Student Development: Implementation of Water Rocket Media as a Project-Based Learning Tool to Improve the Literacy of Junior High School Students during the Pandemic

Rizkie Dwi Putra, Asri Wibawa Sakti

Abstract


The current change in learning patterns looks massive at all levels of education due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This research is aimed at empirically testing the effect of water rocket media as a project-based learning tool with the target of increasing the numeracy literacy of grade VIII junior high school students during the Covid-19 pandemic. This analysis involves students, parents, and teachers in junior high schools as the object of research. This study uses a questionnaire method with Pre-test and Post-Test as a data collection tool. Results From the Pre-test and post-test data showed a significant increase in the average value from 19.9 to 45.0%. Thus it can be stated that the application of project based learning affects students' understanding. This study also found that project-based learning has provided a conducive environment for students to be creative and design technological products. Students also become more active, enthusiastic, critical, and creative in learning physics.

Keywords


Pandemic; Project based learning; Rocket; Students; Water

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