Our labs are designed to involve students in research work, not only to illustrate and simulate, but to experience, feel and understand what experiments really mean for science: the basis for progress.
The GESM is equipped with two modern scientific facilities for biology, chemistry and physics, which have been installed two years ago with the support company from Germany specialising in lab equipment. Experimental devices are expanded annually also in accordance with growing student numbers.
Teaching always includes practical experiments performed by students in a team, supervised by a teacher, and following safety regulations.
The science rooms offer an equipment many schools within Germany envy us for, second to none in the metropolitan area of Manila. Another guarantee for a profound scientific education at GESM is our teaching staff which can take pride in their intensive academic, educational, and technical formation, adding a two-year professional training to their master's degrees in at least two subjects of learning.
At GESM, students acquire profound scientific competencies and learn responsible scientific reasoning. This already begins in kindergarten with the playful experiencing of nature with all senses in a surrounding that reminds of a botanical garden, and resumes in an increasingly in-depth and scientific way on all subsequent school years up to the IB/GIB.
Our modern world is inconceivable without natural sciences. We owe the natural sciences what we call and appreciate as progress.
Unfortunately, this progress is not only beneficial, but there are also new problems arising such as climate change or pollution, which is very clearly visible especially here in Manila. Probably only the natural sciences themselves can deliver satisfactory solutions for these problems.
For the challenges of the present and the future we need people who devote themselves enthusiastically, but also critically, to natural sciences in their professional life. The remainder must have at least sufficient scientific expertise to be able to competently position themselves in relevant political decisions.
8th Graders construct a threefold parachute as part of an experiment on air resistance.
Analysis and experiments are essential parts of research
Our teaching methods ensure a scientific way of learning in an individual way. Theoretical input phases alternate with student experiments.
We ensure a balance between "basic experiments" on one hand with their simple and transparent structure which are still essential for the basic understanding but do not deliver precise measurement values which meet modern demands, and more complex experiments on the other hand, for which electronic measuring systems can be used which are also used everyday in the professional industry.
Especially when experimenting, we always comply with the rule: "Safety first!" That is why, as in all schools within Germany, at the GESM the current "Guideline for safety in the classroom" applies.
As in Germany, rules and regulations are supervised by a special coordinator, nominated by school.