AN INVESTIGATION OF STUDENT KNOWLEDGE ON CLIMATIC CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION IN SOME SELECTED SCHOOLS
The study investigate student knowledge a Climate Change and Environmental Preservation in Surulere and Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The research work sought to investigate students understanding of environmental concepts and climatic change, if gender difference exists in student knowledge of climatic change as well as if type of school (Public and Private) attended and school location (Urban or rural) has any relationship on student knowledge of climatic change and environmental issues.
This study was carried out in Eight public senior secondary schools in Surulere and Lagos mainland local government area of Lagos State.
Data was collected by administration of students questionnaire comprising questions on climatic change and environmental issues. Data analysis was performed and the following finding were made;
i. Student have poor knowledge on climatic change and environmental preservation as students have learning difficulties in these concepts.
ii. Gender differences exist in student knowledge on climate change and environmental preservation.
iii. There is a high relationship between type of school attended (Rural or Urban) and school location (Rural or Urban) on students knowledge on climate change and environmental preservation.
Based on this findings some recommendation were made’
· Government should provide a valuable service to the community, both by promoting environmental education and awareness.
· Science Teachers should be trained with a clear goal and understanding of the new and effective techniques of climate change and environmental issues.
It can be conducted from this study that student poor knowledge on climate change and environmental issues is as a result of learning difficulties faced by students and science related subjects such as geography and chemistry that are made optional to senior secondary school students.
TOPIC: AN INVESTIGATION INTO STUDENTS KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CLIMATIC CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION.
1.1BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Climate refers to the average weather condition over more than thirty years. The climate of an region depends on many factors including the amount of sunlight it receive, its height above sea level, the shape of land and how close it is to ocean.
Global climate of the description of the climate of the planet as while, with all the regional difference average. Overall global climate depends on the energy trapped in the system. This amount are different for different climate. Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution weather over periods of time that range form decades to millions of years.
In recent usage, especially in the context of environmental policy, climate change usually refers to changes in modern climate. It may be qualified as anthropogenic climate change more generally known as “global warning”. Over hundred years ago, people world wide began burning more coal and oil for homes factors and transpiration burning these fossil full releases carbondioxide and other greenhouse effects gases into the atmosphere to warm more quickly than in the past.