It’s not everyday that we get to have fun while learning. This coming weekend, why not spend some quality family time with your little ones while learning some new quirky scientific facts? Check out Science Centre Singapore as they are presenting us a slew of digital-focused, STEM-based events that will continue to inspire and engage the young and us parents that are young at heart in the new normal.
STEAM Festival For Young Learners
Kickstarting UNTAME, a three-part series of blended learning, digital-first events by the Centre is the second annual KidsSTOP™ STEAM Festival for Young Learners. You can look forward to sensorial experiences that will ignite creativity amongst your little ones as the centre strives to incorporate the Arts in STEM to curate STEAM-based activities both online and at KidsSTOP™.
Additional highlights include their virtual and on-site festival which runs from 8 to 11 October 2020. By purchasing the virtual explorer passport, on-site Voyager Passport or both the virtual and on-site All-In Passport, you can take part in the STEAM Festival at your very own pace and comfort.
Besides the various fun bonding activities at the STEAM Festival, there will also be STEAM-Based Resources provided for all! Look forward to enjoying an all-access admission to the Virtual STEAM Library, the Virtual Stage and Virtual Hangout on their festival website, where
you and your child will get to experience STEAM learning through various meaningful and engaging activities.
Last but not least, be rewarded with certificates, complimentary KidsSTOPTM Academy Activity Pass and attractive gift packs when you accomplish the different missions that are contained in the three different passes!
UNTAME: Beyond Boundaries
From 19 October to 29 November, UNTAME: Beyond Boundaries aims to bring us on a multi-dimensional quest with over 30 online experiences for the whole family, including live shows, challenges and Untamed Conversations with local and international STEM heroes.
Besides connecting with local and international STEM heroes in ‘Untamed Conversations’, you can even make your very own compost, explore the chemistry of coffee and create a special meal from alternative meat. This encourages you and your kids to dive deep into the science behind interesting topics such as sustainable foods, teaching them the value of food and how deeply food wastage actually affects the planet.
Lastly, with their inaugural ‘Uncover the Hidden Side of You’ event that is open to all ages, you and your little ones will get to experience STEM learning beyond boundaries through multiple platforms, topics and communities.
World Space Week
In commemoration of World Space Week, from 4 to 10 October, the Observatory is also bringing back its space-ial Astronomy 102 vodcast series which explores interesting topics such as living in space. Astronomy fans can look forward to a catch up with former NASA astronaut, Dr. Cady Coleman on 9 October 2020, as she shares her out-of-this-world experiences on the International Space Station!
Truly Madly Science Camps
Back by popular demand, Science Centre Singapore’s Truly Madly Science Camps bring real world science to life through exciting experiences across various two-day camps. Suitable for children aged 10 to 12 years old, the camps provide an interactive learning environment for your children to grasp new science concepts from exploring the night sky to creating interesting structures and machines, including their very own telescope.
For your naturally curious child, be sure to check out their newly launched all-in-one Truly Madly Science Camps Lite, where your kids will be sure to enjoy four fun-filled days of “survival training”, playing popular video games, viewing night sky and developing new inventions.
Date and Time:
3 – 4 December 2020 (Astronomy Camp)
1 – 2 December 2020 (Engineering Camp)
14 – 17 December 2020 (Truly Madly Science Camps Lite)
Address: Science Centre Singapore 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
Science At Home
If you are worried about exposing your kid to the outside world with the current situation, fret not as the Science Centre has also come up with various activities to let your kids have fun while staying safe at home!
To continue sparking curiosity, wonder and passion for Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.), their dedicated team of Science Educators have curated the Science at Home series – a stay-home series offering a myriad of online resources across different formats and topics, specially curated for all age groups!
From conducting simple science experiments, reading interesting blog articles about the viral Dalgona Coffee, the importance of social distancing, to learning about simple science concepts using their Ready Steady Science material, there is no lack of edutainment for the young and us parents who are young at heart!
Be sure to check out Science Centre for a week full of fun filled activities!
For more information, please visit their website.