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Science Department Events 2017
On 14 February 2017, the Science Department carried out its annual Science Activity Day for Secondary 1 students. The department’s vision was to inculcate a Spirit of Scientific Inquiry and Independence in students and the science activities allowed students to explore scientific concepts and apply their new understanding to solve novel problems in life.
The Science activity that the Secondary One students took part in is the making of Air Vortex Cannon using recyclable materials such as cardboard boxes, tapes and plastic bags. The students did their work in groups, working together to build up the Air Vortex Cannon from materials during the time allotted. Apart from fulfilling the department’s vision of inculcating the spirit of scientific inquiry, these activities also permitted students to exhibit their teamwork, perseverance and industriousness as they put in many hours of research to complete each of their tasks.
The students came up with various designs for their Air Vortex Cannon, and many of the groups were able to produce satisfactory results, competing intensely with the other groups but with a spirit of camaraderie and sportsmanship. In the end, there were two best performers from Class 1/1 and 1/2 each, and in a final match-up, the team from class 1/2 managed to come out victorious.
Last but not least, this Science activity has provided an excellent platform for better bonding between form teachers, subject teachers and students.
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