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Po Leung Kuk (PLK) Laws Foundation College (LFC) and PLK Luk Hing Too Primary School (LHT) jointly organized a 2-day Science Camp for primary 4 and 5 students from LHT on August 3 and 5, 2010.  The Science Camp aimed to provide LHT’s students with more training on scientific literacy.  Most importantly, in the science camp, LHT’s students experienced how to be a scientist.  The first Science Camp was held in August 2009.

Students were designing their own setup of an experiment.

Students discussed how they did an experiment.

It is believed that students from primary schools should receive structural training in science.  LHT has established a school-based science curriculum to let primary school students explore science and enjoy the interest of science.  As LHT and LFC are a through-train school, they jointly organized Science Camp to provide LHT’s students with a chance to learn advanced science and conduct investigation in a standard laboratory.  It is known that LFC has a well-established biotechnology laboratory to conduct scientific research related to cell biology and molecular biology.

Mr. Justin Chu was introducing the “home” of cultured cells in the Biotechnology Laboratory.

We were a chemist. We were doing an experiment about chemistry.

In the Science Camp, the students can learn the subject matter and research procedures in Biotechnology, Chemistry and Physics.  The Science Camp was structured as a 2-day programme.  Students in each subject will conduct an investigatory project.  The details of the lessons are as follows:

 

In Biotechnology lessons, LHT’s students studied the quality of water in terms of bacterial quantity.  They first collected different types of water from different areas.  Then, the water was put into a Petri dish which contains nutrients for bacterial growth.  After two days, the growth of bacteria was observed.  The quantity of bacterial colonies was measured.  Through this study, LHT’s students can learn how to conduct environmental studies of water pollution.

A LHT’s student was predicting the results of an experiment.

LHT’s students explained the results of their bacterial culture.

 

In Chemistry lessons, Primary 4 students did a project to prepare a natural indicator from red cabbage leaves and fruits. Through this project, the students learnt the properties of acids and alkalis and some basic skills about making a good observation in an experiment.

Primary 5 students did a project to produce a battery with the uses of metal strips and fruits. Through this project, the students learnt the basic principles of a battery and some basic techniques about preparing a solution.

In Physics lessons, Primary 4 students studied how to make a telescope by applying the knowledge about light.  Through this project, the students knew some basic properties of light.

Primary 5 students studied how a boat can float on water.  In the study, they identified the importance of density in many daily-life issues.

 

At the end of the Science Camp, nearly all students commented that they enjoyed the Science Camp.  Most importantly, they indicated that their interest in science was promoted after the Science Camp.  It is so happy to join our Science Camp.  Won’t you (LHT’s students) join us next year?

 

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