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It is sad that the National Science Experiment Big Data Challenge will not continue next year (Nanyang Girls' High the big winner in data challenge ; Sept 14). Its merits go beyond kindling an interest in our students in science or merely collating and analysing data. The data collected could form part of the upcoming Singapore Student Learning Space (New online platform will let students learn at own pace ; Aug 17). Many more generations of students could access the data in a safe environment, make hypotheses and draw inferences. They can then make better sense of the dynamic environment we live in and the social patterns we encounter. It also offers them an opportunity to work on real issues faced during data collection. By tying up with existing coding competitions, such as the National Primary Games Creation Competition, and working alongside mentors from higher educat...

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