Developing Self Constructed Visual Instructional Materials for The Lesson About Comets

Teaching astronomy as its own subject in secondary schools
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: noon - 1:30 p.m.
, UTC: 9:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Education plays a vital role in the development of the society. Quality education can be achieved through creative and effective instructional materials.

Therefore, this study aimed to increase the achievement of learning competencies in comets through self-constructed visual instructional materials. Descriptive method of research was employed wherein standardized diagnostic and achievement test was administered to the grade 8 students of Pasig Catholic College with a total population of 437 and the self-constructed visual instructional materials was used in the discussion of the lessons.


Paul Anton Mahinay is a Junior High School Science Teacher in the Philippines. He finished Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Biological Science and currently with units in Graduate Diploma in Astronomy, a ladderized program for Master of Science in Astronomy.
He is also an artist who used his talent in painting in teaching Science.

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