Easy Way of Teaching Balancing of Chemical Equations at the Junior, and Senior High Schools and Colleges of Education, Using Activity-Based Approach

Authors

  • Salifu Abdallah Gambaga College of Education, Gambaga, North East Region, Ghana
  • Moses Kojo Asare Tamale College of Education, Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana
  • Tahiru Zingani Haruna Tamale College of Education, Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana
  • Fuseini Alhassan Alasa E.P. College of Education, Bimbilla

Keywords:

balancing, activity, laboratory; equations, chemical symbols, science, teachers, students, intervention, pre-intervention and post-intervention

Abstract

Science education is a good foundation for growth and development of every nation. This research tried
finding the causes for the poor performances, reported in science, which is desirous of mammoth
attention, using observation, interview and test. About 50 teachers and 50 students were interviewed in
the process and the findings revealed that both teachers and students are part of the blame for the poor
performances of students in science subjects and especially the chemistry component, which is driven
largely by chemical equations. The JHS, SHS and Colleges of Education science teachers, students,
administrators, curriculum planners, as well as parents and the government, hereby faced with the
challenge of creating interest, and providing enabling environment, for the effective and efficient teaching
of balancing of chemical equations in particular and the sciences in general to secure the future of the
country. Pre and post-intervention processes indicated that there was improvement in the students’
performance after the intervention. Adequate teaching and learning materials should be made available
for activity-based lessons like ‘Balancing of Chemical Equations’.

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Published

2021-09-30

How to Cite

Abdallah, S. ., Asare, M. K. ., Haruna, T. Z. ., & Alasa, F. A. . . (2021). Easy Way of Teaching Balancing of Chemical Equations at the Junior, and Senior High Schools and Colleges of Education, Using Activity-Based Approach . ADRRI Journal of Physical and Natural Sciences, 4(2 (4) July -September), 11-29. Retrieved from https://journals.adrri.org/index.php/adrrijpns/article/view/690