Ma. Socorro G. Leong-on, Bibiana Espina
Abstract: Cellular respiration is one of the difficult topics to learn in Biology. This situation calls for a development of an instructional package for this topic. This study was conducted to design and develop an instructional package for the topic cellular respiration and to evaluate it. The instructional package made use of the 5E’s model. The evaluation form for both print and non-print of the Learning Resources Management and Development System (LRMDS) of the Dept. of Education, 2009, of the Philippines were used by the experts in the field for evaluation. Result showed that the print part of the instructional package was rated by the evaluators excellent in format, presentation and organization and accuracy and up to datedness of information. The content was rated very good. The print part of the instructional package covered all the development of desirable values and traits among Filipino students. The top values perceived by the evaluators on the instructional package were enhancement of the scientific attitude and reasoning, desire for excellence, helpfulness/ teamwork/cooperation, ability to tell the right and wrong and critical and creative thinking. While the videos (non-print material) were rated excellent in all areas of evaluation such as content, instructional, technical qualities and other findings. The instructional package that was developed can be used to teach grade 12 students in their Biology subject under STEM track based on the evaluation of the experts. It conforms to the standards of the Learning Resources Management and Development System (LRMDS) of the Dept. of Education, 2009, of the Philippines.
Keywords: instructional material/package, cellular respiration, biology, STEM track