NISMED announces the publi-cation of a new module for classroom use titled Mixtures in the Kitchen. The module comes in two editions: one consists only of Pupils’ Activities which the individual pupil may acquire for himself or herself and on whose pages he/she may write down his/her answers. It is in a format that will hone the pupils’ reading and writing skills. But more importantly, these activities start with eliciting the pupils’ prior knowledge and provide key Filipino terms for some objects, verbs, and adjectives in line with the DepEd policy encouraging use of the mother tongue to facilitate learning and understanding. The activities are inquiry-based, hands-on and minds-on. This means that they develop the learner’s manipulative skills as well as the science processes skills of inquiry, making use of concrete materials and allowing the learners to construct the ideas that will lead towards formulation of concepts close to or in line with current scientific knowledge and scientists’ views.
The other edition contains Teacher Materials aside from the Pupils’ Activities. This is for the teacher and contains an Overview of the unit, Reference to the PELC-BEC (as well as to the K to 12 Curriculum though the latter will not be implemented for the elementary grades until 2014 starting with Grade 3), Teaching Strategies Highlighted, Potential Sources of Misconceptions, Vocabulary, Teaching Plan for the Unit with the Lesson Plans, and Answers to Test Yourself, (the summative test), as well as to the formative questions in each activity.
The price of the new module is broken down as follows:
P120.00 for the Teacher’s Edition
P 60.00 for the Pupils’ Edition