120 Year 6 students from SRK St Bernadette’s Convent, Batu Gajah recently attended the Go-Science programme held at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) on 22 June 2013. The event was officiated by En Ahmad Maswan Ahmad Fuaad, District English Language Officer, South Kinta District
Organised by UTP Faculty of Science and Information Technology (FSIT), Go-Science programme is held with the following objectives:
- To create and elevate primary school children’s awareness of Science through real and hands-on experiments. These experiments will then assist to develop students’ long term spatial memory.
- To build and boost students’ interest of learning Science by connecting science in their everyday life. This will aid students to understand better the fundamental concepts of Science.
For Go-Science, the students were required to carry out five experiments at UTP Chemistry Laboratory. The experiments that were carried out are based on Year 6 Science UPSR syllabus, which are Colour Float Experiment-Density, Acid and Alkaline, Yeast Air Balloon-Respiration, Types of Electric Circuit, Reflection and Refraction of Light and Air Pressure.
Overall, the students and teachers felt that Go-Science programme has benefited them tremendously as it has enhanced their understanding of science through practical skills, data manipulation and scientific data interpretation.