractThis study determined the effect of socio-Economics background on Academic performance of Secondary school Biology Students in order to study this topic, effect four research questions were raised and answered literature reviews related to this study were reviewed in the following subheadings. They are important of Biology concept of Socio-Economics Status. The design of the study is the sampling techniques were random sampling. The instrument used is questionnaire. The instrument was...

THE PROBLEMS OF TEACHING PRACTICAL BIOLOGY IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IGBO ETITI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA ENUGU STATE (A CASE STUDY OF SS III STUDENTS)

ABSTRACT This project was carried out to find out the problems in teaching Biology practicals in senior secondary schools in Igbo Etiti Local Government Area in Enugu State.Opoh (2008) and Onah (2002), observed  that Biology practical is the scientific study of the life and structure of plants and animals and their relative environments in real or experimental set up. Furthermore, the present researchers findings made it evident that there are many or methods to make practical Biolo...

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1) Chloramphenicol is a type of protein synthesis inhibitor that binds to the 50S ribosomal subunit which can be harmful to certain bacteria, fortunately many bacteria have developed a resistance towards it by either closing off the outer membrane so that the antibiotic cannot enter at all or by developing certain genes that will act like a shield to the part of the bacteria the antibiotic is trying to get to. This resistance is vitally important because if the antibiotic were to bind to the ...


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