Using Unmodified Real Things in Teaching Sciences as Innovative and Creative Method in Educational System

11 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2016

Date Written: October 13, 2016


Teaching is a noble profession which needs a practical approach to concepts being taught in the classroom. Therefore, as the teacher presents a topic, in lesson and demonstrates on the concept, unmodified real things is very important for the learners’ comprehension and retention of the facts. Unmodified real things refer to using real things as they are, unaltered only sometimes when they have been removed from their original real life environments. All their parts are intact, size and can function on being alive, for example algae, frog, butterfly and so on. The problem is nowadays teachers do not use unmodified real things in teaching sciences (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) and leads to poor retention of concepts and facts taught. Some learners also are from some regions where such things are uncommon. The main objective is to investigate why teachers are not using unmodified real things in teaching biology in secondary schools. Survey method will be used through questionnaires to collect data from teachers of biology in secondary schools in Lodwar town, Turkana County. Data will be analyzed and presented in graphs and tables. The findings will be important to the learners because unmodified real things is advantageous as learners become familiar with objects in their surrounding and also learners will benefit by observing them alive, manipulate and use them to discover their characteristics, their operations, actions or their behaviors. It is concluded that learners in sciences need this creative and innovative method for the purpose high retention and comprehension of what is taught the classroom. So the research recommends science teachers to use the method regularly.

Keywords: Unmodified, Real, Creative, Innovative,Sciences

Suggested Citation

Okebiro, Gilbert, Using Unmodified Real Things in Teaching Sciences as Innovative and Creative Method in Educational System (October 13, 2016). Available at SSRN: or

Gilbert Okebiro (Contact Author)

Kisii University, Students ( email )


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