This study focused on determining the level of
science process skills and attitudes toward biology of 11th
grade STEM students. From the 55 respondents, 56
percent or most of the students are normally in the age
bracket for 11th grade which is 16 years old. Twenty-nine
(29) respondents or 53 percent of the total respondents are
female while twenty-six (26) respondents or 47 percent of
the total respondents are male.
The overall mean for science process skills is 11.67,
which is 65.05 percent, implying that the level of students’
knowledge of science process skills is poor. Also, students
scored higher in basic process skills (40.38%) than in
integrated process skills (22%). Female students obtained
higher scores than males and are less dispersed than males
based on the descriptive statistics used. The overall mean
on Students’ Attitudes toward Biology is 3.15 which on the
used scale, corresponded to “Agree” implying a good level
of students’ attitudes towards biology. Male and female
students have almost the same means indicating that both
groups show positive attitudes toward biology.
In the light of the aforementioned findings, the
following conclusions are drawn:
11th grade STEM students of Victoria National High
School have less experience in controlling variables,
experimenting and interpreting data. This finding may be
due to traditional used of teaching method by the teachers.
The findings in the level of attitudes of 11th grade STEM
students toward biology are generally good. This means
that they show no problem with the teaching and learning
process. This study suggests that teachers should practice
more on doing science process skills especially in
integrated process skills so that they can teach it effectively
with their students.
Science Process Skills; Conventional Teaching; Attitude Towards Science; Higher Order Thinking Skills.