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#STEMpower workshop: The problems of “Sitio Sabi-Sabi”

Objectives:

  • Apply STEM literacies to solve local, real-world problems
  • Help hypothetical community Sitio Sabi-Sabi understand several mysteries: a mountain said to have an unlimited supply of gold, a river believed to have healing abilities, and a resident is known to make the ground shake by singing

Activities:

  • Cookie mining activity to help girls learn more about limited and unlimited resources and the importance of responsible mining
  • Conducting  litmus tests to check the acidity of the water
  • Gathering data from residents to recognize possible patterns of illnesses
  • Building a seismograph from the resource materials given and using the tool to better understand earthquakes and seismic waves

The Details

Date:

January 11, 18, 25

Time:

8 am to 4:30 pm

Location:

UP Institute of Small-Scale Industries, Manila;
Harolds Hotel, Cebu;
Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro

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