[ISDC2018] A Trip to the Grand Finals of the International Science Drama Competition by Nanyang Girls’ High School.

The following entries are submissions by International Science Drama Competition (ISDC) 2018 participants from Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School & Nanyang Girls’ High School on their memorable journey with Science Centre Singapore and participating in ISDC2018 overseas.  Written by Ang Hui Wen Rachel on behalf of the Nanyang Girls’ High School, Submitted by Eng Sheng, Science…

10 Moments To Remember From The International Science Drama Competition (ISDC) 2018

By See Eng Sheng and Melody Chew, Science Educators, Science Centre Singapore Lights! Camera! Action! The International Science Drama Competition (ISDC) recently concluded its fourth instalment with the Grand Finals taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! Singapore was represented by our Singapore Finals winners – Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School and Nanyang Girls’ High School….

Sounds like a Bright Idea! 

By Aminah Hydar, Benjamin Wong and Chen Siyu of Broadrick Secondary School  Imagine waking up one day with limited electricity, reserved only for powering essential appliances at home, in schools and in offices. No more watching television, charging our phones and gadgets, using our computers, or even turning on the air-conditioner on a warm day. Seems unlikely? Well, if we are not careful about how we consume electricity,…

Robotics reassembled!

Calling out to all robot-lovers – we’ve got something right up your alley! The upcoming CRADLE S.M.A.R.T. gives you the opportunity to see robots come to life over a two-day camp at Science Centre. You’ll discover how actuators, electronics and computer algorithms activate robots, as well as you’ll get to assemble the robots from scratch, and…

Look forward to the holidays!

What better way to spend your holidays! If you are feeling perplexed over the making of holiday plans for your child, then fret not – you can enrol your child in an innovative and fun–filled 2-day science camp organised by Science Centre Singapore. The Truly Madly Science Programmes are truly mind-blowing as they explore science in the most creative ways…

Rainbow Culinary

If your child is refusing greens, this workshop might be the perfect one for you! Tired of mashing carrots or cutting celery into cube sizes to ensure that they stay hidden in your child’s food? Instead of forcing your child to eat something they dislike (aka vegetables), why not make them love it!  Join Science…

Wrack your brain!

Due to a wrong move, your lab assistant and you are plunged into an unfamiliar time zone and travel back in time. There is no time for you to waste. Think hard and act fast before your time runs out – you have to hit the time machine’s emergency button to return to the present….

Face your Fears!

Challenge yourself and conquer all of your fears this year at Science Centre’s Phobia Party! Not only do you get enjoy Science Centre at Night, you’re assured to sample some groovy food and drinks. Challenge your friends to face their fears at our Fear Challenge Stations, try your hands at our game stations or enjoy…

An InTREEguing Walk

Keen to stretch your legs and explore nature for a change? Want to take a look at some critters up close? Then check out Science Centre’s Intreeguing Walk occurring this Saturday, 5 May 2018! Perfect for anyone wishing to enjoy a guided stroll through nature while learning about the surrounding life. Registration closes on 28 Apr…

Science needs to be championed – Global Study by 3M

Are Singaporeans scientifically literate? And how interested are Singaporeans in pursuing science-related careers? Science is all around us – from the digestive system that churns your breakfast after sunrise to the instant blackout when you flick the light switch before flopping into the bed for a good night rest. Though our country is gradually venturing…

Local Asian Herbs

By Ajuntha Anwari Blue Rice Memory As a child I recall eating a delicious dish at a restaurant in Geylang Serai together with my family. It was a delicious rice dish that gripped my young imagination because the rice was coloured blue! I later learnt that the blue colour came from the blue pea vine…

Singapore Robotic Games is back!

The Singapore Robotic Games (SRG) is back for their 25th year! This is an interesting opportunity for robot lovers out there to watch specialized robots designed to compete in specific events, much like the Olympic games! This event aims to teach the public that robots are capable of doing things other than industrial tasks. SRG…

Aurora: Lights of Wonder

Authored by Cassia Pang and Reviewed by Danny The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, was once thought to be a bad omen by some, since the red lights represented the blood of revenging enemies killed in battle. Others believed that the ribbons of light were the dancing spirits of their ancestors. The brighter the Lights,…

5 places to go to when visiting us this Dec!

Circus! Science Under the Big Top Did you know that trampolines or springboards were hidden to assist circus high jumpers in the past? Have you been intrigued by a contortionist and how they fit into a box or how performers balance on a high wire? Wonder no more! This is your chance to experience the…

Fancy a Beer in the Snow?

Block your calendar this Saturday 28 October for a quite literally chilled out night of cool brews and merry-making! Head down to Snow City to enjoy the Oktoberfest festivities, which include: • A Beer Drinking Competition • A Home-brewed beer at a one-of-a-kind Snow Bar • An Engaging magic show by Stefan Ebinger (from the International Brotherhood of Magicians)…

It’s no ordinary Jam. It’s a Tech Jam!

Written by Hezekiah & Danny “You have 5 minutes left! Do your finishing touches on your products!” On hearing the emcee’s countdown, some participants frantically attempted to assemble their artefact, while others laid back in their chairs, brimming with confidence in their winning pieces on the competition table. At this year’s Caltex Fuel Your School…

Three Reasons Why You Should Visit Circus! Science Under The Big Top

Travelling to Science Centre Singapore, at the Annexe from 28 Oct 2017 to 18 Mar 2018, Circus! Science Under The Big Top, is Science Centre’s blockbuster exhibition! Ever wondered what your grandparents did for fun in their kampong days? Back then, they’d visit the circus – a group of professional entertainers that travel from place to place…

It’s Showtime!

By Grace Quah and Danny My experience in Science Centre’s annual science busking festival was definitely one of the highlights of my life! It was a great exercise in mindfulness – of my science communication abilities, not only at the performance stage but during the preparations too. Let me briefly share some of the significant…

Looking back at my journey…

By Paula Nazarene Evangelista Say How it all began Enthralled by forensic science since young, I would spend entire afternoons fiddling with those fascinating big, blue injection-like things and tasty-looking agar with holes which turned out to be micropipettes and agarose for gel electrophoresis respectively. Little did I know that that a DNA analysis workshop…

Building strengths by growing together

CRADLΣ – the Centre for Research and Applied Learning in Science – has made steady progress in bringing science to life through hands-on experimentation, thanks to the support from schools and industry. On Fri 11 Aug, CRADLΣ’s partners from a number of renowned educational and industrial establishments were recognised through the presentation of certificates and the…

Discovering the Butterflies of Singapore

On 12 Aug 17, Science Centre Singapore and Nature Society Singapore organised a nature talk “Discovering the Butterflies of Singapore” at Science Centre Singapore, delivered by Dr Anuj Jain, Former Chairman, Butterfly & Insect Group, Nature Society Singapore. Dr Jain shared his knowledge about butterflies and the rich diversity in Singapore, both in the parks…

Show You Can! 2017

Written by Fatin Afiqah Lights! Camera! Action! For the second year running, KidsSTOP held its ‘Show You Can!’ creative drama competition at the Marquee in Science Centre Singapore from 12-13 Jul (Auditions) and on 27 Jul 2017 (Finals). Themed, ‘Happy, Healthy Me!’, the Competition featured 11 teams which showed creative ways of leading a healthy…

Grooming tomorrow’s innovators today!

Written by Swapna Haresh Young Scientists Smartly attired in their personalised lab coats, 36 Primary School students presented their Science projects to visitors at the Marquee in Science Centre Singapore on a bright Sat morning on 12 Aug 2017. The entire room was abuzz with all the excited chatter and enthusiasm of the students and visitors alike!…

ScienceArts @ Science Centre Singapore

By Harry and Danny This August, come on down to Science Centre and celebrate the PAssionArts Festival with us! Dubbed, “ScienceArts”, the Festival showcases the talent and hard work of residents who have created inspiring, interactive art installations. Launch Celebration! Be here on 5 Aug 2017, 5.30pm to 9.00pm for the launch of the “Science…

Asian Scientist Writing Prize

By Harry and Danny As there’s a famous saying that goes, “You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother”. The Asian Scientist Writing Prize was back, co-organized by Science Centre Singapore and Asian Scientist Magazine seeking to find the best science writing in Asia. It was introduced in 2015…

Inspiring contest winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in Science Centre Singapore’s 40th Anniversary 40-word Facebook Contest! Without your support, we wouldn’t have achieved…   102                                      200                        …

Tinker Fest ’17 (Illusions): Journey

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…

A Peek into a Child’s Mind

Written by: Setoh Pei Pei What goes on inside a child’s mind? Does a child think in the same way as I do? How does a child reason about things that happen around him or her? If you are a parent or have the experience of interacting with young children, you may have pondered over…

Tinkerama

Written by : Kiruthika Ramanathan Learning City – at the Istana Open House May 2017 The showcase of makers went to the Istana for the second time during Labor day, 1 May 2017. Afterall, there is no other appropriate day than labor day to showcase the makers and people involved in Making. For labor day, Science…

How good are we at detecting lies?

Written by : Koh Tong Wey & Jeslyn Lim Apparently, it is not good. Many previous studies revealed that people are only able to catch lies half the time; in other words, no better than flipping coins. That’s not too different from the experience of my gullible self. But wait! Some of us may recall that…

Robotic Dinos to Land at Science Centre Singapore

Flying out of Japan for the first time, Kokoro Din Robot Factory is landing at Science Centre Singapore on 20 May 2017 and will be there till 27 Aug 2017! Perfect for children up to 12 years old, they’ll get to learn more about robotics and engineering through this cool new exhibition! h So what…

S.M.A.R.T Camp

31 May 2017 – 1 June 2017 Electronics S.M.A.R.T Camp In today’s world, humans depend on electronics in communications, entertainments, defense applications, industrial applications and medical services. Our day to day life involves the use of electronic devices and it has played a major role in every of our life. While electronics has made tremendous…

Behind-The-Scenes

Written by Che Wan Forensic Science is a topic that has been garnering interest for quite a number of years, probably due to numerous television series and media coverage. Forensic Science is a process of evidence collection and analysis of clues on a scientific level, which eventually leads to figuring out the crime – who…

#SCSInspiresMe

By Harry and Danny Science Centre is organising a series of fantastic events in celebration of its 40th Anniversary in 2017! To kick this off, we’ve come up with a Facebook Contest – inviting you to share your memories with us! #SCSInspiresMe Simply comment in 40 words or less (with the hashtag #SCSInspiresMe) on our FB…

Five Things To Do At Science Centre This April!

By Valerie Wong Picnic Under the Planets Last year, thousands joined us at the Observatory Green for an evening of fun and films. This 7 April, in conjunction with the viewing of Jupiter at its fullest and brightest, Science Centre brings back Picnic Under the Planets. From Screen On The Green movie screenings to science…

It’s Raining Pi!~

What a blast! We celebrated Pi (π) Day in style on 14 March at Science Centre! The revelry was contagious – kicking off in the office! The Pi-fever later spilled into the Gallery spaces with 100 sporting guests joining a Pi Circle at our Atrium – closer to midday! Each of us held a numbered card – representing a digit of Pi (3.14…), and participated…

A great cause for celebration!

By Sharmin Taj When we were students, Mathematics was something we had all feared at one point in time. We can recall the countless formulas, shapes and equations that we had to remember, all to solve a question on how many apples a boy had. “Practice makes perfect!” our teachers would say, while handing out a…

Shouting out Memorable Moments!~

Chris Wright gave an inspiring shout out of Science Centre Singapore to over 2.3 million Qantas passengers through the Qantas’ Travel Insider – Australia’s No.1 read magazine in the Business and Airline categories. Here’s what he wrote: “Singapore builds new attractions all the time but Science Centre Singapore has been a fail-safe rainy-day wonder since 1977. A hands-on museum, even before […]

A Starry Proposal!~

By Danny and Gauri Saxena Science Centre Singapore is so memorable to many of our guests for so many reasons. One of which includes being an idyllic place for a wedding proposal! Our very own Omni-Theatre which turns 30 this year, has seen quite a few proposals of recent, with younger couples opting to propose and pledge their love for one another in…

Tinker Camp 2016: Journey

Read about the adventure of 26 children at Science Centre’s first-ever sleepover Tinker Camp! *Hint: Next camp is coming up in June 2017!*

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…

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…

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…

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…

STEM’s significance goes on-air on Danish National Radio

An excerpt from an interview (part I) of A/Prof Lim Tit Meng (SCS Chief Executive) by Kristoffer Frøkjær – the Host of “World of Science” programme on Danish National Radio Kristoffer: First of all, I must say that I’m really impressed by the Science Centre. We have something in Denmark which is like a tenth or something…

Halloween Haunts

Aaah, that pumpkin spice, those chocolates and sweets, that spooky and chilly (depending on where you are in the world) time of the year. It’s got to be one of my favourites holidays of the year, that time to indulge and be merry! Good ol’ memories from my childhood of eating candy and trying to…

Young Learners’ Festival – Perspectives from our volunteers

This article is written by Mustikha and Hui Ling, volunteers with the Young Learners’ Festival 2016 held at Science Centre Singapore from 26 September to 7 October. In anticipation of the annual Young Learner’s Festival, we volunteers had to undergo a 2-day training to better prepare ourselves for the event. On the first day, all…

Insights from the Google Science Fair Singapore Team

The Google Science Fair is a global online science and technology competition open to individuals and teams from ages 13 to 18. This year, three girls, Marion, Joy and Sonia entered the competition from Singapore. All three girls are members of the SAYES club and have worked in NJRC, Science Buskers and SSEF at Science…

Celebrate Children’s Day at Science Centre Singapore!

Looking for ideas to spend Children’s Day on 7 October? Here’s some suggestions! Be a Nature Explorer Participate in hands-on activities and bring back your own handmade souvenirs (your very own climbing monkey toy and others). Immerse yourselves in our rustic Ecogarden and be entertained by a fascinating Science show! Your children can do all…

Tinkering to infinity – and beyond!

This article is written by Valerie Wong, Corporate Communications Officer from the Science Centre Singapore.   If you have run out of ideas for what your kids should do this upcoming September school holidays, come on down to Science Centre Singapore and join us at Tinker Fest, where ideas never run out, but keep on…