Impossible to Possible

Student Workshops


Where to Build a Windfarm

Students will learn about what renewable energy is and why it is important given the global challenges to our climate and the unsustainability of our traditional energy sources. Students will be split into groups of four and each team member will be given the role of an engineer, geoscientist, ornithologist or marine mammal expert. Each team will then determine the best place to site an offshore wind farm, looking at all of the different considerations, like whether there are any protected bird species nearby and what sort of material the seabed is made from.

Curriculum link:
Science curriculum S1-S3: Unit 5 Energy

Date Time
6.3.2017 (Mon) 10:00am - 11:30am
12:00 noon - 1:30pm
 
Venue:
Laboratory, Hong Kong Science Museum
Facilitator:
Outreach team from Newcastle University
Reservation:
Schools can register as participants online through the Training Calendar on the Education Bureau website: https://tcs.edb.gov.hk/tcs/publicCalendar/start.htm
Remarks:
  • Conducted in English
  • Suitable for secondary (S1-S3) students and teachers
  • The workshops aim to have teachers and students learn together. Teachers can form groups with a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 9 students. Priority will be given to groups who have 10 members (1 teacher and 9 students)
 

The Ocean’s Hidden Creatures: The Amazing World of Plankton

Embark on a journey through our oceans and lakes to discover the amazing world of plankton in this workshop led by the University of Glasgow. What are plankton? How do they survive? Why are they important?  Peer into microscopes to discover this fascinating and diverse group of organisms and uncover cutting-edge research from the University of Glasgow. Explore food chains and learn what these tiny creatures can tell us about the health of our aquatic environment. Can you identify the mystery species? Become a marine microbiology detective and find out!

Curriculum link:
Science curriculum S1-S3: Unit 3 Looking at Living Things

Date Time
13.3.2017 (Mon) 1:00pm - 2:30pm
3:30pm - 5:00pm
 
Venue:
Laboratory, Hong Kong Science Museum
Facilitator:
Outreach team from the University of Glasgow
Reservation:
Schools can register as participants online through the Training Calendar on the Education Bureau website: https://tcs.edb.gov.hk/tcs/publicCalendar/start.htm
Remarks:
  • Conducted in English
  • Suitable for secondary (S1-S3) students and teachers
  • The workshops aim to have teachers and students learn together. Teachers can form groups with a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 9 students. Priority will be given to groups who have 10 members (1 teacher and 9 students)