The Development of Achievement of Level 4students in Chemistry by Using Robot andEmbedded Technology.gy Mr.Satapisat Kraisee Kanthararom School, The High School at Kanthararom, Si Sa Ket Province, Thailand
Project D P j t Description i tiThe objectives of this research 1. To assess the effectiveness of using robots and artificial intelligence as teaching materials. 2. To evaluate the students’ satisfaction after studying in Plastics course which is one of the Chemistry core courses. y
Project D P j t Description i tiThe research tools 1. The implementation of robots and artificial g intelligence. 2. The academic achievement test. 3. 3 The students satisfaction questionnaire students’ questionnaire.
Project D P j t Description i ti The 1. Engagement learning 2. Embedment of robot p plan Technology consists 3. Exploration 6 4. Explanation pprocedures 5. Elaboration 6. Evaluation
Project DP j t Description i tiA fter the analysis and interpretationof the collected data it turns out that data,the students are extremely satisfiedwith th i l ith the implementation of robots and t ti f b t dartificial intelligence in Plastics course.
Engagement • First I use robots in an activity in which the students can participate like a game where robots carry plates in different colors to the provided area.
Engagement . Another teaching material is the machine that can separate plastics from metal junk. Then I give them a chance t discuss why plastics are so i h to di h l ti important in t ti human’s daily life and what are the pros and cons of using plastics.
Embedmentof robotTechnology • After that, I start teaching them about robots technology. They can enjoy assembling a simple robot and also learn how it operates mechanically
Exploration • I encourage them to explore more about plastics by researching. Then, researching Then together they can discuss and choose an appropriate test method to find out more about plastics general properties
Explanation The students have to present their work by using Microsoft PowerPoint and discuss the test results with their teacher and peers. At this point, the students should reach the conclusion about the definition, structure and properties of plastics
Elaboration They can combine the fundamental knowledge about plastics with the previous lesson about robots design and all the sample robots to create their own robot for environmental protection
ElaborationThey also have to present their inspiration, the concept, their designideas and how they apply scientific principles into their workingprocess. I just want my students to enjoy learning about plastics inChemistry courses. From this activity, instead of just learning bymemorizing f t they can l i i facts, th learn b applying k by l i knowledge i class l d in labout plastics to analyzing and solving problems found in theprocess of creating robots
The students can design their robotshowever they like without any limitations.They can put forward any ideas as longas those ideas are on rational basis oremploy some of the scientific knowledge.In order to build the robot forenvironmental protection, they should beable to explain and solve the problems byusing scientific p g principles and some of the psynthesized knowledge or any otherrelevant experience. When each grouppresents their project, their peers shouldparticipate in discussion, exchangingopinions and evaluation.
Dr. Detchai Duangsang, our principal encourages g g gscience teachers to learn about robots technologyso that we can apply the knowledge to ourteaching practice for science classes. By usingrobots and artificial intelligence as teachingmaterials, I believe that the students willunderstand that the more you learn, the more theywill be prepared for the life in the 21st century. Theywill be equipped for work, become independentand become a dutiful citizen of the society.Moreover, other teachers in the sciencedepartment help me tremendously in planning planning,designing and adjusting the Chemistry curriculum.Also, the staff from Thai Teachers TV also help inpublicizing this teaching practice. I am certain thatthis project can become an inspiration for otherThai teachers to develop their teaching practice.
After comparing the students’ score gpre and post studying this course by usingdependent t-test, the correlation coefficient of0.1 that is strongly statistically significantsuggests the success of this teaching practice. practiceMoreover, from all of the 48 students in theclass, it turns out that they are extremelysatisfied with this course and the standarddeviation score for students’ satisfaction is 0.59 This teaching practice becomessuccessful because it encourages the studentsto be enthusiastic and it makes them feel moreengaged by using concrete samples to introducethem to the course itself.The students canexpress their opinions and creativity andexchange them with their peers. Under theteacher’s supervision, they have an opportunityto develop their analytical skills and solve theproblems by themselves which will make themprogress and become more self-independent.