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26th Primary STEAM Project Exhibition Exploring Climate Change

The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)’s Department of Science and Environmental Studies (SES) and the Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD) held today (8 May) the 26th Primary STEAM Project Exhibition (PSPE) at the Hong Kong Central Library.


The theme of this year’s exhibition was ‘Climate Change’, and over 1,000 primary students and teachers from schools in the Greater Bay Area (including local schools) participated in the largest annual exhibition on STEAM education in Hong Kong.
Among the nearly 170 entries, students conducted research on natural disasters such as climate change, extreme weather events, food security and risks to biodiversity. They then applied academic knowledge and STEAM-related methods to propose innovative improvement strategies.


Participants could choose between the ‘Inquiry Group’ or the ‘Invention Group’ and then identified issues related to natural disasters, contemplated and investigated the connection between natural disasters and climate change, and developed thoughts, improvement plans and solutions. They then shared their research processes and findings with the public.


Dr Li Wai-chin,EdUHK SES Associate Professor, one of the chairpersons of the exhibition’s organising committee said, “All the participating students have demonstrated boundless creativity and contributed to the improvement of climate change.” Dr Sarah Lee Hoi-man, another chairperson said, “This event has increased students' interest in learning, promoted transdisciplinary learning, and advanced the learning and teaching of STEAM.”


The event's judging panel comprised professionals and educators from various sectors, including government departments, higher education, education organisations, green organisations, and EdUHK scholars. The panel selected outstanding projects for various award categories, including ‘Adjudicator Awards’ and ‘Outstanding Achievement Awards’.


The four participating schools which received Adjudicator Awards were:

  • Chai Wan Kok Catholic Primary School—By exploring the principle of buoyancy, to design an environmentally friendly and effective automatic floodgate to prevent water damage;
  • Pentecostal Yu Leung Fat Primary School—By incorporating principles of biomimicry and conducting experiments in classrooms, to explore the methods to reduce the use of air conditioning and promote energy efficiency;
  • Kowloon Women's Welfare Club Li Ping Memorial School—Creating a device to prevent elevator flooding, which can be activated in advance;
  • Buddhist Chan Wing Kan Memorial School—Using various types of waste materials to create eco-friendly insulation bricks.


For more details, please visit the PSPE website:

*Co-organisers: (in alphabetical order)
Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development, EdUHK
Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence Teachers Association
Department of Science and Environmental Studies, EdUHK
Education Bureau
Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education
Hong Kong Education City
Hong Kong Science Museum
TechEd Centre, Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers

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