Course Objectives:
  1. In line with the "Nature and Life" of kindergarten curriculum, HKNEAC provides inquiry-based and comprehensive environmental education courses.

  2. Allowing students to develop their curiosity and creativity in exploring interesting things in their daily lives and natural environment.
  3. Improving students' scientific exploration and problem-solving skills.
  4. Raising students' awareness of the living environment and their love for nature.
  5. Increasing students' knowledge and interest in astronomy, and motivating them to explore the wonderful universe.

Inquiry-Based Courses: Project Study

Through a variety of inquiry activities, students can gain a deep insight into the project content to explore knowledge and have fun with it.

(I)        Theme 1: Little Astronomer

By transforming into Little Astronomers, students not only learn about the solar system but also operate astronomical instruments and use their senses to explore the mysteries of the universe.


~         Exploration of the sun:

~         Use the telescopes and the solar filter to observe the sunspot and the prominence.

~         Explore the universe through the giant telescope:

~     Operate the giant computer astronomical telescope and experience what it feels like to become a future space explorer.

~         Adventure of the space

~     How can we conduct stargazing in the daytime? Come and enter the three-dimensional simulation Astronomical Centre to see the beautiful stars in the daytime.


(II)      Theme 2: Ecoscope

Our organic garden contains a colourful world of various creatures, allowing the students to walk around and observe through microscopes to record what they have seen and heard from nature.

~         Eco Tour:

~     Plants come in many different shapes and colours, and insects also have their own habits. Let’s find out their differences together.

~         Discovery of Eco Trail

~     Students may find unexpected rewards when they are walking through the Eco Trail, observe different creatures, and record their living conditions.

~         Explore the Micro World:

~     What does a creature look like after being magnified? Let’s find the answer through a microscope!










(III)     Theme 3: Creative Planting

Through a planting experience that emphasizes both knowledge and practice, students learn about the basic knowledge of planting, pest control, and the importance of fertilization. They also need to take care of plants to experience the hard work of farmers.

~         Factors of Planting:

~     What are some of the essential factors that help plants grow? Let’s make use of our five senses to explore!

~         Where is the Insect?

~     Let’s go to the garden and find the whereabouts of the insects to see which insects the farmer hate the most!

~         Seedling:

~         Let’s make a flowerpot out of a plastic bottle before taking it home.

*  Every student has to bring their own plastic bottle for the planting activities so that they will receive a seedling free of charge at the end of the activity. *

(IV)     Theme 4: Eco Agent

How does a leaf make students learn and think about the relationship between nature and human life? The answer is for them to explore, investigate, discuss, summarize, and reflect upon their discoveries in the natural environment. During the activity, students and teachers will explore different plant species and design some fun games with the use of natural materials.

(V)       Theme 5: The Amazing Rocky Tour

Learning about rocks is no longer a difficult thing to do. Through experiment, field trip, and artistic creation, students get to learn about the rocks step by step.

~         The Secret of Rocks:

How much do you know about rocks? Let’s find out the secrets of rocks through experiment and observation.

~         The Rocks and Me:

Rocks can be seen in our daily lives. But where can we find them? What have they transformed into? Students will play the role of a rock agent to find out the rocks’ footprints at HKNEAC.

~         The Artwork of Rock:

Rocks can be built into different patterns and shapes, giving students a space to bring their creativity into full play. Let’s get together and make our own creations out of rocks.

(VI)     First Science Exploration (I)

A science activity that balances nature and technology leads students to explore, hypothesize, verify, and solve their problems during the activities, allowing them to gain new knowledge from the science activity and enjoy the fun of it.

~ Fun Vehicle Making Contest

By using natural materials and a vibration motor, students make a movable vehicle to take parts in different types of contests.







(VII)    Happy Nature

After finding different materials from nature, students observe their characteristics and forms before carrying out art activities and game creation.

~         Stamps

Find rich colours in nature with students, and use natural pigments and seals to create beautiful pictures.

~         Game creations

Every plant and tree in nature is the material for creating games. Let’s find suitable materials from nature, design interesting and interactive games together, and enjoy the fun of it.

(VIII)   First Science Exploration (II) – Little Architect

A story about architecture gives rise to a series of children’s science activities, allowing children to play the role of little architects in the story and build houses and amusement facilities for their new friends (SpongeBob Square Pants).

~        New House for New Friend

Students are required to make use of papers and toilet paper tubes to build a house for SpongeBob.

~        New Amusement Facilities for New Friends

Students are required to make use of simple materials to build some amusement facilities for SpongeBob.

~        Little Rubber Ball’s Challenges

SpongeBob’s friend, Little Rubber Ball, visits him and takes part in a series of challenges. Let’s help Little Rubber Ball get through all challenges.

Target: Students aged 6 or above

Number of Participants: Maximum 40 students per session

Duration: Approximate 2.5 hours per session (9:30am – 12:00nn or 2:00pm – 4:30pm)

Charge: Free of charge (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen Education Service Fund).

Remarks: Each school may apply for no more than 6 courses.

Application: All schools in Hong Kong will receive a course registration notification letter in late August each year so that they can apply for the courses of the following year.