| Published: June 30, 2017
A Study of Impact of Laboratory on Academic Performance of 9th Class Students in Science Subject
The laboratory has been given a central and distinctive role in science education, and science educators have suggested that rich benefits in learning accrue from using laboratory activities. The present study was carried out to assess the impact of laboratory on academic performance of 9th class students of Jammu city in science subject in private schools of Jammu city. In the present study, the data was based on the sample of 250 students of 9th grade level, 125 student’s males and 125 females from five Private schools of Jammu city. The Incidental sampling technique was employed for this purpose. The academic performance of students in science subject was identified on the basis of records maintained by the schools. Questionnaire related to the laboratory usage for learning science subject was prepared specifically by the investigator for students. The results of the present study revealed that the female students used more of laboratory as compared to the male students. The study also showed that the students of age group 12 years used more laboratories for learning science subject as compared to that of 13 and 14 years students in Private schools. The results revealed that some students were facing problems in usage of laboratory. Overall it was found that there was a positive impact of laboratory usage on students’ science achievement. The results have wider implications for the stakeholders.
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© 2017 Bajaj S
Received: April 28, 2017; Revision Received: June 21, 2017; Accepted: June 30, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017