Enhancing Pupils' Understanding of the Human Skeleton Using a Designed Human Skeletal Model
Keywords:teaching learning material (TLM), basic school, pupils, skeletal model, human skeleton, science teachers
The research was necessitated due to the researcher's experience of the difficulty of pupils of Pepease Presbyterian Basic Six in the understanding of the human skeleton. The total number of thirty-three pupils in this class, Pepease Presbyterian Basic Six was the population of this study which employed an action research method. The study revealed that pupils performed better in a lesson on the human skeleton aided by the skeletal model designed by the researcher than when presented theoretically. The research instruments employed in this study were interview, test and questionnaire. The model of the human skeleton, designed teaching and learning material used served its purpose so well and this reflected in pupils' performance which had improved remarkably after the intervention. The present study, therefore, recommends intermittent in-service training for Science Teachers especially those in the remote areas on how to design improvised materials for the various topics in the Basic Schools Science Syllabus.