Research Papers/Topics in Science Education

Influence of School Types on Academic Performance of Students in Biology in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State

TABLE OF CONTENTSCover page iTitle page iCertification iiiDedication ivTable of Contents viAbstract x    CHAPTER ONE ……………….…………………………………………………………………….1 INTRODUCTION 1Statement of the Problem 4Research Questions 4Research Hypotheses 5Purpose of Study 5Significance of Study 6Scope/Delimitation of the Study 6Limitation of the Study 7Operational Definitions of Terms 7CHAPTER TWO 9REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE 9Factors ...

Learning Resources And Academic Performance In Chemistry Biashara Ward, Nakuru District, Kenya

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between learning resources and academic performance in chemistry in Biashara Ward, Nakuru district, Kenya.The specific objectives of the study were to determine the levels of performance in relation to availability of text books, curriculum implementation, facilitation, better classrooms, laboratories and practicalmaterials. Quantitative data was categorized according to the research variables and data generated from questionnaires was...

The Effect Of Eustigmaeus-Johnstonitrombid Mite On The Transmission And Development Of Leishman/A Major Parasit°E By Phlebotomous Duboscqi

ABSTRACT The development of Phlebotomus duboscqi (Diptera Psychodidae) has not been observed in its natural habitats, Therefore most information on Phlebotomus duboscqi has been derived from studies carried out under laboratory conditions. Laboratory rearing of Phlebotomus duboscqi (sand fly) vectors is a pre-requisite to understanding their life cycles, mechanisms of disease acquisition, parasite development, transmission dynamics, and the effects of parasites on the life cycle of the ...

Structure And Biomass Accumulation Of Natural Mangrove Forest At Gazi Bay, Kenya

ABSTRACT Mangroves occupy only 0.4% of forested areas globally but are among the most productive ecosystems on earth. They account for about 11% of the total input of terrestrial carbon into the oceans. The above ground carbon stock in mangroves in some parts of the World has been estimated to be as high as 8 kg C m -2 ; with a similar amount reported for below ground components. Although a lot of research has been done on estimates of mangrove biomass in Kenya, there is no informatio...

Deduction Of New Correlation And Computational Programme To Estimate Bubble And Dew Points Pressures Using The Equation Of State

ABSTRACT In this thesis new correlation of bubble point pressure (Pb) has been created using software called VariReg depending on the theory of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN). A computer program has been designed using MATLAB® software to simplify the calculation of the bubble and dew points pressures depending on the theory of the equation of state (EOS), the program includes some of others known empirical correlations of bubble point and dew point pressures, and a comparison stud...

Risk Analysis And Management In Technological Project

ABSTRACT The paper discussed the technological industry ' s perception of risk associated with its activities and the extent to which the industry uses management techniques. This was achieved on the basis of oral interviews conducted on a random sample of thirty (30) respondents comprising of technologists and contractors / suppliers in Oyo and Osun States. The results showed that though, little is relatively known about risk management among the technologists and contractors, great...

Influence Of Smasse Teaching Approach On Secondary School Students’ Motivation And Achievement In Biology In Bomet Sub-County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Science subjects are the backbone of the scientific and technological advancements in the world. In Kenya, science teaching in secondary schools is seen as one of the ways of enabling the country achieve her scientific and technological development and thus realise Vision 2030. Performance in science subjects in secondary schools in Kenya has been below average. The poor performance in the national examinations has been attributed partly due to poor teaching approaches employed...

Effects Of Concept And Vee Mapping Strategy On Students’ Motivation And Achievement In Biology In Secondary Schools In Uasin–Gishu District, Kenya

ABSTRACT Achievement in Biology in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education has consistently been low for the period between 2000 and 2006. This would imply that the objectives of Biology teaching have not been achieved. In addition, the performance of girls has often been lower as compared to that of boys. Low achievement in examinations would partly be attributed to lack of effective learning, as a result of ineffective teaching approaches. The expository approach has been the mai...

Effects Of The Use Of Computer Animated Loci Teaching Technique On Secondary School Students’ Achievement And Misconceptions In Mathematics Within Kitui County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Mathematics plays an important role in the scientific and development of all nations. In Kenya mathematics is compulsory in all Primary and secondary schools. However the performance in the subject at the National Examinations has remained below average with marked gender differences. The students‘ performance in some mathematics topics such as ―Loci‖ has been wanting. The reason for the poor performance in mathematics and the Loci topic in particular has been attributed ...

Effects Of Cooperative E-Learning And Conventional Teaching Approaches On Secondary School Students' Achievement And Attitude Towards Chemistry In Koibatek Sub-County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The study of Chemistry at secondary school level help students in developing basic scientific skills, knowledge and competence required in problem solving in their environment. However, this might not be achieved unless teachers employ effective methods of techniques during instruction. Performance of students in Chemistry in Kenya at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations is poor. The poor performance may be partly attributed to teaching methods used b...

Effects Of Experiential Learning Approach On Mathematical Creativity And Achievement Among Secondary School Students Of Kericho East Sub-County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Mathematics is a subject which seeks to understand patterns that permeate both the world around us and the mind within us. The knowledge of mathematics as a tool for use in everyday life is important for individual and societal development. Students’ achievement in mathematics is important in Science and Technology which is important for industrial advancement of a country. There are many ways of thinking and the kind of thinking one learns in mathematics is an ability to han...

Effects Of Cooperative Mastery Learning Approach On Secondary School Students’ Motivation And Achievement In Chemistry In Bomet County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The teaching approach that teachers adopt is a crucial factor that may affect students’ motivation and achievement in Chemistry. Innovative and research based teaching methods that enhance effective and efficient teaching of chemistry should be used. Such methods promote cognitive, psychomotor and affective characteristics of the learners. Recent developments in science education show that there is need to expose learners to basic concepts in a given topic. This prepares them...

Ffects Of Advance Organizers On Students' Achievement And Attitude Towards Learning Biology In Secondary Schools In Kilifi County, Kenya

Biology is one of the science subjects taught in Kenyan secondary schools. It provides a foundation subjectfor the health sciences, agriculture, biotechnology and environmentalscience. However, secondary school students in Kenya have continued to perform poorly in  Biology in the KCSE national examination. This is an indication that most students do not acquire requisite knowledge and skills during Biology lessons. This is partly attributed to the instructional approa...

Effects Of Computer Based Mastery Learning Approach On Secondary School Students’ Achievement And Motivation In Biology In Bomet District, Kenya

The knowledge of biology is applied in many aspects of human life including genetic engineering, population control, branches of medicine and environmental conservation. It has a significant role to play in enhancing the country’s socio-economic development by enabling exploitation of land, animal and other natural and human resources. Inspite of this, the overall achievement in biology in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) has been poor. Approaches u...

Effects Of Collaborative Concept Mapping Teaching Approach On Secondary School Students’ Achievement And Motivation To Learn Biology In Nakuru North Subcounty, Kenya.

ABSTRACT Biology is a key science subject in the Kenyan Secondary School Curriculum. However, evidence available indicates that students’ achievement in the subject has been poor. One of the factors attributed to this poor achievement is the teaching approaches used by teachers, with teacher-centered approaches being pre-dominant. This study sought to address the problem of ineffective instruction by teachers by investigating effects of Collaborative Concept Mapping Teaching Approach ...


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