Woof! 2018 in the Chinese Calendar marks the year of the dog. This furry friend is one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. In fact, it is the 11th animal and there’s an interesting story behind this! There was once a race set by the Jade Emperor to decide which animals would make…Read More
Zip. Crunch. Swoosh! We reach the bottom of the slope, adrenaline still rushing through our veins. We’re skiing! It’s fun and exciting, but we wondered – how are we able to slide on the snow, and ‘brake’ with our skis? The reason skis can slide over the snow is because the temperature at which water…Read More
The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Did you know that eclipses in ancient history were terrifying? The bloodstained moon and the gradual disappearance of the blazing sun was apparently an ominous sight to behold then! Some cultures even saw these eclipses as celestial wrath that would bring misfortune and evil on them. With the upcoming Lunar Eclipse on 31 Jan 2018,…Read More
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…Read More
There will be a TOTAL lunar eclipse on 31 Jan 2018, literally a once-in-a-blue moon phenomenon. And Science Centre is organising a viewing event on 31 Jan itself! The Science Centre Singapore event starts at 7:30pm, and ends at 10:30pm. The full eclipse starts at 8:51pm, and ends at 10:07pm. The maximum eclipse is observable at…Read More