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,…

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…

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…

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…

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!…

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                        …

#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…

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…

Science Buskers Festival 2016

Did you know that when you put a glass rod inside glass jar containing glycerin, it will disappear? Or that you can poke through your take away tea bag with a pencil, without it being spilled? All these and many more ‘magic’ science tricks were showcased in the auditions of the Science Buskers Festival 2016,…

Young Inventors Shine!

The 30th Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award (TKKYIA) Presentation Ceremony and Exhibition was held at the Science Centre Singapore on Sat, 28 May 2016 with nearly 160 participants in attendance. TKKYIA attracted 810 entries this year across five sections: Junior Student (Below 13 years old); Student (Below 19 years old); Senior Student (Below 25…

Pulse with Pulses!

The International Science Drama Competition (ISDC) has become an integral part of the primary schools calendar with students and educators participating from all over South-East Asia in this annual event. Each year, the ISDC themes up with the international theme of the year – this 2016 the theme is Food for Life because it is…

SST-3M Innoscience Challenge

Last week, four secondary one students from School of Science and Technology, Singapore (SST) outshone 200 students from the same cohort to win the 2016 SST-3M InnoScience Challenge. Their winning concept was a solution that uses magnets to change lightbulbs effortlessly! The projects were evaluated on 26 May 2016 based on their creativity, scientific knowledge, persuasiveness…

Hosting the Cardboard Challenge in Singapore

Written by Dr Kiruthika Ramanathan, Senior Manager, Education Services & Outreach at Science Centre Singapore. This blog post was originally posted at Maker Faire Singapore website. The Cardboard Challenge was held at Science Centre Singapore on 11 October 2015 as part of the Global Cardboard Challenge a movement inspired by a then 9 year old…

Asian Scientist Writing Prize – Winner Introduction

End last month, my colleague Eugene shared in a post how the inaugural Asian Scientist Writing Prize aims to grow a pool of writers and science communicators who can engage and provoke continued dialogue with a diverse audience. In this post, we would like to share the piece by Kate Tan, winner of Science Centre Singapore’s Youth…

Asia’s Youth and Scientists get creative

It is not easy to put pen to paper and produce a piece that engages on intellectual and emotional fronts. This task becomes even more daunting when we consider the communication of science. How does one navigate past jargon and complexity whilst retaining interest? Can one communicate without oversimplifying or trivialising the science? The answer…

Shell STEM Youth Innovation Challenge: Food Theme Finalist- Hong Kah Secondary School, The HK Team

Shell STEM Youth Innovation Challenge (Shell STEM Challenge) is a competition open to all secondary three students from schools offering the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Applied Learning Programme (STEM ALP). Students get exposed to hands-on STEM experience when building the prototypes to solve real-world issues revolving the sustainability of Water, Food, Energy and Eco-friendly materials….

Shell STEM Youth Innovation Challenge

Hi there!  Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)?  STEM Inc is a unit in Science Centre focusing on igniting STEM passion among the students.  This year, STEM Inc is running the Shell STEM Youth Innovation Challenge (Shell STEM Challenge), a competition sponsored by Shell Companies in Singapore. The Shell STEM Challenge is a…

What is it like to take part in a Science Drama competition?

It’s two days to the International Science Drama Competition (ISDC) 2015! Did you read the earlier post we share? Let’s take a look at one of this year’s finalists, Punggol Primary School, which was also the winner of last year’s Singapore Shell Youth Science Festival (SSYSF) STAGE! (previous name of the ISDC). In fact, Punggol…

When Arts meets Science

Did you ever think of seeing those two words in the same sentence? Well at the Science Centre Singapore, we make the impossible come true. Previously known as the Singapore Shell Youth Science Festival, STAGE the International Science Drama Competition (ISDC) aims to promote science through drama. It allows primary school students to combine scientific…

SSTellar Start to Innovation

Friday was full of fantastic firsts. One. Rocking up to SST (School of Science and Technology). Where children are groomed for greatness. Nurtured to become passionate innovators. Focused on applied learning. And able to connect the dots between classroom learning and the real-world. Two. Mingling with a 3M Manager and Mentor who said that his…

Terror Hits at Marina Bay this weekend!

If you have watched “Real Steel”, you probably can remember scenes of giant robots fighting it out at live combats. From today until 26 October, you can see something along the same line too, though maybe not quite the same scale as in the movie. Robots Live! (from UK) showcases robots which weigh about 100…

1-on-1 with a Cardboard Extraordinaire!

Here’s snippets of my exclusive with cardboard sculptor – Bart Ting whom I met at Science Centre Singapore straight after his media interview only last Wed! Me: “Your installations all look massively impressive. Have you produced any miniatures?” Bart: “Yea! I designed a 23-cm F1 car, made from 2 pieces of A4 cardboard. It was…

Introducing… Bart Ting!

Much as this man needs no introduction, I shall do it all the same – for the uninitiated! It takes someone special to render the ordinary – extraordinary! And that’s just what cardboard boy-wonder – Bartholomew Ting does best! Graduating from business and gravitating to the creative arts, Bart (in short) has made quite a name…

Science Everywhere, Everyday

Dr Lee Song Choon is Assistant Director, Life Sciences at Science Centre Singapore. As part of Science Centre’s 35th Anniversary celebrations, the centre organised a unique online photo competition entitled “Science Everywhere, Everyday”. The main objective of this competition is to create awareness among the public that Science is everywhere around us – from the refrigerators…

Toilet Science

How long has it been since you last went to a washroom? Probably not very long. That is one kind of environment that we are all quite familiar with, by necessity. But how long has it been since you went to a washroom and thought about science? There’s lots of science in and around the…

Science of the City

Juggling roller skaters are not exactly an everyday occurance, at least not in my city. But they are excellent illustrations of relative motion, and surprisingly entertaining to watch. How do I know? Well, one of the entries in the Science of the City Video Contest features lots of roller skaters, and one of them juggles…