1.1 Background to the Study
Science is a systematic study of natural phenomena and technology is knowledge put to practical use in solving man’s problems. Many great Authors like John Dewey (1966) said that the science of various disciplines grew gradually out of useful social occupations or human activities. Therefore the need to develop students’ interest in science and technology is one of the objectives of science education. With global scientific and technological advancement occurring rapidly, declining students’ achievement in science courses is a worldwide concern that has led to science education reform efforts on an international scale. Today’s society depends on development of science and technology, teachers are expected to device ways of improving the interest and achievement in science and science-related disciplines.