Chemistry Games With Kitchen Resources and Students’ Academic Performance in Electronic Configuration

11 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2021

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Cecilia Nja

University of Calabar - Department of Science Education

Date Written: June 9, 2021

Abstract

Kitchen resources such as green, brown red, white and multi colored beans were used to play electronic configuration games. The sample comprised of 100 students drawn from two secondary schools in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State. The sample was made up of 60 females and 40 males. Chemistry achievement test (Cat) was used to collect data for the research. Richardson formula 21 was used to establish reliability for Cat, it was 0.79. The research used quasi experimental design. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) and descriptive statistics were used in the analysis of data. It was observed that teaching electronic configuration using kitchen resources to play games enhanced the academic performance of Chemistry students. The null hypothesis which stated that there is no significant relationship between students’ academic achievement when taught electronic configuration with kitchen games and without was rejected. The second hypothesis with respect to gender was retained as the result was not significant. Teachers are encouraged to play games using kitchen resources in the teaching of electronic configuration to make the learning environment relax which will make learning effective.

Keywords: beans, games, kitchen resources, teachers, and students

Suggested Citation

Nja, Cecilia, Chemistry Games With Kitchen Resources and Students’ Academic Performance in Electronic Configuration (June 9, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3863634 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3863634

Cecilia Nja (Contact Author)

University of Calabar - Department of Science Education ( email )

Calabar
Nigeria

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