NASA approved science experiments of Grade Schools
A Science Symposium was held at Hardy Elementary School last October. The event was participated by students from Hardy, Parmley and Turner Elementary Schools in the Willis Independent School District. The participants performed science experiments. Symposium participants focus on real microgravity experiments for the International Space Station. About 100 students of Hardy Elementary listened to Dr. Lisa Brown, a former NASA employee, as she discussed the history of space exploration. She also pointed out that schools should give importance in making science projects. To follow the protocol set by NASA, students use salt solutions, grass seed, ants and fleas in their experiments.
Ohmic Heating Project
Bio-Processing Division of PhilMech and Department of Science and Technology have shared their resources to conduct further research in a process called Ohmic heating. Ohmic heating is an advanced thermal processing method wherein the food material is heated by passing electricity through it. Electrical energy is dissipated into heat which results in rapid and uniform heating to kill pathogens and microbes. Ohmic heating is also called electrical resistance heating, Joule heating, or electro-heating, and may be used for a variety of applications in the food industry.
Climate Change and the Coral Reefs
A research study in Australia revealed that Philippines is rich in marine biodiversity which is connected to other marine ecosystems in the Pacific ocean. Filipino marine students are now studying the decreasing count of coral reefs which will have a great impact on our lives in the future. According to the study of Prof. Terry Hughes, Australia’s foremost marine biologist on coral ecosystems, marine biology students in the Philippines could do a big help to further study the problems in coral ecosystems to learn the possible outcome on aquatic life and Filipino livings.
Side Effects of VCO
A research study about virgin coconut oil (VCO) proved that the everyday intake of VCO helps the human body to lessen bad cholesterol. This was revealed by the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA). The study was derived from a four-month clinical study on the Effect of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) on Human with Emphasis on Cholesterol conducted by the University of Santo Tomas Research Team.
Composition of Mango Peels
Are you aware of Pectin? Pectin belongs to a group of carbohydrates which is used as a stabilizer or a thickening agent in food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical businesses. Based from Government’s statistical data, our country had imported about 93,150 kilos of pectin in 2008. The cost incurred in importing Pectin is about P27,000 per kilo.