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CONTÂŁNTS Introduction

How to book for the programmes Hotlines

Opening Hours Admission Charges 0 Singapore Science Centre 0 Omni-Theatre

0 Robotics Learning Centre 0 Snow City Institutional Membership Scheme Associate Membership Scheme Membership Application/Renewal Form Exhibition Programmes 0 Aviation

0 Biotechnology 0 Discovery Zone 0 The World of Energy 0 Hall of IT

0 Mathemagic 0 Web of Life

Gallery Pathways Ecogarden Programmes

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Lecture Demonstrations

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0 Life Sciences

0 Physical Sciences 0 Mathematics

0 Biotechnology Laboratory Courses

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0 Life Sciences

0 Physical Sciences

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0 Mathematics

0 Biotechnology Science Talks

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Science Club Activities

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Observatory Programme Digistar Programme CAVE Programme Virtual Science Centre Programmes The Robotics Learning Centre Robotics Learning Centre Booking Form Omniplanetarium Programmes Snow City Programmes Snow City Booking Form

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Science Films & Videos

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Maps & Floor Plans Science Enrichment Programmes Booking Form

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The Singapore Science Centre, a statutory board under the purview of the Ministry of Education, is a non-formal educational institution. The Centre aims to promote interest, learning and creativity in science and technology through imaginative and enjoyable experiences, and thereby contribute to the nation's development of its human resources. This Science Enrichment Programme handbook gives you a list of programmes that are designed to complement and support your science and mathematics curricula. The programmes cover a wide range of topics including physical sciences, life sciences, mathematics, computers and astronomy. Each programme is specially designed to make science fun and exciting to the students. By participating in the programmes, your students will experience the excitement of hands-on discovery while learning valuable content.

How To Book For The

Programmes 1. Browse through this handbook. Decide on topics that you would like your students to attend.

Opening Hours The Science Centre is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday and on all public holidays from 1000 hours to 1800 hours. It is closed on

Monday except when Monday is a public holiday.

2. Complete the relevant booking form. Remember to use the correct booking form for the programmes and return it to us promptly.

Science Centre are available to schools from

3. All bookings will be acknowledged. You may call us if you are in doubt about your

for maintenance works.

bookings.

4. We are unable to offer programmes to everyone who requests for them. If you

have to cancel your visit, please notify us in advance so that we can offer your place to another school. Please call us as soon as possible if you are unable to make it on time.

Hotlines General Information Tel: 4252500

http://www.sci-ctr.edu.sg Science Enrichment Programmes Tel: 4252525 Fax: 5616361/5659533

email: schools@sci-ctr.edu.sg Robotic Learning Centre Programmes Tel: 4252575 Fax: 5616361/5659533

email: rlc@sci-ctr.edu.sg Omni-Theatre Programmes Tel: 4252510/4252566 Fax: 5616361/5659533

Snow City Programmes Tel: 5600179 Fax: 5601297

email: contact_us@snowventure.com.sg

The Science Enrichment programmes at the Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings, except when it is a public holiday. However, the

exhibition halls will remain closed on Mondays The Omni-Theatre is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday and on all public holidays from 1000 hours to 2000 hours. It is closed on

Monday except when it is a public holiday. The showtimes are available on page 26 & 27. The Snow City is open from Tuesday to Sunday and on all school and public holidays. The educational programmes are conducted from Tuesday to Friday only.


Admission Charges Singapore Science Centre

Robotics Learning Centre Public

$10 per person Admission is free for institutional and associate

members from Tuesday to Saturday, except on public holidays.

Organised group (minimum 30 persons) $9 per person

Public

Institutional/Associate members

$3.00 per adult $1.50 per child (below 12 yrs)

(minimum 30 students) $6 per student

Organised group (minimum 30 persons) $2.50 per adult $1.20 per child (below 12 years)

(minimum 30 students) $9 per student

School groups in uniform (30 or more persons) $1.00 per person, subject to a maximum of 3 teachers per group of 30 students.

Non-institutional member

The price excludes admission charges to the Singapore Science Centre.

For any special event involving an increase in normal admission charges, institutional and associate members will be entitled to special concession rates.

Omni-Theatre Omnimax Movies Beauty & The Beast Public

$15 per adult $10 per child (3-12 years)

Snow City Education Programme Primary - $5 per student Secondary & Junior College - $5 per student Snow Chamber

Primary - $5 per student Secondary & Junior College - $7 per student

Organised Group (minimum 30 persons) $12 per adult $ 8 per child (3-12 years)

(Subject to a minimum of 30 students and a maximum of 80 students per booking. For every booking of 20

Institutional/Associate members

is a charge of $10 per additional teacher)

(minimum 30 persons) $ 6 per student (Free admission for 3 teachers per group of 30 students)

Admission charges are correct at time of printing, and are subject to change.

Destiny In Space & The Human Body Public

$10 per adult $ 5 per child (3-12 years) Organised Group (minimum 30 persons) $ 8 per adult $4.50 per child (3-12 years) Institutional/Associate members

(minimum 30 persons) $ 3 per student (Primary schools) $ 4 per student(Secondary schools, Centralised Institutes, Junior Colleges) (Free admission for 3 teachers per group of 30 students)

students, one teacher is admitted free-of-charge; there


0 Institutional members enjoy a discounted rate of admission to the Omni-Theatre.

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0 For rental of the Portable Planetarium

System, institutional members will be given a discounted rental rate.

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Conditions for Membership 1. The membership is not transferable. 2. Membership pass will be issued within 3 weeks of payment.

3. Membership is valid for one year commencing from the date of payment received.

Eligibility The Institutional Membership Scheme is open to schools in Singapore under the Ministry of Education, which include primary schools, secondary schools, junior colleges, centralised

institutes, institutes of technical education (ITE), and kindergartens.

Benefits/Privileges

4. For admission to the Singapore Science Centre, membership card has to be presented to the Ticketing Staff at the main entrance for registration. 5. In.case of misplaced card, please notify the Singapore Science Centre immediately in writing. 6. A nominal fee will be charged for the replacement of cards.

0 Teachers and students from institutional

member schools and colleges are entitled

Subscription

to a one-year free admission to the Science Centre for any number of visits.

The annual subscription fee is based on the size of the institution's student enrolment. The rates

0 For any special event involving an increase in normal admission charges, institutional members are entitled to special concession

are as follows;

Student Enrolment

Annual Subscription (Inclusive of GST)

2000 and above

$618

Below 2000

$515

rates.

0 Institutional members enjoy free bookings of the Science Enrichment Programmes offered by the Science Centre. With the exception of some courses where a nominal fee for the materials will be

charged. Non institutional members have to pay $103 (inclusive of GST) per programme in addition to the admission charges to the Science Centre.

0 Institutional members are given priority in booking for all the educational programmes

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conducted at the Science Centre.

0 Institutional members enjoy special discounts when they purchase Science Centre publications. 0 Teachers and students of institutional member schools are allowed to use the

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Conditions for Membership 1. The membership is not transferable.

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2. Membership pass will be issued within 3 weeks of payment. 3. Membership is valid for one year commencing from the date of payment received.

4. For admission to the Singapore Science Centre, membership card has to be

presented to the Ticketing Staff at the main entrance for registration.

Eligibility The Associate Membership Scheme is open to local institutions except Post Secondary/Tertiary Institutions registered under the Ministry of Education.

Benefits/Priviieges ÂŽ Teachers and students from associate member schools and colleges are entitled

to a one-year free admission to the Science Centre for any number of visits. 0 For any special event involving an increase in normal admission charges, Associate .members are entitled to special concession rates.

0 Associate members are entitled to book

the Science Enrichment Programmes offered by The Science Centre. A flat rate of $103 (inclusive of GST) per programme will be charged.

0 Associate members enjoy special discounts when they purchase Science Centre publications. 0 Teachers and students of associate member schools are allowed to use the

library of the Science Centre for reference purposes.

0 Associate members enjoy a discounted rate of admission to the Omni-Theatre.

0 For rental of the portable planetarium system, associate members will be given a discounted rental rate.

5. In case of misplaced card, please notify the Singapore Science Centre immediately in writing. A nominal fee will be charged for the replacement of cards.

Subscription The annual subscription fee is $1,030.00 (inclusive of GST).


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□ Renew Current Membership no:. Q New Applicant

Expiring Date:

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□ Institutional Membership □ Associate Membership Particulars (Please Print): Name of School:. Address:

.Singapore(. Name of Principal:. Tel. no: No. of students:.

Fax. no.:_ No. of teachers:

Mode of Payment

□ By cheque (please make cheque payable to "SCIENCE CENTRE BOARD") □ Require an invoice from Science Centre.

Signature of Principal

School Stamp

Date:

Please return this form to the:

Membership Section Singapore Science Centre Science Centre Road

Singapore 609081 Fax no.: 5659533

FOR OFFICIAL USE Card No: Date of Enrolment:.

Date of Expiry:. Official Receipt No:. Date:


Biotechnology Code E02B

Biotechnology simply describes the way we use Exhibitions are the most important means used by the Science Centre to promote the interest in science and technology to the general public and students. Almost all the exhibition themes

in the various galleries are related to the science syllabi of schools, and the exhibits serve as excellent materials for complementing science teaching in primary and secondary schools as well as junior colleges. With interactive exhibits to touch, see and hear,

students would have a better understanding of how scientific and technological advances

improve their lives. Details of the exhibitions are as follows.

Exhibit worksheets will be provided in order to enhance the effectiveness of your students' visit to the exhibition Times

Duration

plant and animal cells and microbes to produce substances useful to us.

Although the 'biotechnology' is new, the subject it describes has an ancient history. For thousands of years, we have been making beer, wine and bread, turning milk into yogurt and cheese and making pickles. Biotechnology is all around us, every day, just as it was, years ago. The only difference is that it is no longer mysterious. We now understand how biotechnology works and can use it to

produce a huge variety of materials, from fuels to medicine, from new crop plants to new breeds of animal and from chemicals to plastics. This exhibition will remove the mystery behind biotechnology, and give an idea of the exciting

: from 1000h to 1800h

products and solutions emerging from this field.

: about 1 hour per

The exhibition is divided into 4 themes:

exhibition area

Student No. : about 200 per exhibition area

0 Introduction

Grades

0 Basic Concepts 0 Applications 0 Future of Biotechnology

: all levels

Aviation Code E01B

This exhibition traces the development of flight from its early years to the present as well as the different facets of airport operations. It also touches on the growth of Civil Aviation in Singapore, with significant Contributions to the Aviation industry in Singapore by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and Singapore Airlines.

Discovery Zone Code E03P

This hands-on children's science exhibition is

designed for children between 4-12 years of age. With its varied and innovative exhibits pitched at various levels of comprehension. Discovery Zone will certainly provide a creative and early introduction to science for the young.

The exhibition is divided into seven areas:

0 Dream of Flight 0 Adventure of Flight

The message here is clear: science is extremely exciting and lots of fun. The exhibits are designed to encourage learning through play.

0 Power

0 Principles of Flight 0 Control Tower

0 Airport Operation 0 Futures

The exhibits cover a diverse range of topics to cater to curious minds and to help answer the why's, how's and what's - that are ever present in young inquiring minds.

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The World of Energy

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The Energy exhibition emphasise the importance of energy to Singapore in particular and the world in general, as well as highlight its relevance to basic science and technology. It will also serve to interest and encourage our youth to take up careers in Research and Development work relating to energy resources.

This is not an exhibition just about numbers and its manipulations - it's about thinking and strategy.

The Energy Exhibition is educational, informative and very interactive, and would feature the / .• following areas:

0 Energy Fundamental 0 Forms of Energy 0 Forms of Energy Transfer 0 Fossil Fuels

Aspects of mathematics can be found all around us and are useful for many kinds of problems and settings. The exhibition is made up of nine areas:

0 Nature of Mathematics 0 Mathematics Around Us

0 Number Magic

0 The Algebra-Geometry Link 0 Geometrical Explorations 0 Shapes and Surfaces 0 Symmetries 0 Leave It To Chance

0 Maths, Games and Puzzles

0 Energy Perspectives 0 Alternative Energy Resources

0 Energy Innovations and New Technologies In addition, an anchor attraction in a separate area of the Exhibition is the high tension demonstration area know as "The ThunderBoltl".

It is poised to be a unique attraction in this region in its own right. Conventional demonstration ideas

as well as theatrical techniques such as lightning and soundscaping is employed to provide visitors with a truly exhilarating experience.

Web of Life Code E07B Hall of IT Code E05B

This multi-million dollar state-of-the-art exhibition

occupies an area of 700 sq m. The Hall of IT comprises of 5 main sections:

Get ready for a fun and exciting exploration into the 'Web of Life'. This BOOm^ exhibition highlights the Biodiversity of life and focuses on the various interactions and adaptations for survival found in nature.

Curious observers will be rewarded with a better

0 IT in Learning 0 IT at Work 0 IT at Home 0 IT on the Move

understanding and deeper appreciation of human survival and the living things around us. The exhibition is divided into 6 main sections:

0 IT at Play 0 Diversity all around

This innovative exhibition features a range of highly interactive exhibits, displays and terminals that will fire up the imagination of students on the capabilities of Information Technology and to promote its use.

0 Home sweet home 0 Rainforest

0 Mangrove 0 Ocean

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GaH^rfยง PafUwatfA How about introducing a new topic in the various galleries at the Singapore Science Centre? The interesting and interactive exhibits can make a difference in students' exploration of scientific concepts.

Topical learning packages - Gallery Pathways have been designed to enhance students' understanding and application of Science concepts taught in the

primary and secondary school science curriculum. Each Gallery Pathway is an exhibit-based learning package consisting of lesson plans, student activity sheets, exhibit information and follow-up activities. This empowers science teachers to conduct the pathways and students to focus on specific learning points at the Science Centre effectively.

The various Gallery Pathways are published at the Science Centre website. Teachers who are interested in conducting the Gallery Pathways can register

for user IDs and passwords at http://www.sci-ctr.edu.sg/pathway to view and download online materials before the visit.

The topics are: Light and Colours

Light

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Level: Primary 3 to Primary 6

Level: Secondary 2

Energy Concepts

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Level: Secondary 2

Electricity

Level: Primary 4 to Primary 6

IT

Code GP08S Forces Code GP03P

Level: Secondary 2

Level: Primary 5 & Primary 6

Force and Pressure Code GP09S

Level: Secondary 1 Simple Machines Code GP04P

Level: Primary 5 & Primary 6 Energy Code GP05S

Level: Secondary 1

Sound CodeGPIOS

Level: Secondary 2


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LIFE SCIENCES An EGG-clting show Code LD01P

Find out in this fun-filled educational science

The Ecogarden is not an ordinary garden or public park. The plants receive no special care. No attempt is made to control pests etc, except for occasional pruning, mowing and necessary replanting. Thus, there are many habitats where animals would be able to find suitable niches for themselves and establish balanced communities.

demonstration, how many tricks and feats we can do on a humble chicken EGG.

Grades: Primary 1 to Primary 6 Chocolate - Food of the Gods Code LD02B

Discover fascinating facts about chocolate - its origins and source, the chocolate-making process, and the chemicals that makes chocolate a 'feel

The Ecogarden has been established to provide an area where teachers and pupils can carry out ecological studies. Some of the facilities available in the Ecogarden are Ponds, Common Wayside Trees, Leaf Litter Corners,

Vegetable Beds and many others. You may refer to the map on page 35 for more details. Tour of Ecogarden Code EGB

This is a self-conducted programme. A sound slide briefing of the Ecogarden will be provided during your visit. Worksheets will also be provided. Times

From 0930h to 1730h

Duration Student No. Grades

About 1V2 hours No limit

Primary 3 to Secondary 4

good'food. Chocoholics will have a chance to

test their skills in a 'Name That Chocolate' quiz. Grades: Primary 5 to Secondary 1

Living and non-living things Code LD03P

Study the characteristics of living things and compare the differences between living and non-living things. Grades: Primary 3 and Primary 4 My Body Code LD04P

Get to know your body. Topics covered will include senses, muscles, skeleton, heart, blood circulation

and respiration. Grades: Primary 4 and Primary 5 Non-flowering plants Code LD05P

Study how non-fiowering plants reproduce or propagate themselves.

Grades: Primary 4 and Primary 5 Trees Code LD06P

Study the flowers, leaves, fruits and barks of the tree trunks of common road-side trees and fruit trees.

Grade: Primary 4

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The popcorn show Code LD07P

Discover fascinating corn facts, analyse the results of several investigations on popcorn to discover what makes popcorn pop, and find out the various ways of popping corn. The finale includes a taste test of the results of the show and rating them! Grades: Primary 1 to Primary 6 These highly visual and informative demonstrations are designed specially to stimulate students' interest in science and mathematics.

Our dazzling demonstrations foster science concepts and encourage students' participation. Times Duration Student No.

0930h, lOOOh & 1430h 1 - 1V2 hours

200(maximum)


PHYSICAL SCIENCES Adventures with pressure Code PD01S

The fundamental principles of air and liquid pressure are addressed In this topic through a series of interesting and thought provoking demonstrations.

Grades; Secondary 1 to Secondary 4 Ball physics Code PD02S

Many different concepts in physics can be demonstrated with everyday objects. In this lesson, 30 demonstrations are featured using

just a ball and other commonly available materials. Grades: Secondary 3 to Pre-U 2 Chemistry In the kitchen Code PD03S

An understanding of the basic chemical principles involved in cooking will enable anyone to achieve

greater culinary success and control. This lecture demonstration will help you to understand the chemistry of cooking and to decode recipes. Grades: Secondary 1 to Secondary 4 Creating magic with science

Fascinating light Code PD08S

Highlights the use of coloured lights, ultraviolet light, lasers and stroboscopes in order to find out more about the properties of light and their applications. Grades: Secondary 1 to Secondary 4 Fascinating sound Code PD09B

How is sound produced? This lecture demonstration will enhance your knowledge on ways of sound making. Grades: Primary 5 to Secondary 2 High tension Code PD10S

Learn about electricity: electric charge, electric current, electric field, electric potential, induced charge, goldleaf electroscope, lightning conductors. Van de Graaff generator, Tesia coil and cathode ray tube. Grades: Secondary 3 and Secondary 4 Hot stuff

Code PD11P

See the convection flow of heat in a cylinder and how a steam engine works. Grades: Primary 4 to Primary 6

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Several popular illusions in magic shows have a scientific basis. This lecture demonstration will

Looking at light Code PD12P

be a magic show based just on science and the principles behind it will be explained clearly. Grades: Secondary 1 to Secondary 4

coloured lights and laser beams. Students will

Electrochemistry In everyday life

of light. Grades: Primary 5 and Primary 6

Explore the nature of light with ultraviolet rays, gain an understanding of the various properties

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Addresses issues of relevance to everyday life where electrochemical principles are involved and how simple tools of electrochemistry can do wonders. Topics covered include electroplating, electrolysis, fuel generation, electroanalysis and electrosynthesis. Grades: Secondary 3 to Pre-U 2 Exploring atoms and molecules Code PD06S

Expounds atomic and molecular structures of matter. Macroscopic phenomena such as thermal expansion, phase changes and solubility are explained in terms of the behaviour of atoms and molecules.

Grades: Secondary 1 to Secondary 4

Exploring simple machines Code PD07P

Discover the benefits of using simple machines: wheels and axles, levers, inclined planes and pulleys. By rolling, lifting and pushing everyday objects, students will learn how simple machines do work.

Grade: Primary 6

Push, pull and work Code PD13P

Learn to identify the various types of forces and see what forces can do. The concept of work will be forcefully demonstrated. Grade: Primary 6 The magic of electricity Code PD14P

Introduces students to the exciting world of electricity. Demonstrations and explanations on the working of batteries, generators, solar cells and bulbs will be included. Look forward also to

a hair raising demonstration using the Wimshurst machine.

Grades: Primary 5 and Primary 6


The wonderful world of chemistry Code PD15S

A series of exciting and entertaining demonstrations on various aspects of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry is presented to show that a study of chemistry can be fascinating and interesting. The instruction will be tailored to the level of the audience.

Grades: Secondary 1 to Pre-U 2 The world of energy Code PD16P

Find out how energy works for us through demonstrations on magnetism, electricity, heat and other forms of energy. See how energy makes things turn, twist and move, or change from one form to another.

Grades: Primary 5 and Primary 6

BIOTECHNOLOGY Biotechnology Investigation Code BD18S

Laundry detergent, bread, wine, high-protein meat, juice, goldfish, orchids, sewage, vaccines and vitamins - what do they have in common?

Find out what biotechnology is and the important role it plays in our daily lives in this educational and entertaining "show with an all-star cast". Grades: Secondary 1 to Secondary 4 Cheesy cheese Code BD19B

Cheese is a healthy food. It contains protein and calcium. Students will learn art and science behind

cottage cheese making and they will get exciting recipes and ever lasting taste of cottage cheese! Grades: Primary 5 to Secondary 2 DNA - The Recipe of Life Code BD20B

Just as we need to follow the instructions in a

recipe to make a cake, all living things have their own special recipe to maintain and make copies of themselves. That special recipe is contained in DNA. What is DNA and what recipe does it have? Can we use DNA to make living dinosaurs or a spider man? Find out in this introduction into the world of genes and DNA, which uses simple explanations, everyday analogies, models, slides and even videoclips to make this topic relevant to students.

Grades: Primary 5 to Secondary 2 Ginger beer Code BD21B

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In this hot weather, come and join us to cool off by learning how to make your own drink - Ginger beer. See yeast cells under the microscope and at the end enjoy your cool drinki Grades: Primary 5 to Secondary 2

Mathematical magic show Code MD17B

Yogurt and yogurt salad

This is a magic show based just on mathematicsl

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It will feature a series of incredible feats on mind

What happens when milk sours? If the conditions are right, it changes into a new food - yogurt. Come and learn the art of yogurt making! See useful bacteria, its uses in day to day life, learn to make facial mask and also learn exciting recipes. Grades: Primary 5 to Secondary 2

reading, complex arithmetical manipulations and other mental magic routines. Through these demonstrations, which will all be clearly explained, it is sought to further stimulate students' interest in the study of mathematics. Grades: Primary 6 to Secondary 4


Fun with animais

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These courses filled with hands-on activities

are designed to enhance students' critical thinking and science process skills, increase their knowledge, and build enthusiasm for science and maths. Every student is given the

Find out about the animals that have fur, long

legs, short legs, wings, long ears, short ears, feathers, beaks and so on. Also compare the ways in which animals move. Grades: Pre-primary to Primary 3 How fruits and seeds are scattered Code LL07P

usually conducted in the laboratories, which

Through observation of various fruit and seed specimens, find out how the various fruits and seeds are scattered. In the process, you will be taught how to classify them into various methods of dispersal, such as by water, wind, explosive

can accommodate a class of 45 students.

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opportunity to observe, experiment, investigate, explore, predict and draw conclusions based on the data they obtain. These courses are

Grades: Primary 5 and Primary 6 Times Duration

0930h, 1000h & 1430 h 1V2 to 2 hours

How plants reproduce

Student No.

45(maximum)

Code LL08P

Do experiments to find out how plants reproduce and learn more about the different methods of

reproduction in plants. Grades: Primary 5 and Primary 6 Life cycle of a chick

LIFE SCIENCES Air Pollution

Code LL01B

Code LL09P

Find out what happens inside the egg during the 21 days of incubation and also how a chick is formed.

Are you breathing polluted air? How can you tell?

Grades: Primary 3 and Primary 4

Find out how by conducting a series of tests. Grades: Primary 6 to Secondary 2

Pond study

Aquatic piants and animais Code LL02P

Study the plants and animals found in the ponds of our Ecogarden and also their interdependence. Learn also about the construction of simple food chains and a food web. This is an outdoor class

and is to be conducted preferably in the morning. Grades: Primary 5 and Primary 6 Finding Out About Things Code LL03P

This is a lesson which allows pupils to learn how their senses (smell, touch, sight, hearing and taste) help them to find out more about the things around them.

Grades: Primary 2 and Primary 3 Food Code LL04P

Study through experiments the properties and functions of various nutrients present in food. Grade: Primary 6 Food from piants Code LL05P

Study about fruits with many seeds and those with only one seed. Also find out the parts of the plants which provide food. Grades: Primary 3 and Primary 4

Code LL10S

This is an outdoor study of the plants and animals that make up the pond community. This is an outdoor class and is to be conducted preferably in the morning. Grades: Secondary 1 to Secondary 4

Single plant community Code LL11S

Study how animals can live on or in a tree and in the process, establish a stable community of plant eaters and animal eaters living in harmony. There will also be a closer examination of animals collected from the tree in order to determine how

their mouthparts are related to the food they eat. Construction of food chains and a food web is also included. This is an outdoor class and is to

be conducted preferably in the morning. Grades: Secondary 2 to Secondary 4


The leaf litter community Code LL12P

Study organisms responsible for the decay and breakdown of plant and animal matter present in leaf litter and also the recycling of nutrient salts in nature. This is an outdoor class and is to be

conducted preferably in the morning. Grades: Primary 5 and Primary 6 Useful and harmful plants and animals Code LL13P

Observe the various kinds of useful and harmful

plants and animals in the Ecogarden. Pupils are required to catch some useful and harmful animals for examination. This is an outdoor class and is

to be conducted preferably in the morning. Grades: Primary 4 to Primary 6 Water pollution Code LL14P

The waste that we send down the drains from our homes, from farms and from factories is

causing pollution. How do we know if water is polluted? This class includes a series of tests which can give us interesting information about the quality of different water samples. Grades: Primary 6 to Secondary 2

A simple machine: the pulley Code PL02P

Investigate how pulleys work and help us to do work. Also find out the difference between a single fixed pulley and a single movable pulley. Grade: Primary 6 Electric carnival Code PL03P

Learn about conductors and insulators of

electricity and how bulbs and batteries are arranged in a circuit. Find out what an L.E.D. is and see why a fuse is used. Students will also learn how to electroplate an object. Grades: Primary 5 and Primary 6 Electronics for the novice Code PL04S

Identify the various types of electronic components and their symbols. Learn how to use circuit diagrams and do simple electronics projects. Grades: Secondary 1 to Pre-U 2 Electroplating technology Code PL05S

Learn the fundamentals of electroplating in this laboratory session. You will be taught how to electroplate any object with the metal of your choice- even objects like plastic, glass and leaves can be coated with a metal!

Grades: Secondary 1 to Pre-U 2 Exploring the Moon Code PL06P

Students will learn about the relative size of the

fvloon compared to Earth, how "Moon probe" data are analysed and how craters are formed on the Moon.

Grades: Primary 3 to Primary 5 Forms of energy Code PL07P

Experiment with heat, electrical, potential and kinetic energy and learn to identify the various forms of energy. Grades: Primary 5 and Primary 6 Fun with magnets Code PL08P

Learn a trick of floating magnets. Activities exploring the properties of a magnet will also be

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carried out.

Grade: Primary 3 A simple machine: the lever Code PL01P

Heat and temperature

Investigate how a lever works and helps us to do

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work. Also find out about the different classes of

Discover how heat travels and what peculiar changes occur when objects gain or lose heat. Grades: Primary 4 to Primary 6

levers and their applications in daily life. Grades: Primary 5 and Primary 6


Light Code PL10P

Find out how light enables us to see and how it travels. Also find out about the laws for reflection

of light and its applications. Grades: Primary 4 to Primary 6

Sun and shadows Code PL18P

Find out the various sources of light and how shadows of different shapes and sizes can be formed.

Grades: Primary 3 and Primary 4

Magnets

Wheel-and-axle, inclined plane, and all that

Code PL11P

Code PL19P

Experiment with magnetic and non-magnetic

Through a study of the inclined plane, screw and

materials. Find out the strength and the poles of a bar magnet. Also learn how to make a temporary

wheel-and-axle, find out how these simple

magnet.

Grades: Primary 4 and Primary 5

machines help us to do work more easily. You will also be taught to identify some simple machines used in everyday life. Grade: Primary 6

Make your own soap Code PL12S

Let's find out about eciipse

Prepare home-made soap by the action of alkali

Code PL20P

on natural oil and fat. The rate of reaction will be

Students will learn how eclipses occur as well as the names of the various types of eclipses. Students will also learn to distinguish the difference between Solar and Lunar eclipses. Grades: Primary 3 to Primary 5

increased by the use of suitable catalysts. Grades: Secondary 1 to Secondary 4 Night and day Code PL13P

Working with iight

Discover the causes of night and day with a SunEarth model. Concepts of why different countries have night and day at different times will be explained. Grades: Primary 3 and Primary 4

experiments with a solar cell, a mirror and a light sensitive paper. Students will also do experiments

Natural pH Indicators

with a simple pin-hole camera. Grade:Primary 6

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Find out some of the properties of light by doing

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Extract pigments from plants and use them as chemical indicators. This course will help students understand the pH scale and acid-base equilibria. Grades: Secondary 1 to Secondary 4 Phases of the moon Code PL15P

Discover the factors that cause the phases of the Moon, the solar eclipse and the lunar eclipse. Observe the phases of the Moon with the SunEarth-Moon model.

Grade: Primary 4 Rates of reactions Code PL16S

Use a very simple technique to follow the rate of a chemical reaction. Effects of changes in concentration and temperature on the rate of

MATHEMATICS

reaction will also be studied.

Grades: Secondary 1 to Secondary 4

Brain Station activities Code MA01B

Sound and sound making

The Brain Station is a special work-room filled with a wealth of puzzles, teasers, games and mathematical tasks to start your students' brains buzzing. During the process of solving the tasks, they will learn useful problem - solving strategies. The emphasis in all the problems is on thinking and process skills. Grades: Primary 6 to Secondary 4

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Discover how sound is made, how it travels to

our ears and how it changes. Students will also learn to appreciate the sound of silence! Plastic cups, tuning forks and simple musical instruments will be used in the experiments. Grades: Primary 5 and Primary 6


Estimation and approximation

Enzyme technology

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These features a series of mathematical activities

Enzymes are proteins produced by living organisms for the maintenance of all the biochemical processes of life. They speed up the rate of very specific

specially designed to guide students towards making "intelligent guesses" or estimates of numbers, areas, distances and weights. Grades: Primary 5 and Primary 6 Geometrical art Code MA03S

The creative use of geometry in drawing intricate patterns and designs is illustrated. The importance of mathematics in graphic art is also demonstrated. Students are required to bring along their own construction sets.

chemical reactions in the cells. This course will

enable students learn more about the application of enzymes in different industries. The practical work includes

0 immobilisation of Lactase (B-galactosidase) 0 action of Pectinase on fruit pulp 0 action of enzymes in biological washing powders The duration of this course is about 3 hours.

Grades: Secondary 3 to Pre-U 2

Grades: Secondary 1 to Secondary 4 Mathematical puns

Pizza Pizzazz Code BL03B

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Learn to make the popular flat bread with exactly

This is an activity-oriented lesson on some puzzles, games and mathematical curiosities such as topology and probability. Grades: Secondary 1 to Secondary 4

the toppings you want. Students learn all about

Number games

proofing, punching, shaping, baking and enjoying their own creation - a tasty introduction to the science of bread making. Grades: Primary 5 to Secondary 2 Cost: $2.06 (inclusive of GST) per student.

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This is a lesson on number patterns, prime

Science of bread

numbers and palindromic numbers. Students will use numbers to draw patterns as well as add, multiply and divide numbers during the game

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sessions.

Grades: Primary 5 and Primary 6

Bread is one of the world's favourite food. It requires only a few ingredients: flour, water, sugar and yeast. Students will conduct a series of experiments, learn about proofing, kneading, punching, shaping, baking and even enjoying their own bread! Grades: Primary 5 to Secondary 2 Cost; $2.06 (inclusive of GST) per student. Yogurt making Code BL05S

BIOTECHNOLOGY DNA technology CodeBLOIS

DNA is the carrier of genetic information in all living cells. The genetic information is encoded in the sequence of the double stranded DNA helix. This information can be duplicated and passed down from one generation to another. It can also be expressed to produce proteins for performing all sorts of functions in the cell. These mechanisms of

DNA replication and gene expression have been used by scientists to produce clones of biological materials, and the laboratory techniques are collectively called genetic engineering or recombinant DNA Technology. This course aims to arouse students' interest and broaden their

knowledge in this field. Course contents include DNA model making and the extraction of DNA from onions.

Grades: Secondary 3 to Pre-U 2

Yogurt is a cultured milk product originated thousands of years ago in Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Students will be given a hand-on session on the use of the harmless bacterials, Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus in the production of yogurt. They will also be taught on the microscopic observation of the bacterials using various methods,such as fixing of bacteria on slide. Gram's staining technique and methylene blue staining. Grades: Secondary 4 to Pre-U 2


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The chemicals we eat and drink Code TL04S

This talk reviews the many types of chemicals we find in our food and drinks. The pros and cons The science talks cover topics of current

of food additives will be discussed.

interest as well as recent advances in science

Grades: Secondary 1 to Secondary 4

and technology. It aims to bring the audience

up-to-date with information on the latest

The miracle of heredity

developments.

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Find out how features like colour blindness, blood Times Duration Student No.

1000 h & 1430 h About 1V2 hours

200(maximum)

groups and eye colour as well as genetic diseases are inherited. Exercises on family - trees will be included to explain dominant and recessive genes. Grades: Secondary 3 and Secondary 4 Understanding DNA the most important molecule of life Code TL06S

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Central to the new science of molecular biology is the DNA molecule. This talk is intended to

provide an understanding of the structure and function of DNA. One of the goals of this talk is

to explain how information is stored in DNA, how it is reproduced, and how it is used. Such knowledge is essential for us to understand how scientists manipulate DNA and why the Human Genome Project could greatly advance the study of genetic disease. Grades: Secondary 3 to Pre-U 2

Mission to the planets CodeTPOIB

Within the first thirty years of planetary exploration,

seven expeditions have been sent to the moon, and space-craft have flown pass all the planets apart from Pluto, while control landings have been made on Mars and Venus. With the

exception of Pluto, all the planets had been studied from close range. Each planet has produced its quota of surprises. This talk tells the exciting story of man's exploration of the solar system.

Grades: Primary 6 to Pre-U 2 The ozone hole in the sky CodeTP02S

Offers an insight into the problem of ozone depletion in the stratospheric layer. Chemical connections, global implications and strategies for action will be discussed.

Grades: Secondary 3 to Pre-U 2 The environment and you Code TL03B

Takes a closer look at Man's destructive effect

on the environment and the ways in which we can contribute to a better environment through responsible action. Grades: Primary 5 to Secondary 4

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Students will make an astrolabe and learn how to

use the instrument to measure vertical heights. Grades: Primary 3 to Primary 5

These activities are specially developed to provide students with opportunities to learn science outside their classroom in a fun and entertaining way. Times Duration Student No.

: 1030 h& 1430 h : about 2 hours

: 45(maximum)

Make your own fossil casts Code CA05B

In the session, students will learn about the events

that lead to creating a fossil and the types of fossils that can be found. Also touched on how bones get mineralised and eventually become fossils and how palaeontologists make casts. Students will get to make and take home a fossil cast and some

rubbings. Grades: Primary 4 to Secondary 2 Cost: $2.06 (inclusive of GST) per student

' j' . Fun with ink Code CA01P

Do you know that black ink is made from coloured chemical? Find out in this fun-filled activity. Find out also how this method can be used to detect

forgeries. Grades: Primary 4 to Primary 6 Hot air bailoon Code CA02B

Students have often heard of hot air balloon but

few have had the opportunity to actually make them. In this session students will work in groups to produce their very own balloon! The class ends with the launching of the completed hot air balloons. A truly exciting experience. Grades: Primary 6 to Secondary 4 Cost: $2.06 (inclusive of GST) per student It's slime time Code CA03B

What a sticky but slippery, will drip from your hand in a long continuous blob, and leaves little or no residue behind? Slime! Slime has a strange appeal to the young at heart, but it also is an example of a polymer - a long chain molecule. In this sessions you will find out the scientific principles of slime and learn to make your own slime. Varying the 'recipe' can produce interesting results.

Grades: Primary 6 to Secondary 4 Cost: $2.06 (inclusive of GST) per student

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Make your own sundial Code CA06B

Singapore is located near the Equator. For this reason, most of the beautiful sundials with slopping edges that you have seen in books are not suitable for our use. This activity will

enable you to assemble a sundial with design that is unique to Singapore's position and has been adjusted to show the local time. Grades: Primary 5 to Secondary 2 Cost: $2.06 {inclusive of GST) per student

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Microscopic Wonders Code CA07B

Come and join us for a session of Microscopic Wonders to look into the functions of various

types of microscopes- light microscopes, stereozoom microscopes and a scanning electron microscope which is a brand new addition to the Science Centre. You will learn how to use the

light and stereo-zoom microscopes and marvel at the wonders of Mother Nature.

Grades: Primary 6 to Secondary 3

Natural dye Code CA08P

The colours in nature are a gift of beauty. We can see these colours in many forms in foliage, flowers, grass etc. All these colours are due to the different types of pigments present in

plants. In olden times people used these pigment as dye. In this activity, students will be taught how to extract and separate some plant pigments and use them as natural dye. Grades: Primary 4 to Primary 6 Papercopter Science Code CA09B

This activity encourages students to use their creative and innovative minds in the design of papercopter models. They will do experiments, which help them understand the principles of vertical flight and also the factors, which affect the descending speed of a papercopter. Grades: Primary 5 to Secondary 2 To catch a thief Code CA10B

This features a series of activities, which

introduces students to analytical techniques in the solving of crimes. The highlight of these activities would be an exposure to fingerprint identification techniques. Grades: Primary 5 to Secondary


The sky is part of the natural environment which we all share. It is free for all to observe.

Everything, from the blinding Sun to the dimmest star, waits to be discovered. Yet many people who can identify birds or rocks, trees or ferns, cannot point to any constellation by name, or find the planets among the stars. This programme will help students to learn more about the heavens and in the process gain some insight into their own relationship with the cosmos.

Rambling the night sky- A Lecture Demo Code OPB

A talk-cum-slide show on man's exploration of the sky, followed by a tour of the Observatory. Weather permitting, students will have an opportunity to observe some interesting objects in the night sky. Grades Time Duration Student No.

Primary 5 to Pre-U 2 1930 h about 2 hours

60(maximum)

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computer graphics technology to create images and display them via a high-intensity cathode ray tube (CRT). A precision, high-resolution optical system then projects the images onto the theatre dome. The DIGISTAR System is

compatible with either tilted or conventional domes. Virtually any image consisting of lines and dots may be displayed. This offers great versatility in providing a complete range of graphic illustrations which are otherwise difficult to produce and to project onto the dome screen. In addition, the DIGISTAR system works like a television. While television displays

thirty separate pictures per second, DIGISTAR displays a maximum of sixty pictures per second, creating the illusion of motion. This is fast enough so that a scene appears to be continuous instead of a series of still pictures. Since most DIGISTAR installations are virtually identical, databases created on one DIGISTAR can be used on all the others. This

interchangeability provides a unique

opportunity for any individual system to expand its library for no more than the cost of a tape and postage. The special effects and even complete programs can be downloaded via information networl^ such as the Internet. Hence the DIGISTAR system is an invaluable tool for teaching various subjects under a dome screen setting, including astronomy and space science, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and physical geography.

ins Stars and constellations

In ancient folklore

and mythology Code DPB

In traditional China, astronomy and astrology went hand in hand. Ancient Chinese sky observers divided the entire observable

celestial sphere with stars into three Enclosures (known as Yuan), from Palaces (known as Gong) and twenty-eight Lunar Mansions (known as Xiu). The ancient Chinese astrologers-astronomers viewed the sky as an extension of the terrestrial world. Names of the stars and the constellations reveal the

corresponding equivalence of the ancient social lives of the nobilities and the commoners. They are different from those of the Greek mythology. There is a charming story in connection with Altair of Aquila (Qianniu, the Cowherd) and Vega of Lyra (Zhinu, the weaving maid). Based on this story, we have a DIGISTAR production which explains the ancient Chinese astrology and astronomy using realistic dome projection. Grades Times Duration Student No. Cost

Primary 4 to Secondary 2 1000h & 1430h 1 hour 40

$2.06 (inclusive of GST) per student


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CCAVf)Pfagrammm The CAVE is a new technology, which was developed, patented and popularized by the Electronic Visualization Laboratory of the University of Chicago in U.S.A. This powerful virtual reality tool has enabled educators and scientists to visualize and interact with

3-dimensional virtual environments in a manner

which has not been possible before. Most of the CAVES in the world have been

set up in top-notch research centres and universities such as the Massachusetts

Institute of Technology and Stanford University. The CAVE at the Singapore Science Centre is the first In the world to be established in a

museum/science centre setting. The CAVE comprises a 3 metres x 3 metres room in which three of the walls and the floor

The molecular structure

act as projection screens. With the aid of a supercomputer interfaced to four video

of Ice and water Code CVB

projectors, computer-generated images are superimposed on the walls and the floor.

When users don stereo glasses, they can navigate and interact in real time with the 3dimensional environment in the CAVE. The

leader of the group (usually a teacher or demonstrator) also dons a head-mounted tracking device as well as holds a wand to

control the path of navigation in real time. The versatility of the CAVE allows the exploration and teaching of many scientific concepts in a fun and exciting manner.

The concepts of atomic structure, bond

formation and phase transformation are sought to be explored in the CAVE. Such concepts are part of the school science syllabi, not only at the 0-level and A-level, but also in simpler format at upper primary and lower secondary levels. To ensure that the programme is interesting, there are also entertainment elements besides the educational component. Visitors can see how two hydrogen atoms combine with an oxygen atom to form a single molecule of water. The bonds are formed by the overlap of atomic orbitals and can be viewed from different angles. The movement of the water molecules are also depicted as they would be in the various states of water, according to the kinetic theory. Visitors can even "hit" these molecules and observe their

subsequent motion and thereby infer the qualitative features of molecular motion in the 3 states of water. Grades : Primary 4 to Secondary Times :1000 &1430h Duration : 1 hour Student No. : 40 (The CAVE can only

2

accommodate a group of 15 students at a time. A class of 40 would have to Cost

be split into groups.) : $2.06 (inclusive of GST) per student


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ABC's of web page creation Code VS02B

You will be introduced to the HyperText Markup

Language (HTML)and the design methodologies of setting up a web page. Topics cover: ÂŽ What is the World Wide Web

0 Overview of the HTML Language

0 Writing a basic HTML document 0 Learning the basic Markup Tags 0 Creating Titles, Headings and Paragraphs 0 Creating Documents Links 0 Creating Lists and Tables 0 Creating In-line Images Grades: Primary 4 to Pre-U2 How to extract information from the Net? Code VS03B

The World Wide Web is just an infinite network

of pages linked together that spreads throughout the Internet. It could for practically for any thing

you could think of, so how can we go about to retrieve the right information. This talk concentrates on how to retrieve information from the World Wide Web:

http://www.sci-ctr.edu.sg The Virtual Science Centre is a computer-

based outreach project that makes use of Internet technology. It aims to promote activities in science education as well as encourage information exchange and resource sharing among students, teachers and public users, both locally and globally.

0 What is the World Wide Web

0 What is a Web Browser and its component 0 What is a Search Engine 0 How does a Search Engine work It also elaborates on the use of search engines and directories.

Grades: Primary 4 to Pre-U2 How to surf the World Wide Web? Code VS04B

The following talks cover topics of current interest. It alms to bring the audience up-todate information on the latest development. Times Duration Student No.

tOOOh &1430h

about 1V2 hours

200 (maximum)

ABC's of the Internet - A beginner's guide Code VS01B

This talk gives you an overview into the world of the Internet. Find out about:

This talk concentrates on the fastest growing service of the Internet, the World Wide Web, and

teaches you how to successfully navigate through it. This is where you can look for color, grace and hypermedia excitement. It is like an infinite network of pages linked together that spreads throughout the Internet (sort of like a spider's web). 0 What is the World Wide Web

0 What can you get from the World Wide Web

0 What is a Web Browser and its component Grades: Primary 4 to Pre-U2

0 What is the Internet 0 How does the Internet work

0 Who governs the Internet 0 How to access the Internet

0 The growth of the Internet And introduces you to the various applications on the Net like:

0 Electronic mail (E-mail) 0 World Wide Web Browsers

Grades: Primary 4 to Pre-U2


Tite HahafieA lMarHi0tg CeMfrc The Robotics Learning Centre has been established to further the interest of children

in science and technology and to equip them with the skills they need for today's fastchanging world. In the Robotics Learning Centre the LEGO MINDSTORMS kit is used

to promote creativity and problem solving skills. Children need knowledge but they learn best by applying this knowledge to solve practical problems. The Robotics Learning Centre is sponsored by the Ministry of Education and the Singapore Totallsator Board, and is supported by Lego group.

a) Robosports This is a sports-based program where the children are encouraged to program the best sports strategy for their robot. During the Robosports competition, robots score as many goals as possible in a given time. This program introduces robotics systems and computer control. b) Robotics adventure

This is an adventure-based program in the "Indiana Jones" style. The children build and program their robots to reach stated goals in a 'desert' environment. The adventure base

promotes strategic thinking and introduces computer control.

A trainer will introduce the "drag and drop" style of software programming and guides the handson teaching session. Each team of two students Is provided with a kit of robot parts and a computer. The children then decide how to build

their robot and design a programming strategy. At the end of the session, they test their strategy on the playing field. The students will take back

with them a very positive learning experience. Educational material will be provided. The course fee for the learning lab session is as follows:

Institutional member

$6.00 per student (Inclusive of GST) Non institutional member

$9.00 per student (inclusive of GST), exclude admission charge to the Science Centre (min 30 students) The Robotic Learning Centre consists of two areas:

1. An Exhibition area divided into two

segments:

0 Introduction - The History of Robotics Technology 0 Interactive exhibits - Soccer playing robots, a robotic arm and wall climbing

If you wish to pre-view the learning lab setup, we will be happy to show you around. Please use the Robotics Learning Centre booking form for booking. Tel: 4252580 Fax: 561 6361

e-mail: rlc@sci-ctr.edu.sg.

robots.

2. The Robotics learning tabs which feature the LEGO MINDSTORMS kit as an

interactive learning tool. These learning sessions are designed for students. Each session caters for a class of 40 students. The current sessions are suitable for

Primary 4 to Secondary 2 level students. Each session will last for approximately 1hr 15 min.

Each workshop has a themed micro-environment.

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OMNIMAX Movies Beauty & The Beast Code OM1B

OMNIMAX programmes use a film frame 10 times larger than the conventional 35 mm film and a hemispheric screen which 'wraps' the audience at the centre to give them a remarkable sense of involvement. When the

show begins, the audience would be totally engulfed by the immense size and three

dimensional quality of the undistorted picture. They lose perception of time and space and forget that they are in a theatre. They can feel the motion and it is like taking a trip in a time machine. It is an expressive, engrossing and

The giant screen version of "Beauty and The Beast" is a 90-minute Walt Disney picture that

marks the 10th Anniversary of the original "Beauty and the Beast". It includes an extraordinary, newly-animated musical sequence, featuring the song "Human Again", written by Academy Awardwinning team of Howard Ashman and Alan

Menken. To make "Beauty and the Beast" a mustsee event on the giant screen, Disney has spent a year in production on the film, enhancing the image, refining characters faces, backgrounds and special effects.

ever startling experience, both educational and exciting.

"Beauty and the Beast" is the most beautiful love story ever told. This classic tale opens with an

In addition, the Space Science exhibits in the

enchantress casting a spell and turning a cruel prince into a hideous beast. His stubborn pride

Hall of Science aim to enhance students'

understanding of the Universe and help them develop an interest in the wonderful celestial objects that make up the Universe. You are recommended to bring your students to the gallery for their benefit after the programmes.

compels him to remain in his bewitched castle. To break the spell, the Beast must win Belle's love before the last petal falls from an enchanted

rose. With a colourful cast of endearing Disney characters, "Beauty and the Beast" will enthral

both young and old, forever reminding us that true beauty comes from within.

Come and be part of the Disney's magical experience at the Omni-Theatre. This movie will Please note that:

certainly help to inspire creativity and innovative spirits from our students.

© The Omni-Theatre is open from Tuesday to Sunday and on all public holidays. © All shows will begin promptly. Please

Showtimes

; 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm,4 pm,

Duration

: 50 minutes

arrive at the Omni-Theatre at least 15 minutes before showtime.

© The Omniplanetarium has a seating capacity of 276. © Special arrangements can be made to screen the movie at a time of your choice, if you make a block booking for the whole show.

© For confirmed bookings, admission charges are to be paid at least 2 weeks in advance. Payment can be made by hand at the Finance Department {4th Floor) of the Singapore Science Centre or by post. All cheques must be crossed and made payable to "SCIENCE CENTRE BOARD". The school will be billed for

failure to turn up without prior cancellation. © Programmes, schedules and admission charges are subject to change. © The concession rate for institutional

members is valid only from Tuesday to Friday and on Saturday, before noon. The concession rate does not apply on public holidays.

6 pm,8 pm


Destiny in Space Code 0M2B

"Destiny In Space" is a tribute to the spirit of our upcoming exploration of the solar system and the universe beyond. We board a satellite in

space to look back upon the shuttle as it orbits the Earth. We are part of the crew, working

to create a day in the life of a human body. "The Human Body" shows us more than a biological wonder at its best; the film also shares the emotions of life. From the joy of learning and the anxiety of puberty, to the potential wonder of

pregnancy and birth, "The Human Body" tells us the amazing story of our own lives - our own

alongside the astronauts as they deploy and repair the Hubble Space Telescope. We travel

bodies.

millions of kilometres beyond Earth to soar above

Duration Period of

: 43 minutes

Finally, we find astonishing proof of new planets,

Screening

: from 21 May - 31 Oct 2002

and with them the possibility of other life, forming around distant stars. The excitement of "Destiny

Showtimes

: 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon,

the remarkable contours of Venus and Mars.

1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm

in Space" lies not only in the glimpses It provides of the immensity of space, but in its revelation of how much has been experienced and understood - the astonishing accomplishments of science and space technology. Duration

42 minutes

Admission Charges OMNIMAX movies

Beauty & The Beast

Period of

Screening Showtimes

12 March -19 May 2002 2 pm, 7 pm

The Human Body Code OM3B

Three years in the making, "The Human Body", reveals the incredible story of life. In astonishing detail, this large format film presents a look at the biological processes that go on without our control and often without our notice. Throughout the film we follow a family from dawn to dusk as

they go about their daily routines. This is the tale of what takes place beneath the skin - a tale that allows us to see the extraordinary

Public

$15 per adult $10 per child {3-12 years)

Organised Group (minimum 30 persons) $12 per adult $ 8 per child (3-12 years) Institutional/Associate members

(minimum 30 persons) $ 6 per student (Free admission for 3 teachers per group of 30 students)

Destiny In Space & The Human Body

accomplishments of our everyday lives. Public

The everyday biological processes that keep us ticking are all in a day's work for the human body. "The Human Body" incorporates groundbreaking computer graphics with stunning real-life images

$10 per adult $ 5 per child (3-12 years)

Organised Group (minimum 30 persons) $ 8 per adult $4.50 per child (3-12 years) Institutional/Associate members

(minimum 30 persons) $ 3 per student (Primary schools) $ 4 per student (Secondary schools. Centralised Institutes, Junior Colleges) (Free admission for 3 teachers per group of 30 students)


Omni-Theatre Educational

Programmes A free 30-minute lesson is offered to school group who attends the screening of the OMNIMAX movies. The lesson is specially designed in relation to the OMNIMAX movie screened to

enrich the students' viewing experience at the

Wilderness Adventure This simulation ride shows that the ecological footprint of twelve-year old Sarah is a lot bigger than any of us ever Imagined. Sarah's father, Jonathan, takes us back in time to one night when, as a little boy, the spirit of a wise old owl confronted him. The owl dares Jonathan to join him on a magical journey and experience the world from the point of view of wild animals.

Omni-Theatre. For more information on the latest

OMNIMAX movies and the corresponding educational programmes, please check our website at www.sci-ctr.edu.sg Duration

: 30 minutes

Capacity

: 100 students per session

Grades

: All levels

Venue

: Mercury Room

We are whisked away on a thrilling adventure through the wild. With young Jonathan, we run as a cougar, fly as a bee and swim as a dolphin. During this magical journey, Jonathan learns that we need to protect the wilderness in order for wild animals to survive.

Wings This simulator ride shows us how the illusions of

Virtual Voyages

the dynamics of flight are created and how they are brought to life. It features the century of

Simulation Theatre

powered flight from the early experiments and the ultimate success of the Wright Brothers in

The Virtual Voyages Simulation Theatre, situated at the Omni-Theatre, is a joint venture between

out into the vastness of Space. We will join the

the Science Centre and SimEx. This new

attraction comprises 3 Theatre i.e. Pre-show Theatre, Story Theatre and Adventure Ride Theatre.

1903, through two world wars, to our moon and crew and "fly" the five most famous aircraft that advanced the science of flight.

Admission Charges Virtual Voyages

SimEx Virtual Voyages are absorbing, three-stage stories that wow audiences again and again.

First, the audience enters the Pre-Show queue environment where audio and video programming create the atmosphere for the upcoming adventure.

Next, the audience enters the self-contained Story Theatre where a multi-screen video presentation tells the story and sets the stage for the adventure to come.

The grand finale takes place in the Adventure Theatre. Visitors board the simulator and the

adventure unfolds. Sight, sound and motion combine to give every audience member an experience they'll never forget.

Institutional Members

$3 per student (Primary)

$4 per student (Secondary & Junior College) (2 teachers will be admitted free for every group of 30 students) Public

$4 per child (3-12 years) $6 per adult Note: The Simulation Theatre can take a

maximum of 18 students at any one time. Since there are 3 sections in the Simulation Theatre, you will only need to wait about 8 minutes for the next ride. The duration of the entire experience Is about 15 minutes.


Hall of Science Exhibition Located on the 2nd floor of Omni-Theatre, the Hall of Science exhibition offers students a fun

and interesting learning experience on our solar

system and the outer universe.Through the use of various interactive exhibits as well as graphic and script panels, students will gain sufficient knowledge and have a better understanding of the Sun, Earth, Moon and other planets.

Schools are strongly recommended to bring their students to the Hall of Science exhibition. Worksheets and lessons on the exhibition are

available upon request.

3. The star projector also comes with a pointer and a constellation projector that can project constellation diagrams onto the dome.

4. The dome is made from nylon reinforced, flame retardant, industrial grade, 6-mil

polymer fabric. When inflated, the dome fits into spaces 7 metres in diameter and 3.5 metres high. This planetarium can accommodate 25 adults or 30 children.

5. A high velocity fan with front and rear grills snaps onto an inflatable tube at the back of the dome. This fan inflates the

dome to a rigid structure in less than five minutes.

Portable Planetarium

Programme

6. Entry into the portable planetarium is via the front tube, which is 142 cm high and 122 cm wide. Students and adults need

The night sky

only bend their heads to walk through.

Code 0M4B

The night sky is a 30-minute lesson that is conducted using the Portable Planetarium System. This lesson is an introduction to star gazing. It teaches students how to identify some of the major constellations in the night sky. Students will also learn to tell directions using

7. The bottom of the dome is entirely open to allow for easy emergency exit. Any flat surface can be used as a base.

Rental Rates

stars.

This lesson is offered FREE to schools that bring

The Portable Planetarium System is available for rental from the Singapore Science Centre. The

their students to watch the OMNIMAX movies so

rental rates are as follows:

as to make their trip to the Omni-Theatre more

meaningful. The Portable Planetarium can only accommodate a maximum of 30 students for

Rate

each 30-minute programme and programmes are

First Day Second Day Third Day Fourth Day Additional Day

allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Times

: 110Oh - 1300h and

Grades

: Primary 4 to Pre-U 2

Duration

: 30 mins

1400h - 1600h

Normal Rate

Member

S$200.00 S$150.00 S$100.00 S$100.00 S$ 50.00

S$160.00 S$120.00 S$ 80.00 S$ 80.00 S$ 40.00

(The above rates are for consecutive days of rental. Pickup and delivery of the portable

The Portable Planetarium

System (available for rental) 1. The Portable Planetarium System, comprises a star projector and an inflatable dome. It can be used to present a large variety of exciting planetarium lessons for various age groups. 2. The star projector can project 500 stars down to the 4th magnitude and can demonstrate the heavens from any latitude on Earth and in any season of the year. It can project the Sun and the phases of the moon. It can also project 5 planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

planetarium is the responsibility of the renter. A 3% GST charge will be levied.)


0 Available time slots (please select your preferred time slot and arrive on time): SlotA = 9.15am-12.15pm

Pro9i^OMtÂŤMe>% SNOW CITY is Singapore's first permanent indoor snow centre, with a temperature maintained at minus 5''G inside the Snow

Chamber. As an extension of the Singapore Science Centre, SNOW CITY uniquely combines interactive and highly educational programmes on Low Temperature Science

with an exciting snow-play session to complete the students' learning experience. Our exclusive programmes are designed to significantly increase the students' knowledge of low temperature science, especially those relating to general science, physics, chemistry and biology as well as topics such as the Arctic, Antarctica and living in the cold. The

(Snow-Play, then educational programme) Slot B = 9.45am - 12.45pm (Educational Programme, then Snow-Play) Slot C = 1.45pm - 4.45pm

(Snow Play, then educational programme) Slot D = 2.15pm - 5.15pm

(Educational Programme, then Snow-Play) 0 Recommended attire for students

Students are advised to come warmly dressed with socks, long pants and extra clothing. School T-shirts must be worn to

facilitate school group's identification by staff.

Socks are available for sale (adults(a)$2 and child(S)$l.50) Gloves are available for rental

primary, secondary and junior college levels.

(adults(a)$2 and child(2)$l.50) and cotton gloves for sale (adults and child@$1)

Snow-play sessions allow students to have a thrilling personal encounter with snow, from making snowballs to sliding down our 60metre-long and almost 3-storey-high snow slope on our sturdy snowtubes. Free loan of jacket, boots and helmets are available for

Snow City Educational Programmes

programmes are focused at students of

students.

Lecture Demonstrations Amazing Dry Ice

Booking Information

Code SC01

Solid carbon dioxide is commonly known as dry ice. Existing at a temperature of -BOX, dry ice

SNOW CITY is open from Tuesday to Sunday

can be used for a fascinating series of

and on all school and public holidays.

demonstration to illustrate various concepts in physics and chemistry. Explanation of the change

0 Educational programmes are conducted from Tuesday to Friday only

of phase of carbon dioxide will be conducted. Level: Primary, Secondary & Pre-U

0 Each school booking includes one hour of educational programme plus one-hour of

Code SC02

Snow-Play {Jacket, boots and helmets are loaned free of charge)

Admission Charges; Education Programme Primary - $5 per student Secondary & Junior College - $5 per student

Fabulous Liquid Oxygen

Liquid oxygen exists at a temperature of -183X. Its special properties enable a series of dramatic demonstration to be developed. Some of the highlights include burning a stick underwater, spontaneously combusting some metals, and accelerating certain classes of chemical reactions. The Paramagnetism of liquid oxygen will also be shown.

Level: Primary, Secondary & Pre-U Snow Chamber

Primary - $5 per student Secondary & Junior College - $7 per student (Subject to a minimum of 30 students and a maximum of 80 students per booking. For every booking of 20 students, one teacher is admitted free-of-charge; there

is a charge of $10 per additional teacher) Programmes, schedules and charges are subject to change.

Fun with Liquid Nitrogen Code SC03

Liquid nitrogen has a temperature of -196X. Such a low temperature sets the stage for an amazing series of demonstrations. Some of the highlights include the use liquid nitrogen for transforming a banana into a hammer, inflating a balloon and blasting a cannon.

Level: Primary, Secondary & Pre-U


Low Temperature Demonstration in Science

Workshops

Code SC04

There are a lot of exciting sciences at low temperatures! For the first time, this program will feature amazing demonstrations such as freezing alcohol into a vicious gel, producing light using chemical substances, showing the effect of low temperature on electrical resistance, effect of low temperature on path of laser light, making a magnet using a thermocouple and many others. Level; Primary, Secondary & Pre-U Superconductivity Code SC12

Superconductivity is a phenomenon that occurs at very low temperatures when a material practically loses all its resistance. Demonstrations

Snow Moulding Code SC07

Learn to make various three dimensional object by moulding snow. Level: Primary & Secondary Enrolment: Limited to 40 students per booking Snow Sculpture Code SC11

Learn the technique of making sculptures of various models using snow. Level: Primary & Secondary Enrolment: Limited to 40 students per booking

include the Meissner Effect. Theory of electricity

Presentation

and magnetism will be presented. The future potential of superconductivity will also be

Survival of Wildlife In The Cold

discussed.

Code SCI 3

Level: Secondary & Pre-U

How do animals survive in the harsh winter

Laboratory Courses

conditions in the Polar Regions? The lesson has the answer. The student will be taught how to apply these survival techniques In real life. Level: Primary & Secondary

Low Temperature Experiments in Biology Code SC06

Water Shortage - Is the Polar Icecaps the

A rare opportunity to do biology experiments at low temperatures! Topics covered include cellular structure fragility, biochemical kinetics and the rate of yeast cell reproduction at various

answer for man?

For countries with shortage of fresh water, one solution is to use the enormous quantity of ice in

temperatures.

the polar region. The presentation looks into the

Level: Secondary & Pre-U Enrolment: Limited to 40 students per booking

Code SC14

issue further.

Level: Primary & Secondary

Low Temperature Chemistry Experiments Code SC08

A rare opportunity to do chemistry experiments at low temperatures! Topics covered include chemical kinetics and thermochemistry. Level: Secondary & Pre-U Enrolment: Limited to 40 students per booking

Low Temperature Experiments In Physics Code SC09

A rare opportunity to conduct physics experiments at low temperatures! Topics explored include mechanics, heat, sound and electricity. Level: Secondary & Pre-U Enrolment: Limited to 40 students per booking Science of Ice & Snow Code SC10

This program looks at the science of ice in detail through various experiments conducted with regards to physics and chemistry of ice Level: Upper Primary Enrolment: Limited to 40 students per booking

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{This form may be duplicated if necessary)

Closing date for booking: Term 1 20 January 2002 Term 2

10 March 2002

Term 3 Term 4

26 May 2002 08 September 2002

Each package includes: one-hour of Snow-Play, viewing of Sub-Zero exhibition, one-hour of educational lesson, free loan of jacket and boots.

TO BE COMPLETED BY TEACHER-IN-CHARGE S/No

Preferred Date of Visit

Preferred

Time Slot Code

Preferred Lesson Code

No of Students

For official use

No of

Teachers

Level

Status of Booking

1

2 3 4 5

Name of School:. Address of School:.

.Singapore( Name of Teacher-ln-charge: Mr/Mrs/Ms/Mdm: Contact Number:(Tel)

(Pager/HP)

-(Fax).

Please fax the completed booking form at least 1 week In advance to Fax no. 560 1297. 0 0 0 0 0

Subject to availability, a successful booking will be confirmed by fax. Upon confirmation, payment for the no. of people booked is required. No refund will be given for absentees. Please make cheque payment payable to Snow Venture Pte Ltd. No cancellation of booking is allowed. Change of date is allowed subject to availability.

For further enquiries, please contact Jenny at Tel: 5600179 or email jenny@snowventure.com.sg


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• SBS nos. 51, 78, 97, 105, 182 & 197 stop at the Jurong East Interchange.

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Web Of Ltfe

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Restrooms

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0 This form may be copied if necessary 0 Please use fresh

Booking Form for different school term

Term 1

28 January 2002

Term 2

8 March 2002

Term 3 Term 4

24 May 2002 7 September 2002

BOOKING FOR TERM * 1, 2, 3, 4 Name of School: Address of School:

Singapore( Name of Teacher-ln-charge: *Mr/Mrs/Miss/Mdm

Session: *am/pm Telephone No.:

email:

Fax No.:

Is your school an institutional member of the Science Centre: * Yes / No * Delete as necessary For official use

TO BE COMPLETED BY TEACHER-IN-CHARGE Preferred Date & Time Code

Topic

No.

Level Choice

Date

No. of No. of Students Teachers

Status of

Booking

Time

1st

2nd 3rd 1st

2nd 3rd 1st 2nd

3rd 1st 2nd

3rd

Please return Booking Form to the : Singapore Science Centre

Signature of teacher-in-charge/Date

15 Science Centre Road

Singapore 609081 Fax: 5616361

E-mail: schools@sci-ctr.edu.sg

School Stamp


2002 Sci^HC^

Fro9ra«MMte>» BOOKING FORM

0 This form may be copied if necessary

0 Closing date for booking

0 Please use fresh

Booking Form for different school term

Term 1

28 January 2002

Term 2

8 March 2002

Term 3 Term 4

24 May 2002 7 September 2002

BOOKING FOR TERM * 1, 2, 3, 4 Name of School: Address of School:

Singapore(

Name of Teacher-in-charge: *Mr/Mrs/Miss/Mdm Session: *am/pm Telephone No.:

Fax No.:

email:

Is your school an institutional member of the Science Centre: * Yes / No * Delete as necessary

TO BE COMPLETED BY TEACHER-IN-CHARGE Code No.

For official use

Preferred Date & Time

Topic

Level Choice

Date

Time

No. of No. of Students Teachers

Status of

Booking

1st 2nd

3rd 1st 2nd

3rd 1st 2nd

3rd 1st

2nd 3rd

Please return Booking Form to the Singapore Science Centre

Signature of teacher-ln-charge/Date

15 Science Centre Road

Singapore 609081 Fax: 5616361

E-mail; schools@sci-ctr.edu.sg School Stamp


The science ofsatisfying your

hunger at McDonald's™. Are you and your students rushed for time during your Science Centre excursion? It's not rocket science! Simply call in your school's meal order to McDonald's at the Singapore Science Centre and we

will prepare your order for your students when they arrive, or when they are ready to leave. Check out our special packages, at affordable prices,just for you:Meal No.

Types of Meals

Price per meal

1

Hamburger and 12ozCoke

$1.50

2

Filet-O-Fish™ and 12oz Coke

$2.50

3

McChicken™ and 12oz Coke

$2.50

Quantity

Total Cost

To place your order, simply call us or fax your order 3 days in advance to 569-6080. Name of School:

Address of School:

Teacher In-charge:

Contact Number:

Date of Collection:

Time of Collection:

Dine-In/ Takeaway:

15 Science Centre Road Singapore 609081 Tel/Fax:569 6080


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