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…

SciTech Magazine: Waves!

Waves are a disturbance of particles of a particular substance in a way which energy can be transferred. Some examples of energy forms are motion, sound, and heat. It is important to know about how waves work and their applications as waves are a part of our everyday lives, in ways that we might not…

Flame Tests with G11

On Monday, September 4, the Grade 11 chemistry class donned our lab coats and goggles and conducted an experiment about flame tests. Flame tests are done by scientists to figure out which metal makes up a certain compound. The science behind flame tests is quite fascinating. You must have learnt in your science class that…

SciTech Magazine: Drones

As we are gradually embracing the technological and scientific innovations of the 21st century, it is important to know of some of those innovations in order to catch up with the constantly changing world. Thus, I bring to you the first topic of the science and technology articles in KISToday: DRONES! What are drones? According…