For the first time in its four-year run, the Science Explorer, the country’s first mobile science learning facility crossed the sea to reach Oriental Mindoro and bring its signature ‘cool science learning experience’ to students and young indigenous people.
Aiming to widen its impact, the Science Education Institute’s (SEI) Science Explorer traveled more than 10 hours to reach the municipality of Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro where 540 young Mindoreños from 15 public elementary and high schools got a dose of exciting hands-on learning.
The students in the community experience the fun of exploring robotics, water filtration, science creativity, weather, fun mathematics, and water rocket making (physics).
“Transformative growth through science and technology.”
Department of Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo prodded Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP) scholars to lead the way in sustaining economic growth in the Philippines through pioneering research aimed at creating the country’s niche in the world economy.
Speaking before the 2nd DOST-Science Education Institute’s (SEI)– ASTHRDP-National Science Consortium Scholars’ Conference, Montejo explained that the country’s focus is shifting from one that strives for an ‘information-led society’ to one that seeks the creation of a ‘smart society’; with the latter being led by science and technology.
The Science Explorer, the country’s first and only mobile science learning facility, kicked-off 2013 by celebrating Valentine’s day thru fun learning with students of Malabon.
Armed with new Science modules on basic programming and internet for research, the team from the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) engaged 90 students from Longos National High School in interactive lessons and unique experiments on the said topics. The one-day session also featured the crowd favorite Robotics module.