Low-Cost Apparatus from Locally Available Materials for Teaching-Learning Science
Learning science should start with hands on experiences that the child is familiar with and not with abstract definitions about what science is. Low cost apparatus from locally available materials believed to enrich the capacity to observe, explain and do real science in primary schools and increases the quality of learning. Hence the purposes of this action research were twofold: i) to design and produce appropriate low cost apparatus from locally available materials that can be used in teaching-learning science in primary schools, and ii) to compare cost and efficiency of the apparatus constructed using the low cost locally available materials with standard factory produced ones. Comparatively the low cost materials offered an alternative solution to do science in classrooms under difficult financial constraints.