Featured in Lian He Zao Bao - "Stimulating Students to Think Flexibly About Scientific Principles Through Analysis of Sensors' Environmental Data"
Thursday, 06 August 2015
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).
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
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.