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THE DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology (DOST), in collaboration with Camiguin National High School (CNHS), upgraded the physical science and biology laboratory of the school.
This initiative includes the installation of DOST Interactive Education Technologies (IETs) and the provision of science laboratory equipment.
One of the IETs deployed is Outbreak Vanguard, a mobile game-based learning tool that promotes disease prevention and health awareness.
It offers an immersive level and allows students to learn while playing.
The tool can be integrated into classroom settings and serve as an additional resource for health lessons.
Another IET installed is What-If Hypothetical Implementations in Minecraft (WHIMC).
This computer simulation uses Minecraft Java Edition to engage students in STEM subjects.
It encourages interactive exploration of scientific concepts through “what if?” questions, stimulating curiosity and interest in fields such as astronomy.
In addition to the IETs, the project also provided CNHS with important scientific equipment, including microscopes and chemistry sets.
These materials enable students to conduct hands-on experiments and develop their understanding of scientific principles.
Approximately 1,500 students are expected to benefit from this collaborative initiative, made possible through the Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) program of the DOST.
DOST provincial director Joanne Katherine Banaag, emphasized the importance of continuous upgrading of science laboratories in public schools, because they play an important role in providing detailed information, developing observation skills, and developed in the interest of science students.
The upgrade of the science laboratory at CNHS was officially launched on June 6, 2023, with a fund turnover event held at the school.
During the event, the stipulations of the Memorandum of Agreement were discussed, and the science laboratory of the school was visited.
The upgrade initiative is in line with DOST10’s broader efforts to improve the quality of science education throughout the region, especially in Camiguin.
The project aims to develop students’ critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, as well as develop their interest in science, technology, and innovation.
Ms. Emma B. Bacuahon, the principal of CNHS, expressed her full commitment to achieving the expected results of the project.
He acknowledged the importance of DOST’s support through the CEST program and expected more students to pursue science and technology courses in the future.
The improved science laboratory is expected to contribute to the overall development of the science education program at CNHS.
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