By Dhel Nazario
In a bid to promote science and technology in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), in cooperation with Department of Education (DepEd) will bring the Science Works exhibit of the Philippine Science Centrum to Masbate.
The exhibit, which is acknowledged by DepEd as K-12 compliant, will run on display at the Magallanes Coliseum until Jan. 16 and at the Aroroy Gymnasium from Jan. 21 to Feb. 4.
The exhibit in Masbate is composed of 40 sets in the areas of chemistry, mechanics, vision and perception, electricity and magnetism, lights, and mathematics.
A total of 20,000 pupils and students are targeted to view the exhibit in the province which is expected to be fun and full of lessons.
The project was also made possible with the help of the DepEd Masbate Province and City Divisions and the Local Government Units of Masbate City and Aroroy.
Through a grant, the DOST has provided funding support to the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology (PFST) which manages and operates the Philippine Science Centrum, to bring “science learning beyond the classroom” experience through the exhibit to about 200,00 pupils and students in selected GIDA provinces with free admission.