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…

Exploring Projectile Motion Using an Interactive Simulation

ANOTHER INTERESTING topic in physics is projectile motion. It is a little more challenging than horizontal motion and free fall, because, in fact, it involves both. Projectiles move vertically and horizontally at the same time. If we look around, a lot of things move that way. Understanding of this type…

Linking Physics Lessons to Disaster Consciousness Month

JULY IS the National Disaster Consciousness Month in the Philippines. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council work with other agencies in promoting awareness on emergencies and disasters. The efforts are usually focused on typhoons and flashfloods. Earthquakes, too, are a potential hazard to our locality, what with the Philippines…

Independent Learning

WHEN I hear feedback from my students that I don’t explain my lessons thoroughly in the classroom, I don’t feel bad. In fact, I feel glad about it. I really intend not to give explanations to my students. I prefer that they themselves seek answers to their questions. Let me…

Start the School Year Right: Set Clear Goals

IT’S THE start of the school year again. It won’t hurt if we make a plan before we embark on a new journey. In fact, I find it very important to set clear goals in order to see better where we are headed. Personally, I make plans for myself. I…

Mindanaoan Teachers attend English Language Camp

NINETY-NINE teachers from Regions IX and XII and ARMM attended the Tudlo Mindanao English Language Camp (ELC) at the Batangas Country Club, Batangas City, May 11-20, 2012. The 10-day intensive training aimed to increase the competence of teachers in using English and ICT for professional and technical purposes; to train…

AlSci Researchers win Silver Medal in International Research Olympiad

STUDENT RESEARCHERS from Alabel National Science High School brought home a silver medal from the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering and Environment Project Olympiad (I-SWEEEP) 2012 on May 3-6, 2012 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Jewelle Mae P. Solijon, Sergia Virginia A. Gepitulan, and Angelica Francesca…

Getting Ready for K-12

THE SCHOOL year 2012-2013 marks the beginning of the implementation of the K-12 curriculum in public schools. That means, Kindergarten is now mandatory. The current first year to fourth year high school shall now be called grades 7-10. After four more years, there shall be grades 11 and 12. The…

AlSci Researchers, big winners in National Science Quest

ONCE AGAIN, Alabel National Science High School researchers did Region XII and Sarangani Province proud with their recent feat at the National Science Quest, bringing home a Championship trophy and three other victories. The team composed of Sergia Virginia Gepitulan, Jewelle Mae Solijon, and Angelica Tumbocon was adjudged Champion in the…

6 AlSci students make it to the MSU-SASE top 20

IN THIS year’s Mindanao State University’s Scholastic Aptitude and Scholarship Exam (MSU-SASE), six students of Alabel National Science High School made it to the top 20. The topnotch students are: Jan Kristia Bacerra (14th), Jewelle Mae Solijon (17th), Ruhel John Besinga (18th), Wilfred Laurence Labuson (18th), Daniel Joh Florence delos Reyes (19th), and Franz RJ Lumantas (20th). The list includes all the students…