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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.

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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.

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Simple Distillation

M2/2 Additional Science
Experiment Name: Simple Distillation
All odd and even groups were fused and everyone was excited to perform their task; Simple distillation.
Simple distillation is the process of purifying the liquid by boiling the liquid and condenses the vapor to produce a distillate. In the experiment the M2/2 students used the tap water to produce distilled water. It was difficult at first because they do not understand the process yet. All of them were curious but had the inquisitive look which is essential in conducting the experiment. In the latter part of the experiment, they were able to grasp the concept of a simple distillation.


Their activity today might be very simple but the lessons behind of it triggers to open up their mind to understand how distilled water in the market is being produced.

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M1/2: Water and Oil Mixture

Source: Science Class with Teacher Wa

M1/2 on making a mixture with water and oil. For this experiment, here are the questions that the group needs to answer: How to mix the water and oil together when the oil will just float on the water? What makes the water separated from the oil? These were the questions that ignite the interests of the M1/2 Science class.

While doing the laboratory, students showed eagerness to know the answers of their questions ans were happy to do the experiment. They performed well and enjoyed the activity. In fact they were able to understand why the water and the oil cannot be combined at all without the help of this so called emulsifier.

In the experiment, they used two types of emulsifiers-yellow mustard and the polysorbate-20. They had been stirring so hard mixing the water and the oil at first without the emulsifier but no matter how much effort they put, it ends up imperfectly combined. Then, they tried the first emulsifier which is the yellow mustard. The result was appreciated but not satisfactory. The mixture was not totally mixed. Finally, the polysorbate-20 was used to see whether it can completely combine the water and the oil. The students were amazed with the result because they had got the answers of their inquisitive questions.

This experiment was conducted not only to achieve the objective which is to mix the water and the oil completely using the emulsifier but to enhance the skills of the students using the scientific knowledge of investigations. Thus, this scientific knowledge they gain might help them in creating something for the purpose of a real life situation.

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SCIENCE PROJECT CHALLENGE

MEP M2/12 and M3/12 students joined the NMK Science Project Challenge 2019.

“MAGLIGHT” SCIENCE PROJECT won No. 1 for M3/12 Category. The idea behind the project is to create a sustainable light energy that is affordable for the many.

“SCIENCE ROCKET PROJECT” won No.1 in the Science Project Challenge M2/12 category. The idea behind the project is to create a rocket science prototype for science students to fully understand the concept of rockets.

The M2/12 Participants

The M3/12 Participants