Mangroves: Nature’s Desalination Plant

Mangrove forests have great ecological significance, both to humans and the functioning of the natural environment. By protecting mangroves, we can help protect the future of our planet.

Playing with Optics

By Shah Kasmuri, Science Educator @ The Tinkering Studio, Science Centre Singapore. They say seeing is believing. But can we really trust what we see? Long before scientists were studying the properties of neutrons, artists had devised a series of techniques to deceive the brain into thinking that a person can be sawed in half,…

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,…

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…

Experimenting indoors is easy-peasy!

During my internship at Science Centre Singapore, I was given the opportunity to look through issues of Science Spy (a science magazine for children aged 9-12). It enlightened me on many different topics relating to life sciences and physical sciences, which inspired me to share something of my own – about friction! Friction is an…

Orange you amazed!

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy Chinese New Year! By Gauri and Danny Here’s Part III of our orangey line-up of experimental goodies! Learn how to make an all-organic candle with the fruit that’s making its rounds all over this Chinese New Year season! Orange Candle: Ever wanted unique decorations for Chinese New Year or a…

Orange you excited for CNY?

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy Chinese New Year! By Gauri Saxena and Danny This time of year, boisterous beats of lion dance performances ring out in celebration corners decked in vibrant red and pink decor. Smells of tasty goodies like pineapple tarts and Yu Sheng waft in, making our mouths water. Families reunite over sumptuous…

Step Out for Science!

By Sanjali Jain and Dr Sharon Chang Science experiments have been conducted city-wide in many countries! For example, daylight studies have been performed in London (UK), a temperature measure was taken in New York (USA), and noise data was taken in Edinburgh (UK). What is the National Science Experiment? The National Science Experiment (NSE) is…

Get Inspired with HEROES OF SCIENCE

Have you heard about Heroes of Science? No? Then what are you waiting for? Join the adventures of scientists that show the wonders of Science! Click on the videos below to catch the very first episodes! Episode 1. The journey of two scientists, Jean and Mark, who make an experiment that will change lives in…

Teaching Chemistry Through Games

Guest Post by Tham Zi Sheng, Teacher at Raffles Institution The use of games to teach is not something new, but teachers are generally wary of incorporating games into their lessons, especially if the learning environment is an academically competitive one. Every learner is unique and has different learning needs. If we subscribe to the…