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The use of only traditional teaching methods in science class in this 21st century of rapid development in ICT subject students to learn scientific concepts passively. This paper therefore, is an attempt to examine the teaching and learning of science using animation and simulation strategies and determined if there is any significant difference in the performance of students exposed to traditional method only and those exposed to animation and simulation strategies incorporated into traditional teaching methods. Empirical studies revealed successes in the use of animation and simulation all over the world with a lot of benefits as these strategies encourage active learning and sustains students’ interest thereby enhancing their academic performances. With the availability of simulation courseware and soft ware online, teaching and learning of science can now become active, enhance students’ performance and interest in science. It is recommended that with the creation and availability of virtual laboratories, simulation courseware and software on internet, science teachers should direct students in the learning of science with animation and simulation strategies and conduct laboratory experiments online in a safe and interactive manner where they can observe, explore, recreate, and receive immediate feedback about real objects, phenomena, and processes that would otherwise be too complex, time-consuming, or dangerous.
Animation, Science, simulation, traditional teaching methods, virtual lab
Ikpotokin Sunday Atabhotor , Ojutalayo Mobolanle Kofoworola "Science Teaching And Learning Using Animation And Simulation Strategies In Nigerian" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 4 Issue 2 2020 Page 73-82
Ikpotokin Sunday Atabhotor , Ojutalayo Mobolanle Kofoworola "Science Teaching And Learning Using Animation And Simulation Strategies In Nigerian" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 4(2)