School Environment and Academic performance of SS1 Chemistry Students
22 Pages Posted: 25 May 2021
Date Written: May 24, 2021
This research work examined the use of home materials in the teaching of Thermochemistry to SS1 Chemistry students in rural and urban schools. Home materials like used ; fermentation fruit juices, heating capacities wood, induced thermal decomposition of shellfish shell powder and dissolution of glucose were used for the experiment. A total of 100 senior secondary one chemistry students were involved in the study. The sample was made up of 60 males and 40 females from two secondary schools in Ikom Local Government Areas in Cross River State, Nigeria. The design for the study was pre-test post-test control design. Chemistry Achievement Test (Cat) was used to collect data for the study Kinder Richardson Formula 21 was used to establish reliability of Cat. The reliability of Cat was 0.84. Analysis of covariance and descriptive statistics was used for data analysis. Findings showed a non-significant difference in relation to type of school environment and sex. It was recommended that teachers be innovative and resourceful using materials found at home to teach Chemistry concepts. This is so as type of school environment does not affect learning but materials used in teaching.
Keywords: Home materials, School Environment, Academic performance, Chemistry , and Students.
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