International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 12, Part E (2018)
Using soil profile model as an aid to enhance the understanding of the concept of soil profile among basic four (4) pupils’ of Fodome – Hloma E.P. primary
John Yao Afetsu, Maxwell Seyram Kumah and Daniel Kodzo Ahadzi
The soil profile is where the secrets of the soil and landscape around it are hidden. The soil profile is defined as a vertical section of the soil that is exposed by a soil pit. A soil pit is also explained as a hole that is dug from the surface of the soil to the underlying bedrock.
The paper was to help address poor understanding of soil profile using a model soil profile to enhance the understanding of the concept among basic four pupils at Fodome – Hloma in the Hohoe Municipality. In all, 10 out of 18 pupils were selected for the purpose of the study. Descriptive statistics such as means and simple percentages distribution were used to analyze the data collected. The study showed that, poor teaching method and lack of teaching learning materials contribute to the poor performance of pupils in integrated science lesson. The result revealed that the pre-test mean performance was 2.0 while the post-test mean performance was 9.2. The mean sores therefore established that there are differences between the use of teaching and learning resources in the classrooms and when they are not use in teaching particularly at the basic schools. It is recommended that integrated science teachers should make the teaching of science practical by using teaching and learning materials effectively and by adopting child-centered approach to teaching and learning.
How to cite this article:
John Yao Afetsu, Maxwell Seyram Kumah and Daniel Kodzo Ahadzi. Using soil profile model as an aid to enhance the understanding of the concept of soil profile among basic four (4) pupils’ of Fodome – Hloma E.P. primary. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(12): 307-312.