With the support of IT Innovation Lab funding granted by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), the School organised three STEM workshops for all S1 students during S1 Activities Days.
S1 IoT Workshop gave participants an opportunity to learn about the basic knowledge of Internet of Things (IoT) through hands-on experience. Students built a mini observatory that can measure the room temperature and humidity, and a smart door that can be remotely controlled by a mobile device.
S1 Coding Workshop and Competition was a one-day programme. S1 students learnt how to write computer codes and build smart models of catapults and remote-controlled cars. Apart from having fun, six groups of students applied what they had learnt in the workshop to solve an authentic problem in their daily lives. The ultimate winning modes included a smart homework alarm and a smart car.
In the S1 AI Workshop, students were engaged in different physical interactive games, including Turing Test and a game on classifying aliens based on the patterns and external features. The games aimed to help them understand various types and methods of machine learning. The students learnt about face recognition and computer vision in the workshop and used Micro:bit to build an A.I. machine which could sort out different types of rubbish. The workshop raised their awareness of self-driving and the corresponding legal and ethical issues.