Science-inspired playground for students

Saturday, 26/12/2020, 23:59 [GMT+7]

Science-inspired playground for students

The provincial 2020 - 2021 Scientific & Technical Creation Contest just held by Khanh Hoa Department of Education & Training has provided an opportunity for  high school students to turn their ideas and initiatives into practical products.
 
From the idea to help schools with student management and epidemic control to assure school safety, Nguyen Do Nhu Ngoc, Class 9/2 and Tran Hiep Thanh, Class 9/3, Le Thanh Liem Junior High School, Nha Trang City developed a project on student management and family-school connection on Vietnam Education Network (VnEdu). 
 

 

 

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Introducing projects.
 
 
 
The system uses electronic components available on the market and is connected and operated on the C++ programming language. When student ID cards are scanned, schools, teachers and parents can keep track of students' entrance and exit time; and check students remaining on campus after school time and get informed of those remaining at school via automatic broadcast which gives immediate detailed information for the school to check if there are any students unable to leave the class for some reasons. The system can also shut down the entire electrical system in each classroom after class and take temperatures of students when entering school.
 
This is one of the 6 projects awarded the first prize in the provincial 2020 - 2021 Scientific & Technical Creation Contest and also the only project by junior high school students winning the first prize. 148 projects by 250 students showed diverse ideas in various fields sharing the same goal of seeking solutions to practical problems in life.
 
Students at Phan Boi Chau High School, Cam Ranh City wished to improve the 10th graders’ adaptation to their new learning environment. Le Quy Don Gifted High School (Nha Trang City) applied information technology to simulate anatomy in medical observation. Students from Ngo Gia Tu High School (Cam Ranh City) found solutions to raise awareness, attitude and behavior of students about COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control. Students from Ly Tu Trong High School (Nha Trang City) designed software The Plantae to identify and provide scientific information of plants. Students from ISchool Nha Trang researched and created a robot for rescue and transportation.
 
Other projects included solutions to inspire joy and happiness in learning for junior high school students (Nguyen Du Junior High School, Dien Khanh District); connect some traditional trades and craft villages in Van Ninh with educational activities at school (Van Lang Junior High School, Van Ninh District); partly improve LGBT prejudice among students (Pham Van Dong High School, Nha Trang City), etc. Also at the contest, suggestions were given by the jury to improve and further develop students’ ideas and products.
 
This year’s contest received more entries with higher quality compared with previous years. Projects increased by 7 and participants up by 20. Schools made thorough preparation with many innovative products, some of which received counseling from experts from universities inside and outside Khanh Hoa. 
 
Many schools helped students select suitable research, assigned experienced teachers to give them support as well as provided funding for scientific studies. Many participants showed confidence, good knowledge and passion for science. This contest contributed to the innovation in teaching and testing methods, promoting learners’ capacity and inspiring research and application of knowledge in real life.
 
Khanh Hoa Department of Education & Training has launched the provincial 2021 - 2022 Scientific & Technical Creation Contest and requested schools to continue giving support and inspiring students to challenge themselves in research and creative activities, according to Le Dinh Thuan, Deputy Director of Khanh Hoa Department of Education.
 
H.Ngan
Translated by N.T