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Pedro Guevara Memorial National High School
Santa Cruz, Laguna
AN ACTION
RESEARCH FOR
S.Y. 2005-2006

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Enhancing Students Performance in
Research Through the Use of
Science Investigatory Project

Prepared by:

JUvy L. Tobias

Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Region IV-A CALABARZON
Division of Laguna
Pedro Guevara Memorial National High School
Santa Cruz, Laguna

August 1, 2005
DR. LILIA T. REYES
Schools Division Superintendent
Division of Laguna
Santa Cruz, Laguna

Dear Madam:

The undersigned would like to ask your permission to allow her to conduct an action research on “Enhancing Students Performance in Research Through the Use of Science Investigatory Project.” The course of action if schedule will start on July 11, 2005 after the pretest and is expected to finish on September 11, 2005.

Hoping for your prompt and favorable response on this matter.

Thank you very much. God Bless!

Respectfully Yours,

JUVY L. TOBIAS

Noted:

ERLINDA R. ARIVE
ESI - Science

Approved:

CIELO S. BERNARDINO
Asst. Schools Division Superintendent - OIC
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Region IV - A CALABARZON
Division of Laguna
Pedro Guevara Memorial National High School
Santa Cruz, Laguna

AN ACTION RESEARCH FOR
S.Y. 2005-2006

Area:Enhancing Students Performance in Research Through the Use of Science Investigatory Project

Problem:What is the effect of using the science investigatory project on the performance of the students in Research?

I. Problem Situation
The advent of new and up-to-date curriculum has brought into focus the need to match the new science programs with the appropriate teaching method.

As applied to classroom teaching, method has something to do with the way a teacher communicates the subject to the students. The strategy should include regular steps to guide the mental processes of the learners in mastering the subject being presented to them.

The Science Investigatory Project (SIP) is an undertaking for science students which need an application of certain scientific principles and ideas. One of its aims is to develop one’s capacity in order to actively and effectively participate in the solution of problems being faced by the community through the application of rational and creative thinking process in search for the solution of the problem.

For four years of teaching Research I in Pedro Guevara Memorial National High School, the researcher observed that the students are not aware of the important contribution of the research to man’s life. They tend to ignore it as a subject, which is manifested by their negative attitude towards it and low performance in the Research subject. Students belonging to the Special Science Classes are expected to acquire high performance knowing the fact that the Special Science Curriculum adopts technology enriched science curriculum. It is developed around the major conceptual schemes, skills and values that are relevant to the needs of the society. Hence, the assumption is, the students will gain enough knowledge and skills through their experiences which are essential in solving a particular problem.

It is on this premise that the study was conducted, to use the Science Investigatory Project as a means to enhance students’ performance in Research.

II. Preliminary Investigation
The performance of the students in Research for the last five (5) years showed that the students in Pedro Guevara Memorial National High School seemed to neglect their Research I subject as evident by their grades.

On the average, the computed grades of the 138 third year students from three (3) Special Science...
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