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Drying vs. Evaporation

The M2/2 science class students conducted the experiment to understand the concepts between evaporation and drying process. The students were having confusion why evaporation and drying are two different.
To understand the principles of the two terminologies-evaporation and drying, students created two different activities to see the difference between the two. Evaporation technique was one of their activities and the drying was another one. To conceptualize the activity, they started to measure the amount of water to put into the beaker. Each beaker contains 100 ml of water. One of those was used for evaporation through a boiling process. Another beaker with 100 ml of water was being exposed through a direct sunlight. This was too simple activity but yet fun and helpful for the students to understand the two concepts.

While doing the activity, some of them were already visualized and understand what evaporation and drying is. They were discussing their thoughts and learning at the same time. When the experiment was done, most of them understand the difference between evaporation and drying. Presentation of their finished work was performed by groups and it was well done.

Posted in MEP-SEP & COMMUNITY, Science, Teachers' Activities

Pig’s Heart Anatomy

It is very difficult to understand the circulatory system if you do not understand the organs involve in it. To understand the circulatory system, one must understand the main organ of it which is the HEART.

The complexity of the heart made the students difficult to understand in theory; however, by this dissection activity, the students were able to see the structure outside and inside of the heart which made them understand easier. The M2/2 students used the heart of the pig as their subject for dissection. Everyone was excited to do the dissection process because this activity was very fresh to them. When you look at them, you can feel their eagerness and excitement to conduct the experiment. Most of them were able to identify its parts and were even able to explain why the circulatory system has a double circulation.

This was an amazing experience for them to see what’s really in the heart not just by photographs but gaining the knowledge based on real hands-on experience.