Science Centre Singapore's Free Online Science Demonstrations | 24 - 28 May 2021



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Science Centre Singapore is organising free Science Demonstrations online from 24 to 28 May for students to reinforce key Science concepts according to MOE syllabus! 

Venue: Home
Date: 24 - 28 May 2021, except Wed
Time: 10 am and 3 pm (2hrs each)
Admission: Free

Enjoy 2 hours of Complimentary Science Demonstrations online from 24 to 28 May (except Wed). Designed specially for students on HBL to reinforce key Science concepts according to MOE syllabus - Diversity, Interactions, Matter, and Systems. 

With kids on Home-based Learning till 28 May 2021, this and the many other home-based activities will be helpful to keep the kids entertained while learning new knowledge!

What Are The Topics Covered? 

This is a 2 hour livestream with different topics each day. Register for the session of interest and a private link will be sent to you to take part. The sessions happen at 10 am and 3 pm, and the links are deactivated after each session. 

Properties of Forces

Date: 24 May, Monday

What is a force? What can forces do? Join us in learning about the effects of forces and the various types of forces observed in our daily lives. Expect to bring home some interesting facts about gravity, magnetism and friction through a series of fun demonstrations. May the force be with you! 
Learning Objectives:
  1. Show an understanding of the effects of a force.
  2. Recognize and give examples of the different types of forces.
  3. Recognize that objects have weight because of the gravitational force acting on the object.
  4. Investigate the effect of friction on the motion of objects and communicate findings.

States of Matter

Date: 25 May, Tuesday

Beyond solids, liquids and gases are many more exciting and intriguing states of matter to be explored! Learn how materials change from one state to another when energy is added or removed. Be amazed by the state of plasma and learn how plasma is produced. Finally, we are breaking out some of our coldest material on hand for a chilling look at what happens when matter becomes super frozen.
Learning Objectives:
  1. State that matter is anything that has mass and occupies space.
  2. Differentiate between the three states of matter (solid, liquid, gas) in terms of shape and volume.
  3. Recognize that water can exist in three interchangeable states of matter.
  4. Learn how mass and volume are measured using an appropriate apparatus.

Our Environment and Us

Date: 27 May, Thursday 

Have you ever wondered how Earth has changed, compared to 50 years ago? We depend on Earth for our survival, but do we really know how our actions affect this beautiful planet? Come take a closer look at the different problems that the Earth is facing, and how they affect our lives. Through exciting demonstrations and a participative lecture, see first-hand what is happening to Earth, and discover what we can do to protect Mother Earth! You will also explore how Singapore is contributing to help to tackle climate change issues. 
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the effects of global warming on climate change.
  2. Outline the factors contributing to ocean acidification.
  3. Describe and explain ways of conserving our environment.
  4. Explore various exhibits on climate change.
  5. Understand the effect of heat gain or loss on the temperature and state of water and communicate findings.
  6. Show curiosity in exploring matter in the surroundings and question what they find.

Diversity of Cells

Date: 28 May, Friday 

Earth is an amazing place with a whole variety of life forms and cells are the building blocks of these living things. Do you know that while a bacterium is made up of only one cell, a human being is made up of trillions of cells! Cells are so tiny that about 5000 of them can fit onto the head of a pin and each cell cannot be seen with the naked eye. However, in this lesson we will explore and observe these amazing cells through a microscope and appreciate their significance.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand what cells are and that there is a diversity of cells on earth.
  2. Learn about classification of living things.
  3. Identify different parts of the compound microscope and know their functions.
  4. Understand the application of using microscope to identify microorganisms or cells.

How To Register? 

The sessions are free, and you simply register by filling up the online form and a link will be sent to your email before the session. Do note that the sessions happen at 10 am and 3 pm, and the links will be deactivated after the sessions.  

 


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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