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Traveling science museum now in Antique

Friday, July 20, 2012 07:45 AM    Views : 447by: Pilar S. Mabaquiao

The Philippine Science Centrum in Marikina City will be in Antique from July 16 to August 17 for its Traveling Exhibit.

Department of Education (DepEd)-Antique Education Supervisor Esperanza Mission said a hands-on science museum was brought to the province for the first time, facilitated by the DepEd-Antique aimed at enhancing the teaching-learning experience of students and teachers in the field of science.

"Students no longer need to go to Marikina on Educational Trip to visit the Museum because the exhibit will be here in Antique for a month at the Canuto Pefianco Science Elementary School in Madrangca, San Jose," said Mission.

For P50, students, teachers, and the public can experience the first inter-active science museum in the country with 35 interactive exhibits in different fields of science, she added.

This would be a great help to students and teachers because, last school year, Science subject got the lowest mean percentage score (MPS) in the Division of Antique compared to other field of learning like English and Math, Mission said.

To ensure systematic accommodation of hundreds of teachers and students set to visit the museum, their visits are scheduled from Monday to Friday while Saturdays are open for public viewing.

Proceeds from the admission fee will defray the traveling expenses of the facilities, exhibits, and persons in charge while the fabrication of exhibits are supported by the Semirara Mining Corporation, Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology, Science Centrum Fabrication Incorporated.


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