By Jason D. Lazaro, Master Teacher II, Bartolome R Sangalang NHS

What is life? What is it exactly? Life is being able to exist in this world. And the true meaning of
life is being able to do your purpose in life, accomplishing your goals, and being happy as you live.
There are events in our lives that we don’t expect. That everything can change. And ever since the
COVID-19 crisis came into our lives; struggles, problems, and challenges came to every one of us. The
economy has dropped, loss of jobs making it difficult to earn money. Food shortage, having no money
to buy. Calamities, and problems in today’s online and modular education. And the loss of lives of our
fellow Filipino people.
All that is happening in our world today is not permanent. But if we fulfill the very simple duty
that we must do, staying at home and taking care of our health; we will gradually be able to restore our
lives before. That is a very SIMPLE and SMALL task and will be a huge help to those people who are
fighting for our world to be better again and for the future of humanity.
As we enter and approach the second decade of the new millennium, we find ourselves becoming
more and more dependent on science and technology. Science and technology, although distinct from
each other are closely intertwined as revealed by innovations in today’s era of technology and new goals
of science education. Science is the response to fighting for a better future. Students’ minds with
opportunities to demonstrate the interaction of mind, hands, and display creative and inventive skills;
could be the greatest weapon to reinforce understanding the science and technology.
In terms of goals; students improve their lives and cope with an increasingly technological world,
show the interrelationships of science, technology, and society so they can deal responsibly with
science-related social and technological issues, provide scientific knowledge and develop scientific
process skills that are necessary for constructively dealing with problems, and lastly to provide students
information on career opportunities in science and technology. The goals mentioned is achieved by
providing them with substantial scientific knowledge with an emphasis on health and technological
issues, allowing them to experience the interplay of science and technology and making them recognize
its impact on society, and encouraging them to demonstrate scientific skills and values mostly integrity
and honesty in doing work.
Research studies show that if the teaching styles of teachers etc. match the learning styles of
students, there is and it is significant learning awakening the mind. Concept mind mapping is an
approach to help students achieve meaningful learning. Inventions and innovations are great and
increase the motivation to help improve human life. Learning experiences develop students’ basic
science process skills such as observing, measuring, inferring, classifying, communicating and
predicting as well as some integrated science process skills.
In conclusion, through these series, students are provided with opportunities and learning
experiences that enhance their logical development, self-management, knowledge, skills, and attitudes

making science learning more meaningful, exciting, and interactive; and making them productive life-
long learners.