IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 4, April 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Emmanuel Atta Williams
Students of Saint John’s Secondary School, Sekondi-Ghana were made to acquire scientific skills in physics during the practical sessions. The treatment was investigated using a randomized pretest –protest experimental design. The performance of thirty (30) students who constituted the experimental group was compared with other thirty (30) students who constituted the control group. Both groups offered Biology with Physics and Chemistry as their electives. The homogeneity in the entry behaviors of the two groups was determined using the two-tailed F-test analysis of variance at 5 % level of significance. Similarly, the t-test analysis of means was invoked for the post-test. The two-tailed t-test performance for 58 degrees of freedom gave a critical value of 2.00 at the 2.5 % probability level. This value was then compared with calculated t-value of 3.17 and it was found that the treatment was effective. The research therefore recommended the approach for the use by teachers to help students to acquire some scientific skills in physics and science in general.