Efficacy of Computerized Molecular Model in Enhancing Science Process Skills of Secondary Level Students

  • G Balraj Ph.D. Research Scholar (PT), Department of Education Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
  • R Ramnath Research Supervisor, Department of Education Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

The study of science is always innovative and interest. The science is meant for an inquiry which creates speculation among the students at every segment of the learning. The study of science is complex also because of its internationalism and innovations. Thus, science study has its own simplicity and complexity. There are many factors involve in reducing such complexity. The technology is one among them. The computerized molecular modeling (CMM) is one of the technological strategies of learning chemistry which is widely utilizing. The present study aims to verify the efficacy of CMM in enhancing students’ Science process skills in chemistry to prove its consistency and permanency in learning. Based on the above features, it is observed that the CMM will play a pivotal role in enhancing the science process skills of the secondary level students in general and process skills of chemistry in particular. Hence, an endeavour has been taken to prove efficacy of CMM in bringing up the performance of the secondary level students in science through science process skills. The science process skills are the tools for both the groups of the present study. 80 Students from IX standard were chosen as sample by using simple random sampling technique. They were further fission in to 40 each in the control and experimental group. Since the score of the science process skills is more in the experimental group than control group, it is inferred that they were able to enhance the science process skills through CMM. The computerised molecular model had a good efficacy in improving students’ science process skills irrespective of their confounding variables. Therefore, this present investigation concludes the CMM can be used as an instructional and learning strategy to the various tiers of students”.

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2018-03-29
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Balraj, G., & Ramnath, R. (2018). Efficacy of Computerized Molecular Model in Enhancing Science Process Skills of Secondary Level Students. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 6(2), 42-51. Retrieved from https://www.shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/education/article/view/2636
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