The Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology?Philippine Science Centrum recently brought its pool of training experts to Iligan City in Northern Mindanao to conduct a training workshop on how to teach science in a fun way.
Dubbed as ?Teaching Science through Interactive Approaches? (TSTIA), the two-day training workshop was held at the Iligan National High School last July 17-18. The event sought to provide a hands-on and interactive strategy on teaching science that complements the K-12 ?spiraling method? of teaching.
Fifty science teacher-participants were selected by the DepEd divisions of Lanao del Norte and Iligan City to participate. They received a set of ?Lab in a Box? and ?START (Science Teaching Aids, Resources and Techniques) Kit? developed by the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology worth P200,000.
Funding for the training was provided by the Metrobank Foundation, which is engaged in social developmental projects especially on education.
Prof. Cora Salumbides, a DOST Balik-Scientist awardee and Philippine Science Centrum scientist-in-residence facilitated the workshop on ?Hands-On Minds On Microscale Chemistry? with an experiential approach using the Lab in Box.
Engr. Roland Moya, on the other hand, introduced the use of PFST?s new project, the START Kit, which was used on activities on the science learning competencies on force, energy, and matter.