By Fatin Iesa, Science Centre Singapore’s resident tinkerer who loves to apply scientific knowledge in a crazy and messy manner.
The Tinkering Studio celebrated the school holidays with another edition of Tinker Fest from 29 May to 4 June 2017.
Based on the theme on Illusions, visitors wrapped their minds to create and explore visually-warped optical illusions. Through various hands-on activities and workshops, visitors learn science concepts through experimenting and are challenged to watch the world from a different angle.
Science concepts like reflections, refractions and static electricity were explored through the 5 different hands-on daily activities.
Parent-and-child pairs tinkered their creativity to create optical illusions through the different workshops happening throughout the week!
Make Your Own Magic Trick
On Monday, it is Make Your Own Magic Trick where participants make their own optical illusions and put on a show at the end of the workshop.
On Tuesday, participants tinker with lights and objects to create a shadow story in Shadow Illusions.
The Zoetrope workshop on Wednesday allows participants to produce the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of drawings of photographs showing progressive phases of that motion.
Thursday has the participants lighting up their thinking caps to create light sources and drawing with lights for Light Painting workshop.
Makey-Makey: Music Room
A musical orchestra was created by the participants using Makey-MakeyTM and other conductive materials.