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PHL's 1st mobile science learning facility sails to Mindoro

March 6, 2013 8:35pm
The country's first mobile science learning facility gave Mindoro Oriental youths a "cool science learning experience" as it sailed to the province recently.
 
Some 540 students from 15 public elementary and high schools learned from the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute’s (SEI)'s "Science Explorer."
 
“We recognize that, being in an archipelagic country, it would necessitate us to put greater effort and cross boundaries to increase the impact of the Science Explorer project and serve more of our students in other regions,” said SEI director Dr. Filma Brawner.
 
Brawner also noted that the project has scheduled visits in the Visayas and Mindanao this year.
 
She said "Science Explorer" is aiming to reach schools in Southern Luzon and ultimately in Visayas and Mindanao.
 
“This is a move that our schools should look forward to as we are committed to inspire our students from all regions to go into science and be of great help in the country’s drive to development,” said Brawner.
 
The "Science Explorer" first rolled out in 2010, and seeks to bring to under-equipped schools a mobile interactive science laboratory to let students have hands-on experiments.
 
10-hour travel
 
The DOST said the "Science Explorer" traveled more than 10 hours to reach Bulalacao town in Oriental Mindoro.
 
During the visit of "Science Explorer," students explored robotics, water filtration, science creativity, weather, fun mathematics, and water rocket making (physics).
 
Bulalacao Vice Mayor Teresita Bantugan and personnel from the DOST in Oriental Mindoro led the welcome for the "Science Explorer" team. — TJD, GMA News



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