Featured in Lian He Zao Bao - "Stimulating Students to Think Flexibly About Scientific Principles Through Analysis of Sensors' Environmental Data"

Featured in Lian He Zao Bao - "Stimulating Students to Think Flexibly About Scientific Principles Through Analysis of Sensors' Environmental Data"

Date
Thursday, 06 August 2015

Featured in Lian He Zao Bao - "Stimulating Students to Think Flexibly About Scientific Principles Through Analysis of Sensors

OER Research Scientist Dr Kenneth Lim Yang Teck, along with five other research associates, was featured in the 4 July 2015 edition of Lian He Zao Bao. Together with Ahmed Hilmy, Yuen Ming De, Derek Chua, Collin Chan and Richard Lee, Kenneth embarked on a project that explored the use of environmental sensors to prompt students’ learning in the field of Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

His project, titled “Exploring Local Micro-Climates with an Open-Source Mesh of Sensor Motes”, had initiated the installation of sensors within a school to collect environmental data, so as to let students have a better understanding of their local geographic and scientific phenomena.

These sensors were made with low cost and customized everyday household items, and have helped to promote further dialogues between teachers and peers, while building curricula that hone soft skills and establish basic principles in Technology and Engineering simultaneously. This multi-disciplinary approach to curriculum design was implemented in Crest Secondary School to help the teachers design a curriculum that combines Mathematics and Geography with Science.