Research Papers/Topics in Science Education

A Comparative Study Between Male And Female Students’ Performance In Senior Secondary School Mathematics. (In Some Selected Secondary Schools In Katsina Metropolis)

ABSTRACTThis study was designed to diagnose students’ performance in Mathematics in senior secondary school in Katsina Metropolis. The study centered its review of related literature on task factor on gender difference in mathematics performance, environmental factor as well as process factors in teaching mathematics. Average, percentage and measures of relationship were used as approach to data analysis. The study revealed that task factors, process factors, environmental factors a...

Problems Of Students In Conducting Effective Physics Practical In Senior Secondary Schools In Sokoto Metropolis

ABSTRACT This study is an in-depth research on the problems that are facing students in the conduct of physics practical. The research adopted a descriptive survey research design, the population of the study constitutes of about (1413) student, and ( 20) teachers, out of which only (306) students, and (15) teachers were randomly selected as the sample. During the course of the study, a lot of problems have been discovered, which were: problem in identifying physics apparatuses, setting...

Poor Attendance And Its Effect On Primary School Pupils Performances In Gada Local Government Area, Sokoto State.

ABSTRACT The study investigated the effect of poor attendance and its effect on primary school pupils’performance in Gada local government area, Sokoto State. Data was collected from (185) respondents, proportionate sampling technique was used to collect data and data obtained were analyzed using percentages and frequency tables. It was discovered that poor attendance affects primary pupil’s performance in Gada local government area, Sokoto. It was also discovered that factors affec...

Effects of Thematic Instructional Strategy on Secondary School Students Performance in Selected Science Concepts

ABSTRACT          _ The study investigated the 'effects of thematic insl:rucnonal Strategy 0; secondary school students' performance in selected Science Concepts. Th population of the study constituted all SS 1 Students in Government Secondar Schools in Gwagwalada Area Council while two senior secondary schools wer selected to represent the sample of the study. 50 St:udent:s were randoml selected from each of the two schools; having the total of :1 00 st:udents...

Comparative Study Of Cognitive Achievement In Chemistry And Affective Attitude Of Senior Secondry Two Chemistry Students In Sokoto Metropolis.

ABSTRACTThe main purpose of this research study is to investigate and compare and cognitive achievement in chemistry and affective attitude of senior secondary II chemistry student in Sokoto metropolis. The data collected for this study were from some selected secondary schools in Sokoto metropolis. A purposive sampling techniques were adopted in selecting sample size in the population. The data generated were analyzed using tables, descriptive statistics, frequency and simple percentage...

Effects Of Laboratory Exercises On Science Secondary School Students’ Performance In Chemistry, In Kaduna State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This research work investigated the effects of laboratory exercises on science secondary school students’ performance in chemistry, in Kaduna State, Nigeria. In most of the literature reviewed, the final outcome favoured laboratory exercises. Quasi experimental and descriptive survey research were employed in this study. In quasi experimental design the researcher selected six (6) schools out of 372 science schools across the state. Similarly, 31 schools were selected for sur...

An Investigation Into The Use Of Angela Reilly Harden’s Math Lab Games In The Teaching And Learning Of Linear Algebra At The Senior High School Level

ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Angela Reilly Harden linear algebra games as a means of consolidating the learning of linear algebra at SHS form one of Armed Forces and Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School. One hundred and twenty first year students were randomly selected for the study. Sixty students were selected for the control and sixty students for the experimental groups. For both groups, a test was applied as a pretest before the instruction. Bot...

INVESTIGATING PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE OF AN INTEGRATED SCIENCE TEACHER: A CASE STUDY AT BENKUM SHS..

ABSTRACT This study was designed to investigate the PCK of an integrated science teacher: which includes the kind of PCK teacher exhibits in the planning and implementation of lessons on selected topics and how it influences her belief about teaching science at the Senior High School level. The explanatory sequential mixed method design was used in this study. The research was carried out in Benkum Senior High SchoolLarteh in the Akuapem North Municipality. The sample was an integrated s...

THE EFFECT OF CONCEPT MAPPING ON STUDENTS’ UNDERSTANDING OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND CELLULAR RESPIRATION AT AKIM SWEDRU SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL..

ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of concept mapping strategy on students’ understanding of photosynthesis and cellular respiration at Akim Swedru Senior High School. The study was done with a sample of one hundred and five (105) second year students studying elective biology. The study was conducted over a six-week period. The students were pre- and post-tested using a teacher-constructed biology test. Results showed that there were significant differences ...

EFFECTS OF PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES ON LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING OF SELECTED PHYSICS CONCEPTS. (A CASE STUDY) ..

ABSTRACT This study was designed to investigate the effects of laboratory practical activities on students’ learning and understanding of selected Physics concepts at E.P College of Education, Bimbilla in the Northern Region of Ghana. The target population was all the physics students in four training colleges in the northern region of Ghana. However, the accessible population was 95 students in E.P.College of Education, Bimbilla. The study was a quasi-experimental design. It compris...

EFFECTS OF CHILD LABOUR ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF GHANAIAN CHILDREN OF FISHER FOLKS..

ABSTRACT Reports about the huge number of children involving in fishing and its tremendous impacts should be of grave concern to all. Fishing labour market in Keta municipality is shaping children’s schooling behaviour where some pupils are combining schooling with fishing. This study investigated the effects of fishing activities on school attendance and academic performance of pupils in the area. Data was collected using questionnaires, pupils' attendance register and examination sc...

INVESTIGATION INTO THE ATTITUDES EXHIBITED BY SHS TWO STUDENTS TOWARDS ICT INTEGRATION AT SALAGA SENIOR HIGH SCHOO..

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes of SHS two chemistry students of Salaga Senior High School towards ICT integration in their teaching and learning. The study attempted to establish the ICT infrastructure available in schools to enable them integrate ICT in teaching and learning and the perceptions of school managers in integrating ICT in teaching and learning in the school. For this study, an exploratory approach, using descriptive survey design was us...

THE IMPACT OF INTEGRATING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY INTO THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF BIOLOGY IN GHANAIAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS ..

ABSTRACT The study investigated the impact of integrating ICT on the teaching and learning of Biology in a Ghanaian Senior High School. The research was quasi experimental involving a post-test only non-equivalent control group design. The population of the study comprised all the Biology teachers and all Biology students in PRESEC, Osu. A purposive sampling method was used to select five (5) Biology teachers and ninety eight (98) SHS 3 Biology students. The instruments used for the col...

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY CURRICULUM: A STUDY OF CURRICULUM INTENTIONS AND CLASSROOM PRACTICE IN THE CENTRAL REGION OF GHANA..

ABSTRACT This study evaluated the classroom implementation of the Senior High School elective biology curriculum in the Central Region of Ghana. A cross-sectional descriptive survey design was used for the study. Three instruments were designed and validated for data collection; these were (i) Questionnaire (ii) Interview (iii) Observation Instrument (Barbados Workshop Instrument) as the main instrument for the study. The target population comprised all the public Senior High Schools in...

EFFECTS OF COMPUTER-BASED LEARNING IN PHYSICS AMONG PURE SCIENCE STUDENTS OF AGONA NYAKROM SENIOR HIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL..

ABSTRACT This study investigated the comparative efficiency of computer-based instruction (CBI) and traditional teaching method in physics among pure science students of Agona Nyakrom Senior High Technical School.The experimental design was used for this study. The research population for this study comprised of teachers and students of Agona Nyakrom Senior Technical High School .Purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used to select a sample of 62 respondents for the study...


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