USM Space System Lab have organized Space Camp 2017 for secondary school students on 26th-27th August 2017 to instil the minds of young science apperentices in exploring deeper into the study of space environment and technologies. Throughout this camp, the first category (the lower form) students were exposed to problem solving , generating ideas and critical thinking while the second category (upper form) students were introduced to space technology .
The first category students were guided by our team to create a genuine ideas of experiments to be carried together with our HAB to space. The constraint given was an area of 17cmX5cm platform which is a non-living organisms and non-chemical substances to guarantee a safe launch. Instead of just knowing that there were only nine planets, a Sun and a Moon revolving around the Earth, new terms were introduced and applied such as the Big Bang Theory, microgravity, space capsules and so forth. Besides doing researches on the experiment, they also need to come out with an early hypothesis on how would their experiments be affected by the environment in the stratosphere and analyze the post-launch data with a descriptive presentation of hows and whys.