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· Volume III Issue IV


Aim: Science Education has been widely affected since the COVID-19 Pandemic began. Teaching and Learning Science has never been the same in previous years and challenges were imposed on teachers, most especially on learners. This study determined the challenges encountered by science students amidst COVID-19 Pandemic.

Method: The study made use of the descriptive-correlation method of research. Clustered sampling was utilized in the study. A teacher-made questionnaire was used to gather pertinent data. A total of the ninety-nine (99) Grade 9 students from Talumpok Integrated School took part in the study. The researcher used google Forms for survey questionnaire dissemination which was sent through online platforms and answered by the students. Frequency, percentage, weighted mean, ranking, and Pearson’s r were used to treat the data.

Results: The study revealed that most Grade 9 students had fairly satisfactory performances in science. Students’ learning engagement, learning tasks accomplishment, and attitude towards science were affected during the pandemic as they disagreed with the statements. On the other hand, they agreed that their parents support their science learning as they were involved in the learning process of their child. It was revealed that there is a significant relationship between the science performance of the students and the challenges they encountered in science along with the domains of learning engagement, learning tasks accomplishment, and attitude towards science. On the other hand, there is no significant relationship between science performance and parental involvement. Considering the foregoing, the action plan made by the researcher is believed to help students enhance their science performance.

Conclusions: Students had struggled in learning science during pandemic which reflects their low performance in science. Thus, an action plan was proposed to enhance their performance. The action plan includes a project per domain that may be utilized by the school.

Keywords: Science Education, Science Performance, Attitude towards Science, Parental Involvement, Learning Engagement

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