Showing posts from January, 2018

Fox Hunting Training

Today our club held a training session for the fox hunting event that is going to be held a few weeks from now. I was sorted into the hunters group and had to find the fox with a receiver.

This is a picture of my group searching for the transmitter using the receiver.

Not soon after, we found out how difficult the game was. It had fragile equipment we had to take care of and the receiver was misleading. Jayden hid the transmitter in a place full of metal that caused the radio waves to bounce everywhere.

This activity taught me a lot about the how radio waves moved about in the school compound and how transmitters and receivers worked.
This training session had also taught me the value of patience as we had to wait a minute to receive new information from the transmitter.
Although the training did not went as expected, I was still enlightened about the new game called "Fox Hunting"

The first Day of Astronomy Club

Today Mr Tan talked about the plans for the future of the club, such as trips and games.
I felt a sense of nostalgia coming back to the Club after a holiday of 2 months. I felt I needed to brush up on my Astronomy knowledge to be better able to lead the new batch of Sec 1s through their academic journey. This made me more enthusiastic about the lessons moving forward.

NYP Poster Competition

For the NYP Poster Competition, Me, Jayden, Clyde, Ernest and Javier formed a team together.

The theme we chose for the competition was "Mars, the red planet".

This is a picture of the poster.
We had to present the poster to a panel of judges for approval.  This was my first competition i Astronomy where I had to present to a specialist. It was a really nerve wracking experience. From the time it took to prepare the presentation to the presentation itself, I would never forget the excited feeling I had at the time. 
Through this competition, I had learnt presentation skills and how to work well under pressure. 

Last Day of Astro 2017

On our last day of Astronomy on Friday, we had lessons as usual from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and we had a Stargazing session that lasted from 6.30pm to 9.00pm.
During the session, we were able to use 3 different kinds of telescopes to look at the sky.
The activity reminded me of the reason why I first chose Astronomy Club as my CCA, it was a wonderful way to commemorate the end of the year 2017.