Field Trip: Kampo Trexo

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Kampo Trexo field trip was fun. There are many activities to do in Kampo Trexo and here are some of what the son and his classmates did (warning: there are a lot of photos in this entry so I hope your internet connection is good):

The son lining up to go down the zipline:

Kampo Trexo Zipline

The Kampo Trexo zip line from below:

Kampo Trexo Zipline

Kampo Trexo Rock/Wall Climbing. This looks easy but not all the children were able to reach the top:

Kampo Trexo Wall Climbing

Kampo Trexo rappelling:

Kampo Trexo Rappelling

Kampo Trexo Obstacle Course: Read the rest…

Boatlift, a 9/11 Tale of Resilience

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I just finished watching BOATLIFT, a 9/11 Tale of Resilience.

The video is posted on YouTube.

Here is the Road to Resilience Video: BOATLIFT:

My son was a few weeks old when the “attack” happened.

Field Trip: Balite Falls

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Entrance to Balite Falls:

Balite Falls entrance

Going down to where the waterfalls are:

Balite Falls

Children enjoying themselves:

Kids enjoying Balite Falls

Swimming at Balite Falls

They are all off-limits to go near the waterfalls. The field trip facilitators are manning the rope that stops them from going there.

Lovely isn’t it?

Balite Falls

Who needs to go to the bathroom when you got free-flowing water to remove the dirt off?

Balite Falls

Fun, fun, field trip.

Grade 5: Male Reproductive System

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Review Notes for 5th grade Science covering Reproductive System.

MALE reproductive system
• Primary male reproductive organs are the testes, enclosed in a suspended sac-like structure called scrotum.

• Each testis has coiled tubes known as seminiferous tubules. Uncoiled, these measure 250meters. Inside the tubules are packs of cells that produce sperm cells.

• Epididymis is a set of coiled tubes (one for each testis) where sperm cells are temporarily stored.

• Vas deferens is a muscular tube that transports the sperm-containing fluid called semen.

• Seminal vesicles are structures attached to the vas deferens beside the urinary bladder.

• The prostate gland is located at the base of the urethra, just below the bladder. It produces part of the semen.

• The channel that carries the semen to the outside of the body through the penis is the urethra.

• Found between seminiferous tubules are interstitial cells that produce the male sex hormones called testosterone. Testosterone is the hormone responsible for the development of secondary male characteristics like facial hair growth and deepening of the voice, among others.

• A hormone is a substance that has a specific effect on a body activity.

LEGO Pilipinas, Tara Na

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LEGO Pilipinas, Tara Na exhibit is happening at the SM Mall of Asia from August 12 – 27, 2011.

Here is the Philippine map (photo taken from our photo blog, Photo Stories) in its entirety:

LEGO Pilipinas, Tara Na

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Read the blogpost here

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Vitamin A Food Mobile

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Vitamin A Food Mobile project:

Art Materials

Used egg tray for mixing the paint, water color paints in tube (ugh! the smell was bad), craft glue, scissors, paper for the drawing, long native baskets for the food (from last year’s Christmas gift “boxes”), and puncher. Not in photo is the hanger, round clips (from the notepads project of teacher mom), yarn from projects I can’t remember and native tray (from two Christmases ago where food gifts were given).

Vitamin A Food Mobile

Vitamin A rich food: egg, spinach, carrot and cheese (not in the photo yet).

Food Mobiles in School

Most of the food mobiles submitted were made of “plastic” fruits and vegetables. I see nothing wrong because these are more colorful and livelier to look at but I think it is better that the children learn to do these art projects from scratch because it not only enhances their imagination and creativity, it also promotes the use of whatever materials one has in the home.

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