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29 June 2018 -- STEM Activities for DGJS P.4 Students


In order to allow our fellow P.4 students to learn more about the STEM education, the Computer Club, DGS Programming Team, Mathematics Team and Electronics and Robotics Team had co-organised the STEM Activity Day for our junior sisters. Each team had prepared fun and engaging activities so as to showcase the wide-ranging capabilities of different aspects of STEM:

The Computer Club introduced the concept of augmented reality and virtual reality using mobile phones. Through seeing virtual images and experiencing some VR games like riding on a roller coaster, P.4 students were given the chance to learn about the latest development of technology and how it is closely-related to our daily life.

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The DGS Programming Team provided an opportunity for students to play with mBots using iPads to complete different tasks, which included programming a dance routine for their mBots and controlling their mBots to poke the balloons tied on others’ mBots. This allowed students to have a taste of programming as well as seeing its fun side.

As for the Mathematics Team, some basic cryptography techniques were introduced to students, including Caesar cipher and pocket enigmas, which certainly changed their perception towards Mathematics, as not only being about numbers, but also, as Einstein once said, as a mystical 'poetry of logical ideas'.

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Members of the Electronics and Robotics Team briefed students about their involvement in FIRST robotics competitions and demonstrated tasks from the said competitions in order to pique their interest in robotics and expand their horizons. The two competition teams also briefly shared their experiences in preparing for the competition walking the P.4 girls through the work they put into creating a functional robot.

All in all, P.4 students had a chance to exercise their creative and logical thinking through playing the various fun and exciting activities provided by all four teams. We look forward to organising more activities so as to promote STEM education in future.

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Reported by: Ramona Chin