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TRICKS AND GAMES TO LEARN THE CONCEPTS

ON NEWTON'S LAWS OF MOTION

Reina Karen M. Celestino


Cristine Jean L. Castilla

Department of Science and Mathematics Education


College of Education
Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology
Iligan City

March 2009
TRICKS AND GAMES TO LEARN THE CONCEPTS ON

NEWTON'S LAWS OF MOTION

(S.Y 2008 – 2009)

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An Undergraduate Thesis Proposal

Presented to the faculty of the

Department of Science and Mathematics Education

College of Education

MSU – Iligan Institute of Technology

Iligan City

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In partial fulfillment of the

Requirements for the Degree of

Bachelor of Secondary Education

Major in Physics

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Reina Karen M. Celestino

Cristine Jean L. Castilla

March 2009
APPROVAL SHEET

In Partial Fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of bachelor of


Secondary Education major in Physics, this undergraduate thesis entitled
“TRICKS AND GAMES TO LEARN THE CONCEPTS ON NEWTON’S LAWS
OF MOTION” prepared and submitted by Reina Karen M. Celestino and
Cristine Jean L. Castilla is hereby recommended for approval.

MANUEL A. BARQUILLA, Ph.D.


Adviser

______________________
Date

Approved in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of


Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Physics by the panel members with a
grade of _____________.

ANTONIETO S. SEMORLAN CHRISTINE JOY G. GRAVINO


Panel Member Panel Member

Accepted in the Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of


Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Physics.

MONERA SALIC-HAIRULLA PROF. LYDIE D. PEDERANGA


Chairman Dean
Department of Science and College of Education
Mathematics Education
ABSTRACT

Castilla, Cristine Jean L. and Reina Karen M. Celestino, Bachelor of


Secondary Education major in Physics, College of Education, MSU – Iligan
Institute of Technology, Iligan City, March 2009. “TRICKS AND GAMES TO
LEARN THE CONCEPTS ON NEWTON’S LAWS MOTION”. Thesis Adviser:
Manuel A. Barquilla, Ph.D.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The researchers would like to extend their earnest gratitude and

appreciation to:

The faculty of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education for

their heartwarming support and motivation…

Their thesis adviser Manuel A. Barquilla, Pd.D. for correcting the chapters

of their thesis and for the suggestions he gave to make this study possible.

The members of their panel, Mr. Antonieto S. Semorlan and Ms. Christine

Joy G. Gravino for giving constructive criticisms and a cup of helpful advice in

improving their work.

Mr. Sotero Malayao for sharing his statistical wit as he assisted them on

the use of SPSS.

Their classmates and friends for the encouragement and concern.

Their dearest parents – Mr. and Mrs. Atwel A. Castilla,and Mrs. Carmelita

M. Celestino for their unconditional love as manifested through different forms of

support especially financial support.

And above all, to the Almighty Father for paving our way towards the

success of this study by giving them the bounty of wisdom and knowledge and

the zeal in this pursuit.

R.K. and Cristine


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

TITLE PAGE i
APPROVAL SHEET ii
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iii
ABSTRACT iv
TABLE OF CONTENTS vi
LIST OF TABLES vii
LIST OF APPENDICES x

CHAPTER

I THE PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE


Introduction 1
Statement of the Problem 3
Significance of the Study 5
Scope and Limitation 5

Operational Definition of Terms 6

II REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE 7

III RESEARCH METHODOLOGY


Subject of the Study 17
Research Design 17
Methods Used 18
Instruments Used 18
Statistical Tools Used 19

IV RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS 21

V SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND 40


RECOMMENDATIONS

BIBLIOGRAPHY 43

APPENDICES
LIST OF TABLES

Table Page

List of Tricks and Games Developed, Modified and Validated

Rates of the Validating Experts on the Developed Tricks and Games

Comments and Suggestions by Validating Experts

Performance of the Respondents in the Pretest

Performance of the Respondents in the Posttest

Paired T-test Between Pre- and Posttest Performances of the Respondents

Reliability Result for the Researcher-made Attitude Questionnaire

Attitude of the Respondents in the Pre-Attitude Test

Attitude of the Respondents in the Post-Attitude Test

Paired T-test Between Pre- and Post-Attitude Responses of the Respondents

Relationships Between the Pretest Performances and Pre-Attitude Responses

Relationships Between the Posttest Performances and Post-Attitude Responses

Analysis of Variance among Schools in their Pretest Performances

Duncan Test of Pretest Performances Among Schools

Analysis of Variance among Schools in their Posttest Performances

Duncan Test of Posttest Performances Among Schools

Analysis of Variance among Schools in their Pre-Attitude Responses

Duncan Test for Pre-attitude Response Among Schools

Analysis of Variance Among Schools in their Post-Attitude Responses

Duncan Test for Post-Attitude Responses Among Schools


LIST OF APPENDICES

Appendix Page

A Letter to the Principal

B Letter to the Respondents

C List of Tricks and Games

D Rubric for Validation

E Table of Specification

F Test Questionnaire

G Answer Key

H Attitude Test Questionnaire

I Reliability Result

J Sample Computation

K Lesson Plan

L Curriculum Vitae