Using Bar Magnets and Magnetic Substances to Enhance the Understanding of Magnetism Among Basic Five (5) Pupils At Offinso College Of Education Practice School

December 12, 2018


The objective of this research was to help the pupils of Offinso College of Education Practice School specifically, basic five pupils to overcome the difficult understanding of the concept of magnetism. The study involved the use of interview, questionnaire and observation as instruments to solicit for information about pupils’ previous and current performances before and after the intervention scheme was implemented. The researcher use bars of magnet and magnetic substance as an intervention to assist the pupils of Offinso College of Education Practice School Basic five to overcome the poor understanding of the magnetism concept. The findings revealed that the use of proper teaching methods as well as the appropriate teaching and learning materials will enhance or improve pupils’ poor understanding of the concept of magnetism in basic five. The researcher also has the belief that if his suggestions are taken into proper consideration, pupils’ difficulty in understanding and their low interest in science shall remain a thing of the past.


Magnetism, understanding, teaching methods


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Author Details

Augustine Adjei

Baidoo Emmanuel Hope

Peter Bilatam Mayeem

Daniel Adjei Mensah

Richard Nwinnaalu Abu