Through this competition joined by the Junior High School, it aims to let the students experience joining science competitions, to promote science among the students and to bring out the potential of students in the field of science.
For this CAS experience, I along with other trainers will plan the questions for the competition and at the same time facilitate the event.
The date for our year-level Scientia is as follows:
April 10 - Grade 10
April 11 - Grade 9
April 13 - Grade 8
April 14 - Grade 7
April 17 - Trainees (This is where I'm supposed to participate too, but due to prior commitments, I have no choice but to skip this)
April 18 - Grand battle (Where all of the winners from each year level will battle against each other)
TROUBLESHOOT. I am fixing a technical problem in Scientia. This is because the final round will use Google docs and one of the Google docs on the computer is not working.
Scenes at the Scientia 2017-2018
GROUPIE. Winners of the Scientia 2017-2018, together with the Science trainees poses for a photo.
SCORING. Aside from creating questions, my main task for this competition is to tabulate the scores
***For my IB CAS Requirements
During one of my Science competitions in UP, Mr. Russel Odi (the teacher supervising the Trainer's Guild) introduced the idea of creating Scientia jokingly. I was with my fellow Science trainees Lance Chua and Curt Bernardo at the time, and we thought, why not? Looking back, I never thought that a simple joke from our teacher can turn this competition into a reality because we are approaching the finals already, and we still have 0 plans at that time.
My main assignment in this competition is to produce, and at the same time, verify questions in the four branches of science namely, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
Probably you will think that since I have more or less background in representing the school in different competitions in science, I will not learn any new information already when I will create the questions, but I honestly did. I learn and re-learn a lot of information in Science thanks to this competition. Honestly, I have to constantly re-think and re-ask myself all throughout the duration of planning this event whether or not what I am putting in the competition is accurate or not (knowledgeable, thinker, inquirer, and LO1). I, together with science trainees, have organized this event even though we are close to our finals already. In addition, this competition is a product of 2 weeks worth of cramming, and we achieved this feat by working collaboratively (balanced, communicator, LO2, and LO3). I honestly didn't encounter any problems in initiating this event. The only struggle that I have to face with is my constant sleepiness and laziness. Every dismissal, I have to stay in school because I just really want to go home to sleep. However, in this CAS project, I hate to stay every dismissal and what's worse is that I have to stay for more than a week. However, I persevered and I was able to attend a lot of sessions (LO4 and LO5). I know that all of the questions that we are inputting is a product of our own's thoughts (principled).
Overall, I am very happy that we are able to push through with this event. Even though we crammed this event for only 2 weeks, but still, we are very happy because we are able to contribute to the entire school our knowledge and passion for science. Most importantly, we are able to spark the interest of my our fellow school-mates in Science and that is what matters.