Yanny vs. Laurel- Mind blowing illusion or just a computer trick?

Most of you by now must have been introduced to the ‘Yanny or Laurel’ audio which seems like a follow up on the ‘blue or gold’ dress. Many teenagers are debating whether it is Yanny or Laurel to the point where some have been called insane…and some, even deaf! Sorry to break it to you…

Element of the week: Hydrogen

Welcome to the first post of Element of the Week! In this weekly segment, we will explore the periodic table one element at a time. This week: hydrogen!

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…

A Brief History of Stephen Hawking

On March 14, 2018, one of the greatest and most well-known physicists of our time, Stephen Hawking, passed away. This article is a tribute to all that he accomplished. It is meagre in comparison to what he has contributed to the expanse of scientific knowledge but it is my way of keeping his memory alive…

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…

Grade 11 A Study of Halogens Lab

On October 4th 2017, the grade 11s did a lab on halogens for their class topic on periodicity and the properties of different elements. In this lab, they tested for the acidic and bleaching properties of halogen solutions, the displacement reactions that halogens undergo, and finally, testing halogens in water and hydrocarbon solvent. In overall,…

SciTech: What’s a Quartz Clock?

Today, I’d like to introduce to you, one of the great inventions of mankind regarding clocks and keeping time. Throughout history, there have been many ways humans have tried to count their minutes and days. This includes the sun dial (800 BC) and water clock (1400 BC) and other clock inventions that go far back…