Tops Learning Systems (TOPS)

Hands-On Science for Children

Children and young people need better science and technology skills in order to succeed in school, careers and everyday life. This project will make science teaching and learning interesting, fun and relevant to Ghanaian children by involving them in hands-on activities they will enjoy.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 June 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 May 2015




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There is an urgent need for innovative programs to change young people’s notion that science is a difficult subject to study. Research in 2008 revealed poor teaching methods, few basic equipment to teach science in schools and no culturally appropriate curriculum materials as barriers preventing young people from taking interest in pursuing science subjects to higher levels. It is important that we take action early in primary schools to encourage children to see value in learning science.


Tops Learning Systems will establish a new science centre for children in Ghana to develop and disseminate hands-on and fun activity lessons that make science interesting and relevant to children. The centre will provide children with exploration and exciting experiences in learning science to inspire and motivate them. Teachers will receive professional development and training in inspiring children to learn science through play processes.