Why are things the way they are?

By Ng Keen Yung and Peh Hui Min Biology’s answer to this is the theory of natural selection. Nature’s vast variety of species is the culmination of millions of years of gradual adaptation to various environments. This is the topic of the latest, and the first 3D digital film to hit the Omni-Theatre, Natural Selection 3D. Of course, you can’t just mention Natural Selection without talking about its creator, Charles Darwin, a renowned English naturalist and geologist. He published hisRead more

Tinker Camp 2016: Journey

Originally posted on The Tinkering Studio Singapore:
Armed with sleeping bags, prototyping notebook and endless amount of creativity, 26 children embarked on an adventure to The Tinkering Studio for our first-ever sleepover camp. Day 1: 25 November 2016 Scribble Bot The day started with a brief introduction to the art of tinkering. Campers get their hands dirty with colour markers and experimenting with different weights to make their very own Scribble Bot. Electronics Fun-damentals To light a bulb, it’s not…

Butterflies in my stomach

Oliver Huang is a Secondary 4 student who underwent an internship at Science Centre Singapore (SCS) in 2016. He has written this blog post during his internship at SCS. Walking into the Butterflies Up-Close exhibition at Science Centre Singapore, you first notice a myriad of colours, with a backdrop of lush green bushes. Your hair is dappled by the light streaming through the foliage; your nose is tingled by the sweet aroma of the flowers; your ears prick up at theRead more

Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet

Promotional Copy Of all the planets in our solar system, none has captured our collective imagination like Mars – a mysterious indelible part of the zeitgeist. The quest to send humans to Mars has engaged the top minds in science in a modern-day space race, and it has infiltrated pop culture through blockbusters like Andy Weir’s “The Martian” and through out of this world tweets from astronaut Scott Kelly. Now, National Geographic Channel; Academy Award- and Emmy-winning producers Brian Grazer,Read more

Peeking into the world of the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Exhibition

Meet Nicholas Cooper, Chief Creative Officer of Victory Hill Exhibitions. An award winning producer, director, writer with over 15 years experience in the entertainment industry, Nicholas specialises in creating fantastic entertainment productions across multiple platforms. Here we get an exclusive with him on the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibition opening at Science Centre Singapore!   Sanjali: So one of the first things that I heard about you is that you are the mastermind behind Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibition. Nicholas: Yeah. [chuckles] It sounds diabolicalRead more

Hour of Code – Tech Jam 2016

It has been three years since the Hour of Code was first introduced. An one-hour introduction to computer science, it caught on worldwide interest. Science Centre Singapore also went on board in 2014. There were introduction of simple coding activities, some of which do not even require you to use a computer! This year, Science Centre will still be holding activities to expose both adults and students to coding. From “Coding with Minecraft” to paper circuits, there will be somethingRead more

Making things Move — Maker Faire Singapore

Discover the joy of making and family bonding at the same time! (Reblogged from Maker Faire Singapore blog) One thing we consistently observe in workshops with parents and kids at the Maker workshops for families is how children and parents are eager to use tools, technologies and equipment that are difficult to obtain. But besides the tools and equipment which allowed participants to geek out, there was a certain wholesome learning to the […] via Making things Move — Maker FaireRead more

5 Reasons to Visit Butterflies Up-Close

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.  And everyone deserves a little sunshine.   -Jeffrey Glassberg, American biologist who revolutionise the pursuit of butterflies with an emphasis on observation in the field Butterflies Up-Close was a recently opened exhibition at Science Centre Singapore which invites you to experience the fascinating transformation of a butterfly from an egg to a beautiful winged adult. Here’s 5 reasons why you need to payRead more

Supermoon

This article is written by Lauren Lee and Eunice Lee from Cedar Girls’ Secondary School. Living in a light-polluted city-state, it is difficult for us to catch many astronomical events or even to see constellations. The moon, however, is easy to spot, and even more so, supermoons. To us, supermoons are just an “enlarged” version of the moon. They occur frequently too — on average, you can see three full moon supermoons a year — so we have definitely seen aRead more

We need it like Oxygen…

DUN DUN DUUUUN!~ (dramatic sound effect) Imagine life without artificial light. without air-conditioning. without (gasp) the internet! That’d be a world without a screen to read this post with. No electronic spouse-like smart phone to give us company (all the way to the toilet). Robson Green’s extreme fishing TV show would forever remain a figment of imagination (and I can’t live with that!). It’d be an uneasy, unimaginable and unliveable world! (just ask Cookie Monster) Simply put, a world without Science, Technology,Read more