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"Science World: Exploring Space to Benefit Mankind"

Education Programme 

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PolyU is organising a new initiative entitled “Science World: Exploring Space to Benefit Mankind” Education Programme in the 2021/22 school year to introduce space sciences and technologies to secondary students.



The objectives of the Programme are:

  • To stimulate students’ interest in STEM education through an online lecture series;
  • To help students understand the benefits of space explorations to mankind and the scientific importance of the China Space Station;
  • To inspire students’ innovative thinking in technology through the utilisation of the China Space Station, particularly the microgravity environment; and
  • To provide an opportunity for students to realise their scientific experiment inside (or outside) the China Space Station.


Target Students

Online Lecture Series (Secondary 1 to Secondary 6 students)

Competition (Secondary 3 to Secondary 5 students)



October 2021 to May 2022


Programme Fee

Free of charge


Programme Briefing

Three online briefing sessions will be conducted on 16 October, 23 October and 11 November 2021 after the signature lectures.


Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Date: 16 October 2021 (Saturday)

Date: 23 October 2021 (Saturday)

Date: 11 November 2021 (Thursday)

Time: 10.30 am to 12.00 noon

Time: 10.30 am to 12.00 noon

Time: 6.00 pm to 7.15 pm

Signature Lecture I & Programme Briefing –

“Space Station’s Contribution to Space Resources and Human Developments”


Signature Lecture II & Programme Briefing

“Maps for Space Exploration”


Signature Lecture III & Programme Briefing –

"What is Microgravity? Discovering Interesting Phenomena in Microgravity"

甚麼是微重力? 發現微重力中的有趣現象

Medium of Instruction: Cantonese

Medium of Instruction: Cantonese / English / Putonghua

Medium of Instruction: Cantonese

Mode: Online (Zoom)

Mode: Online (Zoom)

Mode: Online (Zoom)


Programme Details

The Programme consists of the following two activities:


Part 1 – Online Lecture Series

A total of 13 online lectures on space-related topics will be delivered by PolyU academic staff from mid-October to mid-December 2021. Teachers and students at all levels are welcome to register individually.

Details of the online lecture series are listed in Appendix 1.

Registration link:


Part 2: Competition

Interested Secondary 3 to 5 students can further join a competition on a school basis. The Competition provides a chance for students to put what they have learned from the online lecture series into practice. Students are required to design an experiment in their own chosen science fields, making use of microgravity in the space station, to demonstrate how it can benefit mankind. Each school can nominate a maximum of 2 teams, comprising 1 – 2 teacher advisors and a maximum of 5 students for each team. Team representatives are required to attend each online lecture.

Each team can submit ONE proposal only.


Programme Schedule

Details of the programme schedule are listed in Appendix 2.



The adjudication panel will shortlist ten finalists and invite the teams to make a 15-minute presentation about the scientific theories behind their proposals. The teams will have to bring along the prototype for explanation and demonstration.



The three winning schools will receive a grant to reward participating students and to further promote STEM education in school:

  • Champion: $10,000;
  • First runner-up: $5,000; and
  • Second runner-up: $3,000

Each participating student will receive a certificate; and the finalists who are at Secondary 4 and 5 will be invited to join the PolyU Junior Research Mentoring Programme and PolyU Summer Programme 2022.

The winning experiments may be modified by PolyU experts for trial inside (or outside) the China Space Station.


Online registration on a school basis should be made by 30 November 2021.

Registration link:



For enquiries, please feel free to email us at or call us at 3400 8301 / 3400 8302.


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