Review Questions: Mechanics

HERE ARE review questions in Mechanics covering Newton’s Laws, momentum, and impulse. This multiple choice quiz will close at 8pm tonight, January16.  Make sure you have sent your responses before that time. Review the concepts, using your notes, books, or online resources to make sure you pick the right answers….

Grade 7 Science: What is Light?

Hi, Kids! This is our introductory activity to our new topic: light. All of us have experienced light. You observe everyday that when the sun sets in the afternoon, it becomes dark. When you turn of the lamp at night, it becomes dark. This means that light illuminate our world….

5 Ways to Improve Your Thinking Skills

In this day and age, where competition for jobs and other opportunities is very stiff, one must have a significant edge over others. While talent is innate, skills can be learned and developed. Although being a genius might really be more of nature than nurture, a little self improvement won’t…

GDayX Mindanao gives birth to Google Educators Group GenSan

I WAS lucky to have been invited to speak at the GDayX Mindanao held last Saturday, November 16, 2013 at SM Trade Hall, SM City General Santos. On that same day, Head of Google Outreach South East Asia announced that I was to become the first Google Educators Group leader…

Grade 7-Science Distillation of Seawater

I MADE this video to document simple distillation done in our laboratory. One hour might not be enough to perform this activity, so documenting this will allow my students to revisit what happened during the activity. Teachers in other schools who might not be able to improvise a distillation setup…

SBB: Six Years of Making a Difference

While many people were actively engaged in the midterm elections, over two thousand teenagers and young professionals in Sarangani Province chose to dedicate their time, talent, and energy in volunteer work, helping young children learn how to read. For six years now Quality Education for Sarangani Today (QUEST), an education…

Construction Project: Compound Machine

IT’S ALWAYS good to see my students working their brains out to use what they have learned in the classroom to build something. After we have discussed rotational motion, and work, power, and energy, I asked my students to build a compound machine, with three things in mind: a) functionality,…

2013 AlSci Entrance Exam Results

HERE ARE the lists of pupils who qualified to the INTERVIEW PHASE of the 2013 AlSci Entrance Examination. The names who appear in the lists below should attend the INTERVIEW & ENROLMENT on February 9, 2012 at the AlSci Campus.   QUALIFIERS FROM SCHOOLS WITHIN SARANGANI OUTSIDE SARANGANI For more information,…

Project: Infographic on Enrichment Topics in Electricity

AS WE conclude our lessons on electricity, I asked my students to come up with an infographic on the enrichment topics, electrical safety and electricity economics. I created this infographic below, which summarizes the mechanics of the project. With this project, I aim to integrate ICT in learning physics. Students…

Electricity Lesson: Building Circuits Online

ONE OF my favorite sources of learning materials online is PhET, which is run Colorado University. Here is another activity I designed using a simulation available on the PhET website in teaching basic circuits. Electricity is one interesting topic in Physics because it is a phenomenon that students encounter everyday…