Instill scientific curiosity...get inspiration from science.09 activities

 ProfWhyscience.09 activities allow students, families, professionals and visitors to enjoy science fiction movie festivals, topical forums discussing the latest advances in understanding pandemics such as H1N1, to the wonders of Singapore gardens and robotics competitions. Visitors also interact with practising scientists and find out more about  exciting multi-disciplinary science.

 

Science shows at HortPark and Science Centre

Jointly organised by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Science Centre Singapore (SCS), science.09 festival features 147 events, activities, talks and workshops taking place island-wide from 14 August to 30 September 2009. Whether your interest lies in genetics, physics, astronomy, or nature, to science fiction or even gardening, there is something for everyone.

Click here for the science.09 Calendar of Events. Below are highlights of some science.09 events for which no pre-registration or fee is needed. For enquiries or group bookings of science.09 events, please visit  www.sciencemonth.org.sg or contact upstream@science.edu.sg or call 6425 2590.

Science in the Gardens @ HortPark

Garden_1aDate: 12 September 2009, Saturday

Venue: HortPark, 33 Hyderabad Road, Off Alexandra Road

Time: 9am-6pm

Target: Primary level students and families with children

Synopsis:  Come and join us in exploring the science of flora and fauna. Garden_2aBring your family along for some simple hands-on activities such as making your windsock and creating your own chromatography butterfly. Walk around and learn more about the plants in the gardens and complete a simple trail.

Programme: 9am-6pm: Hands-on activities
 

"J Show" Science Show by Jay Che

Date: 12 September 2009, Saturday

Timing of shows: 11am, 2pm and 5pm

Venue: HortPark, 33 Hyderabad Road, Off Alexandra Road

Duration of show: 30 minutes

Target: Primary level students and families with children

Synopsis:  The J Show (Scientific Concepts in JuggleArt) is a show designed with the objective of educating students with important concepts in science through a juggling edutainment show. Jay would showcase his many talents namely diabolo acts, plate spinning, fast paced ball juggling and his rola bola tower stacked using tin cups! Scientific concepts such as gyroscopic stability would be weaved into the show through his cool diabolo and plate spinning acts. Watch as he defies gravity and talks about Newton's Law as he juggles, not to mention mimicking how Sir Isaac Newton eats his apple!

About the performer:  Jay is a circus artiste who specialises in object manipulation. He takes special interest in geometrical shapes which explains his speciality in crystal ball and giant cube manipulation. His shows had been featured in corporate events, international circus festivals and street theatre festivals as far as Poland.

 

Kids Science Fest!

Date: 15-20 September 2009

Time: 10am-6pm everyday

Venue: Annexe Building Hall 2 and 3, Science Centre

Target: Public & Students (Primary and Lower Secondary), families with children

KidsFest_2aSynopsis:   This science carnival offers more than 20 interactive exhibits and hands-on workshops for your children. The activities aim to expose children and members of the public to the “fun” side of science and are divided into fun fair, workshops, stage games and quizzes:

  •  Fun Fair : more than 10 stations will be available for your students to test their reflexes at various stations by throwing rings, catching balls and many more!
  •  “Workshops” : hands-on workstations on science & technology related topics would be available in the area. Registration is required at the stations and student would be able to take back some of their creations. Each workshop last from 30 to 45 minutes. KidsFest_3a
  •  Stage Games and Quizzes : regular stage games and science quizzes would be conducted to reinforce the learned concepts and a post-learning activity.
     
Science for Life! Science shows

Date: 15-20 September 2009

Timings of shows: 15-18 Sep (10.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm) & 19-20 Sep (11:00am, 2pm, 4.30pm)

Duration of show: 30 minutes

Venue: Annexe Building Hall 2 and 3, Science Centre

Target: Public & Students (Primary and Lower Secondary), families with children

Synopsis:  This highly interactive show presents students with scenarios from the world around us in which they can apply scientific investigation skills. From the chemistry of confectionery to the physics of popcorn, find out how many different disciplines of science can be found in all aspects of everyday life!

About the performersShow_Elisa_1aElisa McGowan, a member of Scitech's travelling Outreach team since 2006, majored in Human Biology in the university where she developed a passion for science communication and education. At Scitech, Elisa develops and coordinates the Aboriginal Education Program which takes hands-on science activities throughout Western Australia, including to some of the most remote schools in the world. Show_Kimiko_1aKimiko Holder has worked at Scitech for three years as a Science Communicator, Puppeteer, Functions Coordinator and Duty Manager. She studied Science Communication at the Australian National University in Canberra and worked in a number of Science Communication roles before moving to Perth in 2006. She is passionate about communicating science to the general public and making science interesting and relevant to everyone.
 

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