The Science Department

at Harrow International School Hong Kong

Science Education Fair – Sat 23rd Jan

This looks very interesting and is open to the public, as well as schools participating.

The Programme page has more details:


Happy New Year!

We hope you’ve all had a great Christmas and New Year and are ready and raring to go for 2016! Here’s a selection of interesting news stories from over the holidays:

Ebola Epidemic ends in Guinea

‘Social Robots’ working in Singapore

UK astronaut joins International Space Station

A collection of BBC News Best Science Reads 2015

Beauty of Engineering captured in Photography

Bullet holes & Graphene caves: picturing engineering


Year 10 & 11 made some festive ‘snowglobes’ by recrystallising Lead Iodide (warning: toxic!) and crafting plasticine models!


The Promise of Gene-Editing

Scientists from around the world are currently meeting in Washington to discuss the way forward for human gene editing. Find out more about what it is currently being used for, and what it potentially could do.

Nightingale and Smith through to finals!

Congratulations to Nightingale and Smith who won their semi-finals in the Senior Interhouse Science Quiz.

The final will be played on Tuesday 12th Jan during Science week.

Powering Tractors with Methane from corn… or cows?!

World’s first methane powered tractor created in Italy

Hour of Code 2015! (7-13th Dec)



Then go ahead and do it now! Use blocks of code to take Steve or Alex on an adventure through this Minecraft world at


or create your own Star Wars game in a galaxy far, far away at


Help us reach 100 million students by the end of the year! Get started at
May the Code be with you!
Speak to Mr Fall to find out more.

6 graphics that explain Climate Change

With the UN conference on climate change currently underway, make sure you understand what it’s all about.

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