22 April, 2017 – Institute of Advanced Technology (ITMA) has organized a program called Science is Fun Camp. The program was attended by 44 students from Sekolah Kebangsaan Serdang and Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Seri Serdang, Selangor. The program has been implemented with the involvement of ITMA staff and students acting as a facilitator in this program.
The main objective of the program is to nurture the students interest in science and technology. The program was divided into five sessions. The first session is called "Early Science Discovery" where students were introduced to the scientists who were pioneered the field of science and technology. Next, the students were given a chance to produce a jet through the session "Let it fly up to the sky". The purpose of this session are to test the students efficiency to ensure their created jet will able to fly far and high according to the scientific concept of flight.
At the third session, the students were introduced to the microscope through session called "Let's see how it's look?". In this session, students will be able to identify the types of cells with the guidance of facilitators who were also the students of ITMA. The students were very excited to see the microorganisms that not visible to the naked eye. The program continues with the experimental activity on producing soap using paper through the activity named "Let's make bubbes". This activity is hoped to nurture the students in the aspect of hygiene.
This activity can also nurture the students to ensure hygiene aspect is very important in daily routines.
Finally, the minds of the students are tested through polystyrene cup stacking activity, named "How high can you stack?". Students who are able to develop the highest polystyrene cup wins. This activity involves the gravitational effects on the stability of the cup structure and how the students can ensure the stability of the cup stacks structure.
Overall, the students are very excited and satisfied with the activities. The program concluded with the presentation of a certificates and a photo session. It is hoped that the program like this can be organized later on.
Updated:: 27/04/2017 [marzieana]
Institute of Advanced Technology,
Universiti Putra Malaysia,
Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia