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Biology Outreach Program for primary school children

Biology Outreach Programme, or known as Biology Week 2017 was conducted on the last October 14, 2017, held in Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulai Perdana, Skudai, Johor. Our group was the first representative from Asia continent to receive the grant from Royal Society of Biology (RSB) led by Dr Norazimah Mohd Zin, and was the first outreach event in school done in Malaysia under RSB programme.

The aim of the program is to disseminate information of Biology to the primary school children, to get people aware of the subject and embrace their enthusiasm towards it. Among the activities, showcasing  biosciences materials is the most exciting part. They include the area of Microbiology, Nanoscience, Basic Fermentation, Basic Biochemistry and Introduction to Plant. In my group we showcase the nanoscience modules to provide understanding and concept of nano through easy experimentation, compatible to the student’s level. The topics include:

  1. “Explore the sizes: Smelly ballons”,
    • Exploring how to detect things that too small to see
  2. “Explore the tools- Mystery of the form”
    • Learning how researcher use special tools to detect and make image with nanoscale objects
  3. “Draw a circuit”
    • Exploring: Can a pencil conduct electricity?
  4. “Exploring Size- Powers of the games”
    • Learning that things in the universe come in different sizes.  The objects on the cards are organized according to powers of ten.
  5. Ballon nanotubes- Giant hanging model.
    • Learning on carbon nanotubes, CNT (materials that I am working on now) is another nano-related material, and how you can visualize the tiny shape of CNT in a bigger model using balloon

 

The pictures of the whole activities can be seen below..

During the ceremony officiated by Prof. Mohd Rafiq, Dean of FBME UTM and Puan Siti Haidah the school principal of Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Pulai Perdana, Skudai, Johor

Showcasing booth in class rooms

Showcasing of Nanoscience booth– my booth, conducted by my students Farah, Ain, Nisa, Fatin and Aqidah..

1.The Smelly Ballon Booth

2.Mystery Tools

3.Draw a circuit

4.Power of Ten Games

5.Giant Nanoballoon

The end..and thanks for dropping by my page! =))

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