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National Science Experiment


Hong Kah Secondary School was featured in the Singapore news (The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, MediaCorp News 5 and Channel News Asia) on 10 and 11 December 2015 for our participation and good work in the National Science Experiment. Click The Straits Times News Report, Lianhe Zaobao News Report and Channel News Asia Report for more information. 

Two Hong Kah Lites, Ng Man Xuan and Gangaraju Shashank, who participated in the National Science Experiment were interviewed by the media. Man Xuan and Shashank also had the opportunity to interact with President Dr Tony Tan and Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean at the launch of the E-mmersive Experiential Environments exhibition at the Science Centre on 10 December 2015. The students spoke confidently to the President and DPM Teo, sharing with them their reflections and suggestions for the National Science Experiment. 
Championed by the National Research Foundation, the National Science Experiment is a nationwide project which seeks to engage students in the learning of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). This large-scale project targets to involve more than 250,000 young Singaporean students over a span of three years. Participants carry the electronic SENSg device to store data such as temperature, humidity, sound and the number of footsteps. The aggregated data collected provides insights into the lifestyles of young Singaporeans and is useful for Singapore's urban planning. 

Around 200 Hong Kah Lites carried the SENSg device over a period of four days in October 2015. Apart from this mass participation, our teachers developed a student learning journey to the Cloud Forest at The Gardens By The Bay by making use of the SENSg device to capture ambient data. 19 students from 1E1 participated in this learning journey to investigate the temperature and humidity differences between the Cloud Forest and Singapore's urban environment. Man Xuan and Shashank were two of the students from 1E1 who took part in the trail.  The learning journey was well-received by students and lauded for its creativity. 

The National Science Experiment complemented our school's Applied Learning Programme in Electronics. Through the National Science Experiment, our students are now able to better appreciate the importance of electronics in sense-making and big data analytics.