This research work sought to improve on the performance of students through the use of
hands-on instructional approaches in integrated science. An Action Research was used in
this study to improve students‟ performance in integrated science. Second Year General
Art Students of Queen of Peace Senior High School numbering 57 was the sample used
for the study. The research instruments used included observation, interview,
questionnaires and tests. It was observed that these students believed that, integrated
science is difficult and boring hence makes no attempt to excel in the subject. The
students were engaged in activities, group work and constant use of teaching and learning
materials to develop and sustain their interest in the subject.
At the pre-intervention stage, interviews and diagnostic practical tests were used to
assess the magnitude of student‟s problems. Observations were made and student‟s marks
recorded. It was deduced that lack of activities involving learners affected their interest
and performance in integrated science. Duration of eight weeks‟ intervention plan was
designed and implemented to assist students to improve their performance in integrated
A number of recommendations have been made based on the findings of the research
which include the need for teachers to always use varying teaching methods such as
demonstration, practical activities, peer tutoring and discussions to make integrated
science lessons interesting. Also, the performance of Form Two Art Two (2A2) students
of Queen of peace Senior High School improved exceedingly when varying teaching
methods, timely marking of students exercises and effective remedial lessons were
It is hoped that learners will be more engaged in the teaching and learning process so as
to develop and sustain their interest in the subject.
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