Kyneshi Dayap us currently a highschool student in Brokenshire College Toril, Davao City, Philippines.
What is your favorite school subject?
Science and History. I love Science because it tackles different kinds of topics and it sparks the curiosity within me. History, on the other hand, deals with events that happened in the past and talks about the transformation of our world, for example, from the Ice Age to the Digital Age.
Can you name a role model you look up to and aspire to become?
Marie Curie—the only woman who won 2 Nobel Prize in separate sciences, Physics and Chemistry. For me, I consider her as a role model because she proved that “not only men can do science” and somehow, she was brave enough to discover and study about polonium and radium, which gave outstanding contributions to the Modern Periodic Table. She is a smart person, and I adore her so much for that.
Do you find learning science easy or difficult?
Difficult. To be honest, I disliked Science when I was a child because we keep on studying about small things. But as time passed by, I realized that in order for you to learn, you must start at the bottom and improve yourself by reading. Science helped me to become a more imaginative person. I love how to imagine things and conduct experiments.
What do you think can be done to help you understand science better?
Application of ideas. I love the thought of listening to my teachers inside our classroom, but I think the application of science is as important because I would be able to understand and know where my learning capacity is. It is also where I could apply theories and concepts and use it on a daily basis.
Describe a Pueblo Science experiment you performed in class.
It was back in 2016 when my Science teacher, Ms. Cristina Pusta, introduced us how to build a robot using a syringe and cardboard. She referred it to as “hydraulics.” Now, I could relate it with the concept of Boyle’s Law (P/V) in Chemistry and it gave me a wider knowledge about that law in Chemistry.
Have you used this knowledge beyond the classroom?
Yes. It was our Hydraulics Challenge during our Math-Science Competition and our class created 5 extraordinary outputs with different functions.
At the Hydraulics Challenge competition
What would you like to study after high school?
I would take Medical Laboratory Science as my Pre-Medicine course. After that, I would proceed to Medicine. Few years from now, I would be a licensed Cardiothoracic Surgeon. After that, I would study again and become a Historian.
Why do you think science is important to you? to your community? to the world?
As a person, science is important to me because it lets me understand how basic processes and even units could affect my entire day. Science helps my community to assess situations that needs solutions; and also to conduct research which is essential to both the individual and the community itself. Lastly, Science helps the world to create advanced technologies that could make a person’s life convenient rather than waste too much effort just to accomplish something.
Class photo, Brokenshire College Toril