SciTech: Good Fats vs Bad Fats

Most people probably think that the best way to stay healthy or lose weight would be cut down on the amount of fat you take into your body. Although this might sound reasonable, it is actually not the case. There are good fats that your body cannot produce on its own, so they must come…

SciTech: Mars…Not the Chocolate but the Planet (Pt. 2)

Welcome back to another article about the planet Mars! Last time, in part 1, we learned about the geographic features of Mars as well as the possibility of finding water on Mars. This time, we are going to focus on the actual discovery of the water and the possibility of finding traces of living organisms…

SciTech: Mars… Not the Chocolate but the Planet

Welcome back to SciTech – KISToday’s science and technology column! I’m sure you’ve had a relaxing summer and that you’re pumped up and ready for school again! Over the summer there have been some new revelations in terms of space discoveries… I will talk about those in this 2-part article. This is part 1 of…

Grade 11 Bio/Chem Trip

On March the 23rd-25th, 2018, the grade 11 biology and chemistry students traveled to the Institute of Molecular Biosciences at Mahidol University for a 3-day stay. You might be wondering, even DP students still have field trips? Well, I have to say this wasn’t any ordinary field trip. We went to Mahidol University to learn…

SciTech: Air Pollution Pt. 2

In the previous article, we talked about the greenhouse effect, greenhouses gases, as well as how they contribute to global warming and climate change. This time, we’ll look more closely at the different types of air pollution and recent situations around the world. Sources of Greenhouse Gases First, we should begin by understanding how and…

Sci&Tech: Air Pollution Pt.1

Hi there! In this week’s news and science update, I’ll be writing only the first part of this topic: air pollution. Part 1 will be about the causes of air pollution while part 2 will focus on the effects of air pollution on humans and the environment. Hopefully, splitting it up like this will help…

SciTech: Inkjet Printers

What’s one of the most common devices you use in your daily life? If you’re a student or a teacher, that surely the answer to that would be this: printers! From printing homework sheets to making test papers, printers are handy for all sorts of jobs! What are inkjet printers like? After being introduced in…

SciTech: Resins!

Resins and Their Basic Properties Resins are natural or synthetic¬†(manmade) organic compounds that come in the form of noncrystalline liquid. In other words, the structure is different from that crystals, because they do not have a fixed order of molecules and atoms. Natural resins are often found in natural gas, oil, and plants and are…

SciTech: Plastics!

Hi again! This week’s science and technology article will be about… you guessed it! Plastics! Plastics are around us everyday and everywhere! But have you ever wondered what they are made out of and how they came to be so useful in today’s world? I will taking you through that inquiry today and hopefully you’ll…

SciTech: What are sensors?

What are sensors? You have heard about sensors and about how they are a technological device that is related to computers and smartphones, but in actuality, they are everywhere around us. Sensors are devices that detects some sort of factor of its physical environment and responds by converting the collected data into a display that…