The usefulness and impact of ChemSaga as a tool to teach periodic table of elements
Kevin Clyde A. ONG1 and Joji D. LINAUGO2
1Bacolod City National High School, Bacolod City, Philippines
2Department of Education – Division of Negros Occidental, Bacolod City, Philippines
Corresponding author’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This paper determined the usefulness and impact on students’ academic achievement of an educational board game. Researcher-designed “ChemSaga” reinforce the conceptual topics of Periodic Table of Elements. The game tests learned skills and concepts regarding history of the Periodic Table of Elements, positions of elements that are found in the Periodic Table of Elements, and periodic trends. The experiment was implemented to 44 Grade 8 students of Mansilingan AgroIndustrial High School. The students’ level of satisfaction and acceptability to the game as an educational tool were evaluated using a 5-point Likert-type scale. The results showed that students well accepted the game “ChemSaga.” The distribution of students’ responses in the survey is the majority “satisfactory” score in both students’ level of satisfaction and level of acceptability. Findings also showed that there is no significant difference in the students’ academic achievement after exposure to educational board game across different sexes. Therefore, the game is applicable regardless of the students’ sex. The game successfully helped improve students’ academic performance in reinforcing their background and foundations in the Periodic Table of Elements, providing enjoyable activities in the classroom and enabling the socialization of the students.
Keywords: Science education, Chemistry, Periodic Table of Elements, Educational Board Games, Quasi-Experimental Research, Central Philippines
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