Minggu, Maret 13, 2011

Memory at 9th Life Science Symposium, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Singapore

In Curriculum Content Standards Science 2006 (MONE, 2006) stated that science education in junior high schools are directed to do so can help students to gain a deeper understanding about the nature around. Science learning is emphasized in the learning experience directly through the use and development of scientific process skills.

Cain and Evans (Rustaman et al., 2003) tells us that science (IPA) has four dimensions, ie the process or method, content or products, attitudes, and technology. Science as a process or method means that science is a process or scientific method to gain knowledge.

Today, students who have learned the concepts of science should be encouraged to use and apply in their daily lives, for example, to produce technologies and explain phenomena / natural events encountered. Students need to be trained to produce the technology, creativity and innovation that benefit society. Thus science is not only understood as a unity of concepts or principles. Hoolbrool (Poedjiadi, 2005) argued that science should not only be viewed as pure science but as a subject that can be applied.

Therefore, it is required an effort to develop students' creativity in producing the technology, where students are challenged to create a useful product from a variety of simple items that are easy to obtain from the environment. One container was deemed appropriate to include products created by students in a competition.

By following the competition students gain many benefits. In addition to publicize the creation of products to the audience, students can also measure the extent to which the benefits of product creation for society. Students can immediately find out the public a direct response to the product.

One of the competition proper for students to measure the quality and product innovation homemade 9th Life Sciences Symposium is organized by an educational institution in Singapore, namely Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) from 27th February 2010-4 March 2010. The race is held regularly once a year and attended by students from various countries around the world. Students who follow this competition were challenged to design an experiment using food and kitchen equipment to demonstrate scientific principles with an innovative way. Therefore, this activity needs to be appreciated because it is a golden opportunity for Indonesian students to learn about a wide range of science products produced by the scientists in the world so they can participate in creating a better world. In addition, our long-term goal of this competition is to open up opportunities for all students SMPN 2 Cimahi to obtain scholarships for study in Anglo-Chinese School (ACS) next year.

Reportedly to school participants of the competition, the ACS will invite the students in these schools to follow the ACS entry selection tests in the following year. So, with our participation in this year we hope next year (2011) IX class students at our school to strive to obtain a scholarship to continue his education at the ACS (the high school level).

SMPN 2 Cimahi is the only school for the first of Cimahi the opportunity to participate in this exciting science competition. For that it would need to thank as many dihaturkan to Mr Mayor Cimahi (Ir. H. Itoch Tochija, MM) and Head of Education Department Cimahi (Drs. Djoko Santoso, MM) and their staffs who have provided support.

The team of SMPN 2 Cimahi of four students (Rahmi Rahmania, Nafisa Hidayatul Mahmudah, Rani Ida Sugatri, and Melinda Ayu Adzani) assisted by two teachers supervising (Gita Nurul Puspita, M. Pd. And Amalia Rahisadewi, S. Pd.) . The themes presented in the form of cutter based mini MACHINE from kitchen equipment such as pans and pots which flattened the former then cut zigzag so that the edges are sharp. To move the machine used dynamo associated with the two batteries as an energy source. We deliberately took up this issue due to several reasons. First, it is usually used equipment that is damaged tend not to be used and discarded. Second, to reduce kitchen waste. Third, this machine can be used for cutting various objects, such as paper, vegetables, fruits, plastic, rubber, and others. In other words we want to create an instrument of and for the purposes of the kitchen.

On Friday night (February 26, 2010) we flew from Soekarno-Hatta using Lion Air. Arrive at Changi at approximately 23:50 local time, we immediately picked up by teachers of Anglo-Chinese School (ACS), Mr. R. Devendran and Mr. See Boon Tiam. I had a conversation with Mr. Devendran. From her posture, you can bet he is a Singaporean Tamil ancestry. His figure is friendly enough, it turns out he is a professor in the Department of Physics ACS. I pointed out that this is the first time we followed the competitions held at ACS, so we still have a lot to ask. Then he delivered this year's team competition followed by 27 participants from six countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, India, and Mexico. This year there are no participants from New Zealand.

We do not directly transfer to hotel. We welcome istrirahat moment at Changi while awaiting the arrival of the delegation from Mexico. Fifteen minutes later, the Mexican delegation, represented by CAROL Baur AZTLAN Colegio, Colegio CAROL Baur (both are the equivalent of junior high school in Indonesia) and Colegio CAROL ARDILLAS Baur (level with SD) arrives, all totaling 12 students with three teachers supervising. We were stunned for a moment as if to meet with telenovela actress (:-D). Olavarrieta Sandra Maldonado, Ana Laura Rivero Borrel and Sandra Maldonado Baur friendly hello to us and shook our hands tightly while still looking streaks aircraft fatigue after traveling for 24 hours.

By using a bus provided by the ACS we delivered to the inn, the Hotel Royal at Newton Road. During the trip several Mexican students ask why some of us were using cloth covering the head and others do not. It appears they were amazed with our worn hijab but confused because not all of our students wear them. Then my colleague explained that not all Indonesian women veiled.

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