| NYL |
STUDENTS in Year 7 to Year 11 of Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit Girls Arabic Religious Secondary School (SUAMPRIPAD) were given a chance to discover science in a different light during the school’s annual Science Fair held yesterday.
During the one-day event, the pupils participated in demonstrations and interactive experiments, including experiments on food and nutrition, climate change and chemical reactions on different materials.
Physics teacher and science coordinator Hj Mawaridi bin Hj Dr Morsidi said, “Children have a natural tendency towards exploration and discovery, so it is important to encourage them to be curious about nature and the world and to educate them on the importance of science in their everyday lives.”
At the Astronomy booth, students explored Islamic Cosmology and read books that explain scientific knowledge that is represented in the Al-Quran and As-Sunnah.
A student, Nurin Najihah binti Azry, said she enjoyed watching the live experiments.
“I particularly enjoy an experiment where everyday products like baking soda and vinegar, when mixed together inside a zipper-lock bag, will cause the bag to puff up dramatically and pop with a bang. The fair was more interesting compared to learning in class where it is more theory-based,” she said.
Another student, Nur Izzati Safwah binti Hj Md Sufri, said the exhibition was beneficial to her as a science-stream student.
“It was an eye-opener to see the way the experiments are being carried out and I think that it would be easier to understand the subject if our teachers carry out such experiments in class,” said the Year 10 pupil.