The science guild is an afterschool, mentor-based program provided by the school to promote an interest in the different areas of sciences. It is headed by Ms. Marian Asuncion and Ms. Charmaine dela Cruz. Club activities are held every Wednesday in room 402.
A river system is a number of interconnected rivers that form because of the natural movement of water down a slope. It consists of the main river and different smaller rivers that drain into bodies of water such as a lake or the ocean. In this simple science activity, the students learned how natural river systems are formed through the use of a simple soil model.
Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) hosted the 2nd Philippine Biology Olympiad (PBO) 2Ol9: Sisid last February 23 to 24, 2O19 at the AdMU Campus in Quezon City. A total of 370 participants from 98 high schools all over the Philippines arrived at the Ateneo de Manila University campus to join the two-day program of Philippine Biology Olympiad (PBO) 2019: SISID which determined the country’s four delegates to compete at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in Szeged, Hungary. Two major events were Quiz Bee and the Laboratory Skills. Supplementary activities were poster making, facilitated big group discussions, symposiums, and amazing race as the culminating activity. All these activities aim to foster camaraderie among participants, enhance the students’ interest, passion, and awareness on issues in specific learning area in the Biological Sciences.
Four (4) students from our school participated in this year’s PBO 2019: SISID:
Brian Martin Muñoz (Grade 7MS)
Deniz Dagtas (Grade 10AG)
Annika Laude (Grade 10AG)
Matthew Lawrence Tan (G11PB)
Congratulations to these four amazing students who actively participated and indeed gave their best in the said event. You have proved that success isn’t always measured in numbers. It is measured by the strong will, the breadth of your hopes and the way you handle challenges along the way. Special thanks to my co-moderator and CISM’s MS Science teacher, Ms. Madhumita Saini and to the entire Science Team. Kudos!
During the Science Week Grade 10 made their own versions of Organic Ice Cream in line with their topic in Chemistry which is Organic Chemistry. They tried to make variety of flavors from using fruits, nuts, and green tea. They also observed the temperature required to form the ice cream texture, use of salt to lower the temperature and keep the ice from melting.They all enjoyed this fun activity.
CISM celebrates Science Week 2018. Elementary and Middle School students come to see the interactive and informative exhibits prepared by our MS/HS and IB Science classes.
Some groups presented simple science chemistry and physics experiments and tricks to other students while the other classes exhibited their projects and inventions. Gr.9 Biology class showcased their 3D models of biomolecules while IB Biology students showed their terrestrial mesocosms.
Grade 9 students created their 3D DNA models using recycled materials. Some used recycled cardboards, newspaper, chip containers and popsicle sticks.
G10′s had a lot of fun learning how to test different chemical indicators and knowing how to distinguish acids from bases during our Chemistry class. They were able to learn skills such as proper handling of glasswares and using other laboratory tools such as the ph meter where the students were asked to make an interpretion on the digital readings as they test each samples. Also, they practiced laboratory safety by wearing safety gears since there is a need for them to get work with acids and other chemicals. A follow-up experiment on making their own organic indicator using flowers and red cabbage.
Grade 7 enjoyed making their soap project in Chemistry as one of their final requirement for the 3rd Quarter.
They were able to make use of their skills in proper handling of laboratory apparatus and as well as practice safety in the lab while working on their soap project. They used different prcesses in creating and improving their product such as melting, freezing, purifying as well as using methods to avoid contamination of bacteria. Using an existing organic soap base the class which was devided in 2 groups were able to make different variants . They used organic ingredients such as flowers, oats, cinamon etc.. and researched on the additional health benefits when added to their soap product. The class enjoyed working with their groups and collaborating their ideas.
G7 while presenting their Soap Project to the Class
Grade 6 JL and Gr.9 students study the cell, its structure and functions. They were also able to observe prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells under the microscope. In addition, students created their own analogy of the cell structure and functions. Some groups compared a cell and its parts with a chocolate factory. Another group compared the basic unit of life with a hospital.
Grade 8 Science students create neuron models using marshmallows. They are also identifying the different nerve cell parts.