Everybody's aware that I used to teach science (particulary chemistry) in high school years back,so when I got the invite to visit Nido Science Discovery Center, I didn't think twice. I wasn curious what's inside but I have always opted to visit other attraction in MOA like the IMAX Theater on the opposite side and the Bowling Center. I simply didn't know what I was missing all this time.
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Internet economy will be a thing of the future so be sure to equip your kids with the know-how. Start by arousing that interest and curiosity in your child. This goes to adults as well. Believe it or not, it was only when I graduated University that i fully mastered and maximized the use of computers. I am now benefiting from it as my job requires me to be online most of the time.
At Nido Science Discovery Center, they have hands-on computer terminals and LCD screens that can give you interactive learning and entertainment.
On display here is the segway which is the 1st self balancing human transporter. They also have a flight simulator where you can experience how it is like flying an aircraft. cool.
Rolling Ball Sculpture art typically includes rails or tracks made of metal or wood, and one or more balls (or marbles) of some kind that travels down the tracks. It's otherwise called Gravitram.
this particular section of the Discovery Center brings ew and interesting approach to learning the diffrenet parts of the human body with fun and interactive displays. I tried the smell test myself wherein you have to squeeze something to be bale to smell a particular odor. Then you have to press the button corresponding to which body part the smell is from. The problem is, you only have four (4) choices, either the anus, the armpit, the mouth or the feet. That's really gross!!!! hahaha
They also have what they call the artificial reef. That means you dont have to go to manila Ocean Park to get a glimpse of the aquarium. hahaha. The fun feature of this section is Mr. T , your virtual fish friend. He will share his marine adventures with you and motivate you to take part in saving the sea. he can also answer question about anything about the ocean. Genius Mr. T !!!!!
THE ROBOTS INC.
Get to know tv and movie characters at the robot hall of fame. They have the terminator and robocop to name a few. Too bad they don't have my favorite robots, Shaider and Bioman. Wait, are they robots? lol
At any rate, you can interact robots and machines in this section to learn more about these extraordinary inventions. Robotics will definitely be another thing we have to look closely into the future.
DIGISTAR PLANETARIUM --my favorite!!!!
Please don't blame me, I have always been a fan of space science. I almost majored in general science because of topics on space exploration. What's interesting though is that as a former chemistry teacher, I have always used space, the stars and galaxies, the solar system as a way to elaborate topics concerning the atom. All along, while watching COSMIC COLLISIONS in the Digistar Planetarium, I have thought of my students. How I wish I could bring them here and show them how wonderful this place is. It will definitely reinforce their learning on the concepts of astrology as well as chemistry as cosmic collisions also relates to molecular formation and atomic structures. The teacher in me was alive again!!!!
some photos taken inside the planetarium
And so comes the realization that this place is definitely not just for kids. If a 29 year old adult like me liked it, more so with the kids. If someone like me who sometimes have the habit of boasting know-this-know-that learned a lot from the experience, what more with the teenagers? If I enjoyed it so much, I see no difference it would have on other adults.
In each of us is the hunger for knowledge. You will get surprised at the many things to explore here at the Nido Science Discovery Center. Feed your mind, don't hold back. If there is a place in MOA where you money is really worth it, this is it.
Other exhibits include ARCTIC ICE Bug Rug, earthquake simulator and Fear shadow wall. They are all interactive so you will never get bored. Just don't show that you are more excited than the kids though and you will be fine. hahaha
By the way, it's interesting to note that Darwin, another blogger friend works at Nido Science Discovery Center. I found out only a few days before the visit. It was a fun time exploring Discovery center and meeting him at the same time. Thanks Kirsten and Ria for the warm reception. I'm honored that you toured me around. I had a very pleasant stay.
....pusangkalye highly recommends this place. Keep discovering at Nido Science Discovery Center!!!!
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