Friday, September 26, 2008


A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: 'I am blind, please help.' There were only a few coins in the hat.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, 'Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?'

The man said, 'I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way…' What he had written was: 'Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it.' Do you think the first sign and the second sign were saying the same thing? Of course both signs told people the boy was blind.. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?


Be thankful for what you have..

Be creative.

Be innovative.

Think differently and positively.

Invite others towards good with wisdom. Live life with no excuse and love with no regrets. When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1,000 reasons to smile. Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear. Keep the faith and drop the fear.

Great men say, 'Life has to be an incessant process of repair and reconstruction, of discarding evil and developing goodness….

In the journey of life, if you want to travel without fear, you must have the ticket of a good conscience…'

The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling.
And even more beautiful is, knowing that you are the reason behind it.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

T H I S IS A M A Z I N G !!!!!!!!!

It is a new lesson to learn.....

A friend sent this to me. It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... all before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We're such slow learners...

God left u
s a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!

God's Pharmacy! Amazing!

A sliced CARROT looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.

GRAPES hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A WALNUT looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums.then the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

KIDNEY BEANS actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

CELERY , Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23 % sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Avocados, Eggplant and tPears arget the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

FIGS are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

SWEET POTATOES look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries

ORANGES and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the fe male and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

ONIONS look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.


1. What does it mean by all of God's creation to human health?

2. How do scientist explain these facts?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

WHATS N E W ?????

Hi people in the world.... it's been how many days since i haven't discuss any lessons here...
but anyway i just want you to know that as of this new world of technologies and inventions new discoveries were found.

Before hand there are only three phases of matter as solid , liquid and gas.... then lately there are four including the plasma... and NOW we have the fifth one, the BOSE EINSTEIN CONDENSATE.

Could you imagine that because of the latest technologies we discover a lot of things in this world.

A state of matter is a class of materials, usually solid, liquid, and gas. Plasma, Quark-gluon plasma, Bose-Einstein condensate and fermionic condensate are other less commonly known states of matter. Also, scientists are now trying to see if Dark Matter is another state. A state of matter is also referred to as a physical state and often erroneously described as a phase. There is a classic general science description of each of the phases: A solid is a material that maintains its shape and its volume; a liquid maintains its volume but takes on the shape of its container; A gas takes on both the shape and volume of its container. Bose-Einstein condensate and fermionic condensate are currently achievable at near absolute zero temperatures in laboratory settings. Both kinds of plasma are achieved at very high temperatures, and behave similarly to gases. Quark-gluon plasmas exist at such high temperatures and pressures that they are unlikely to exist outside of laboratory conditions since shortly after the Big Bang.


1. Solid

A solid has a stable, definite shape, and a definite volume. In a solid, the particles are packed closely together, they cannot move freely, they can only vibrate. The movement energy and temperature are very low. Solids can only change their shape by force, as when broken or cut.

2. Liquid

The shape of a liquid is not definite, but is determined by the container in which it is contained. The volume is definite. In a liquid, the particles are farther apart, and they can slide past each other easily. The movements due to energy and temperature are higher than in a solid.

3. Gas

A gas has an indefinite, unstable shape. It does not have definite shape and has no definite volume. Its volume is determined by the container in which it is confined. The particles of a gas are far apart from each other, and can move around quickly. The energy and temperature due to movement are higher than those of both solids and liquids.

4. Plasma

Plasma is the fourth state of matter. It is hotter than a gas.[citation needed] A plasma occurs when the temperature is between 1000 degrees C and 1,000,000,000 degrees C.[citation needed] Some examples of plasma are the charged air around lightning and stars, including our own sun.[citation needed]

As a gas is heated, electrons begin to leave the atoms, resulting in the presence of free electrons, which are not bound to an atom or molecule, and ions, which are chemical species that contain unequal number of electrons and protons, and therefore possess an electrical charge. The free electric charges make the plasma electrically conductive so that it responds strongly to electromagnetic fields. At very high temperatures, such as those present in stars, it is assumed that essentially all electrons are "free," and that a very high-energy plasma is essentially bare nuclei swimming in a sea of electrons. Plasma is believed to be the most common state of matter in the universe.

5. Bose-Einstein condensate

In 1924, Albert Einstein and Satyendra Bose predicted the "Bose-Einstein condensate," the fifth state of matter. An example is helium-4 close to absolute zero in the superfluid state, in which it will attempt to 'climb' out of its container.[1]

In the gas phase, the Bose-Einstein condensate remained an unverified theoretical prediction for many years. Finally in 1995, Wolfgang Ketterle and his team of graduate students produced such a condensate experimentally. A Bose-Einstein condensate is "colder" than a solid. It occurs when atoms have very similar (or the same) quantum levels. Temperatures close to absolute zero (-273 °C) will exhibit the Bose-Einstein condensate.


1. Is the fifth phase of matter relevant to our lives?
2. How this fifth phase of matter affect the mind of lay people?
3. What would be the greatest contribution of the fifth phase matter to the world of science, technology and society as well?

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Look around the four corners in your house. what do you see? A chair, tv, computer, electric fans, fork and spoon, etc., almost all of these things around you are the product of technology. Technology is applied science. Techno comes from the Greek word for art and skill.
Technology is older than science, when the early human beings made tools from rocks to cope with their environment, that was technology in primitive form. Our ancestors drank wine even before the process of fermentation was known. Cleopatra, the famous Roman Queen used cosmetics and bathed in milk even before the science of cosmetology was developed.
Technology is the application of knowledge of science to industry for the production of goods and services for the benefit of man. The improvement of food production, crop production, manufactures of new and improved products lie in the hands of technologists.
When can you say that your farming is high technology? And when can you say that a teacher's method of teaching is high technology? Before, a farmer did his work manually, but nowadays, he can already make use of a rice seeder, planter, harvester and thresher. He does need to use his hands in planting and harvesting neither the rice nor his feet in threshing it. Have you noticed how these jobs can be finished in a much shorter period of time?
How about in medicine? What improvements in this field can you say are the products of advanced technology? As mentioned earlier, lasers are now used for very sensitive operations, such as in the eye. Ultra sound is used to determine the sex of the fetus inside the mother's womb. It is also used to determine the presence of tumors in the human body.
Technology today is highly complicated. As technology gets to become advanced, it brings with it some adverse effect, e.g. pollution and other side effects. While a certain country gets more industrialized, the towns and cities near these factories or industries are subject to noise, air or thermal pollution. But who knows more about the problem brought about by technology. You may be surprised to know that it is the technologists themselves.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY affect man and his way of life. It has changed the kind of clothes people wear, ways of getting food, types of dwelling they live in, even their ways of communicating. Never before has so may possibilities opened up before man, daring him to surpass his most recent achievement or inventions.
As you have observed the world has changed. Everything has changed from small things to big ones or vice versa. The world has become smaller through technology.
However, inspite of many advances that science has brought about there are still many Filipinos who stick to old practices, handed down from their ancestors. Filipinos are unique not only because of the culture, tradition and religion but because of their superstitions. some Filipinos don't ask for explanations on certain phenomena of nature but merely act on impulse, follow his "feeling" or "conscience" or follow habits and practices of their ancestors otherwise they will "get trouble" or suffer bad luck.
In order to take advantage of the good things, science has brought about it and let us therefore identify or differentiate between science and superstitions and know the advantages and disadvantages of the two


A scientific mind acts from the sound reasoning based on observations and experimentations to find explanations of the phenomena of nature. But superstitions people merely follow his impulses, feeling , conscience, or what our ancestors told.
Filipinos are unique not only because of their cultures, traditions, and religions but also because of their superstitious belief. According to our ancestors, some of the superstitions were true. Whenever they see or feel something they always put meaning into it. They believe that they will suffer or get into trouble if they don't follow or obey theses beliefs. Although some of these belief and practices have scientific basis, but most are merely superstitions in nature and have no scientific value at all.
Consider one common belief :"when you break a mirror, you are sure to have years of bad luck". This belief has absolutely no scientific basis. Accident may come and go, and no one knows when this accident will happen.
One old common practice was placing a metal spoon in a glass before pouring hot water into it. People believe that in doing so, one prevents the actual breaking of a glass. This belief has a clear , concrete and logical explanation. Metals absorb and conduct heat faster. Metal is a good conductor of heat and electricity. Even hot water is poured into a glass with a spoon or fork in it, heat is absorbed by the spoon or fork and is conducted away from the glass. This prevents the breaking of the glass. This also explains why a metal handle used in cooking easily gets hot and should therefore be provided with a rubberized or plastic covered handle.

  • Friday the thirteenth is an unlucky day
  • A rabbit's foot brings good luck
  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away
  • To find a four-leaf clover is to find good luck
  • If you walk under a ladder, you will have bad luck
  • If a black cat crosses your path you will have bad luck
  • To break a mirror will bring you seven years bad luck
  • To open an umbrella in the house is to bring bad luck
  • To find a horseshoe brings good luck
  • Step on a crack, break your mother's back
  • You can break a bad luck spell by turning seven times in a clockwise circle
  • Garlic protects from evil spirits and vampires
  • Our fate is written in the stars
  • At the end of a rainbow is a pot of gold
  • Clothes worn inside out will bring good luck
  • Wearing your birthstone will bring you good luck
  • If you blow out all of the candles on your birthday cake with the first breath you will get whatever you wish for
  • To have a wish come true using a wishbone, two people make a wish, then take hold of each end of the bone and pull it until it separates. The person with the longer end gets his or her wish
  • An itchy palm means money will come your way
  • A beginner will always have good luck: beginner's luck
  • A cat has nine lives
  • Eating fish makes you smart
  • Toads cause warts
  • A cricket in the house brings good luck
  • Crossing your fingers helps to avoid bad luck and helps a wish come true
  • It is bad luck to sing at the table
  • It is bad luck to sleep on a table
  • After receiving a container of food, the container should never be returned empty
  • A lock of hair from a baby's first haircut should be kept for good luck
  • A bird that comes in your window brings bad luck
  • To refuse a kiss under mistletoe causes bad luck
  • Goldfish in the pond bring good luck
  • Goldfish in the house bring bad luck
  • For good luck, wear new clothes on Easter
  • An acorn at the window can keep lightning out of the house
  • If the bottom of your feet itch, you will make a trip
  • When a dog howls, death is near
  • It is bad luck to chase someone with a broom
  • A sailor wearing an earring cannot drown
  • To find a penny heads up, brings good luck
  • To cure a sty, rub it with a gold wedding band
  • Animals can talk at midnight on Christmas Eve
  • A drowned woman floats face up, a drowned man floats face down
  • A person cannot drown before going under three times
  • To drop a fork means a woman will visit
  • To drop a knife means a man will visit
  • To drop a spoon means a child will visit
  • To drop a dishcloth means bad luck is coming
  • If you shiver, someone is casting a shadow on your grave
  • To make a happy marriage, the bride must wear: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
  • The wedding veil protects the bride from the evil eye
  • Washing a car will bring rain
  • You must get out of bed on the same side you got in on or you will have bad luck
  • Evil spirits cannot harm you when you are standing in a circle
  • A cat will try to take the breath from a baby
  • Warm hands, cold heart
  • Cold hands, warm heart
  • It is unlucky to rock an empty rocking chair
  • To kill an albatross is to cause bad luck to the ship and all upon it
  • Wearing an opal when it is not your birthstone is bad luck
  • Smell dandelions, wet the bed
  • To give someone a purse or wallet without money in it will bring that person bad luck
  • A forked branch, held with a fork in each hand, will dip and point when it passes over water


Do you consider the following practice scientific?

" Treating a cold with a herbal juice because it was recommended by a friend". EXPLAIN you reasoning.

Monday, September 1, 2008


Tracing the history of Physics is difficult because man's interest with matter and energy is as old as man himself. the oldest body systematized knowledge about the forms of matter dates to the Greeks. The following scientists contributed much to the development of physics.

1. Aristotle. He believes that all things are made up of four elements, namely : air, earth, fire and water.

2. Democritus and Epicurus. Both held the view that matter could be divided into time atoms. during their time, the concept about the atom was established.

3. Galileo Galilee. He studied the behavior of falling bodies and formulated the laws about the behavior of these objects. he also experimented with pendulum and used them in clocks.

4. Johannes Kepler. He discovered that the planets follow an elliptical orbit and that their motion could write in a mathematical formula, which he used to predict the planet's motion in the future. the laws of Kepler are used in calculating the flight paths of today's space vehicle.

5. Robert Boyle. He formulated one of the laws of gases stating the relationship between pressure and volume at constant temperature.

6. Sir Isaac Newton. the year Galileo died, Newton was born. Newton formulated the laws of motion and of universal gravitation. he also discovered the nature and composition of light.

7. Benjamin Franklin and Michael Faraday. Scientific studies on hat and electrical energy started in the eighteenth century when these two men worked on electricity. Franklin is best remembered for his famous kite experiment to study lightning and his invention of the lightning rod to attract lightning. Faraday proved that magnets could be used to produce an electric current, enabling him to build an electric generator.

8. Count Rumford and James P. Joule. They investigated the heat energy.

9. Thomas Young and Augustin Fresnel. At the start of the nineteenth century, theses two men further advanced the study of light. Young first demonstrated the interference of light, substantiating the wave theory of light.

10. James Maxwell. He worked on electromagnetism. He formulated general equations on the electromagnetic field and made significant contributions to the development of the kinetic theory of gases.

11. William Roentgen and Henri Becquerel. Roentgen discovered X-rays in 1895 and Becquerel discovered radioactivity in 1896. Studies on radioactivity led to the development of nuclear physics.

12. Albert Einstein and Max Planck. Einstein formulated the theory of relativity and Max Planck formulated the quantum theories by which are the bases of quantum mechanics.

More studies on the atoms and particles where carried out. Electronics devices were introduced and communication systems were improved. Computers were also invented. Lately, scientists have turned their attention to a more challenging role, the launching of spaceships for the exploration of outer space.


a. Is man responsible for technology and its effect?
b. How does technology affect the quality and quantity of life?

Sunday, August 31, 2008

SCIENTIST WORK: Their Attitudes and Practices

In this lesson we get values and insights that develop scientific attitudes using our heroes in the scientific world. We will also try to see how science laws, theories and principles develops as a process could one see through their role model of our scientist, which make one become a better science student.

1. Identify the different scientific attitudes.
2. Appreciate the contribution of some physicists in the development of modern physics.

Although the steps in the Scientific Method (observation, identifying the problem, gathering data, formulation of hypothesis, experimentation , conclusion) can lead to the discovery of scientific fact ,these steps alone are not the key to most of the breakthrough and discoveries in science. the success has more to do with attitudes common to scientist. These attitudes are as follows:
1. Curiosity. A curious person asks questions as to the causes of some events if they are not yet
2. Open-mindedness. An open-minded person is one who considers suggestions and accept
criticisms, shares ideas with other, considers several possibilities when investigating problem, and accepts the positive and negative results of his/her investigation.
3. Questioning Attitudes. A person with a questioning attitude asks questions like who, where,
why, when, and how; looks for inconsistencies in statements and conclusion, makes decision after she/he has collected all important facts, challenges the validity or unsupported statements; and
distinguishes between truth and fiction.
4. Respect for evidence. A person who has respect for evidence checks the consistency or
observations; uses measuring devices in presenting ideas presented by others, and condsider available data before drawing a conclusion.
5. Believing in cause and effect relationship. Believes that for every effect, there is a corresponding cause and accepts a statement as a fact only if suported by evidence.
6. Honesty. Reports the data truthfully; gives comments as situations demand, and
acknowledges the work done by the others.
7. Humility. A person demonstrates this attitudes when he/she shows awareness of his/her
shortcomings indicate willingness to ask help from someone who can assist
him/her, and considers the feeling of others when accomplishing certain tasks.
8. Patience and determination. Carriers our an investigation through pressed for time, and
spite of several failures, remain undaunted even in the face of criticisms.
9. Resourcefulness and creativity. Can make optimum use of apparatus or equipment suggests
substitutes for materials that are not available in school or in the community.
10. Intellectual responsibility. Performs assigned tasks dutifully, shows willingness to do work
if necessary, and accept failures if any are made during an investigation.

After going through the Scientific Attitudes, check yourselves whether you manifest above traits or not, Why? Explain your reason.