The Effect of Home Related Science Activities on Students’ Performance in Basic Science

B.J. Obomanu, J.N. Akporehwe


Our study investigated the effect of utilizing home related science activities on student’s performance in some basic science concepts. The concepts considered were heart energy, ecology and mixtures. The sample consisted of two hundred and forty (240) basic junior secondary two (BJSS11) students drawn from a population of five thousand and seventy six (5,076) students in two Local Government Areas of Bayelsa State. A quasi-experimental with a pretest posttest control group design was adopted. The data was analyzed using means, standard deviations, t-test and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The results showed that home related science activities enhanced students’ performance in basic science concepts better than utilizing only school science or classroom activities. It was also revealed that gender and the interaction between gender and approach were not significant. It was recommended among others that teachers while teaching science should domesticate their teaching of science by citing relevant examples from the home background of the students to enhance performance.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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