Title

Mobile lab pack in teaching physics for secondary level, their academic performance and attitudes towards science

Date of Award

2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Science Education

Department

Biology

First Advisor

Soto, Cornelia C., Ph.D.

Abstract

This study addresses the question of whether the Mobile Lab Pack in Teaching Physics is a better learning resource material to develop science process skills and increase the academic performance and attitudes towards Science through hands-on learning. It also sought to examine the possible relationship between academic performance and attitude towards Science of secondary level students. The Analysis, Design, Develop, Implementation, and Evaluation Model, known as ADDIE, a model of Instructional Design was employed in the development of the learning resources and materials. The study was conducted with two groups of Grade 7 students, each group with 40 samples. Four assessments tools were administered in the conduct of the study: a teacher-made Science Achievement and Process Skills Test comprising of 45 items was used for academic performances; Colorado Learning Attitudes in Science Survey (CLASS) for the assessment of attitude toward Sciences; Survey Questionnaire for Process Skills for process skills assessments, and Evaluation Checklist for P6-MOLAB in evaluating the learning resources and materials. The study found that Mobile Lab Pack in Teaching Physics could be a better learning resource material for Grade 7 Physics in the teaching and learning of Physics topics such as motion, heat, light as a wave, sounds, and electricity. The results have shown that applying ADDIE Model of instructional design in providing learning materials for hands-on learning could increase students academic performance and attitude towards science. The study also found that there is significant relationship between academic performance and attitude and that physics mobile lab is a potential learning resource material in understanding Physics.

Comments

The B5.M244 2019

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