Rediscover the wonders of Science in the new normal, Science Centre Singapore has proudly launched UNTAME – a suite of blended learning digital-first events from 8 Oct – 29 Nov 2020!
Science Centre Singapore, a non-formal educational institution and leading regional Science Centre comes along with its group of attractions. It also brings out the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through its unique blend of exhibitions, educational programmes and events. A custodian of creativity and innovation, Science Centre Singapore has captured the evolution of scientific developments for nearly four decades.
The Centre and its partners have played a pivotal role in transforming the way students and the public interact with and learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Since 1997, the Centre has welcomed over 30 million visitors and inspired them with more than 1,000 exhibits spread across 14 exhibition galleries and outdoor exhibition spaces.
The Centre’s group of attractions include Omni-Theatre, Snow City and KidsSTOPTM. The Omni-Theatre is an immersive dual-technology edutainment destination. Fitted with Southeast Asia’s largest seamless dome screen, it features the latest and brightest 8k digital full-dome system in the world. Snow City is also Singapore’s only permanent indoor
snow centre offering an Arctic inspired experience at Singapore’s first ice gallery and snow chamber. KidsSTOPTM – Where every child gets to Imagine, Experience, Discover and Dream – is Singapore’s first children’s science centre offering an enriching experience through purposeful play for children aged 18 months to 8 years old.
Organised by KidsSTOPTM, Science Centre Singapore’s dedicated Children’s Science Centre, the festival returns for the second year from 8 – 11 October. This year, children, parents and educators have the option to participate from the comfort of home, with easy access to a collection of online STEAM resources including demo videos to engage in creative hands-on activities, immersive participatory performances, and interactive vodcasts to connect with industry experts. Participants can also experience an exciting line-up of festivities at KidsSTOPTM via exclusive sessions, including STEAM-based workshops and hands-on activities, including a coding mission for young learners.
“While the global pandemic has shifted our ability to organise festivals like we used to, our mission remains unfettered. STEM skills are extremely critical for advancement in today’s digital world and the addition of Arts injects a crucial component towards building lifelong critical and creative thinking for the new world. Whether from home or at our recently reopened attractions, we hope to harness the power of arts to nurture children’s natural curiosity, engage their senses and cultivate their ability. The KidsSTOPTM STEAM Festival for Young Learners will offer a great platform for knowledge sharing among educators and parents and in the process, help nurture a new generation of thinkers, makers and innovators,” said Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive of Science Centre Board.
The festival’s exciting line-up of activities promises to take participants on a sensorial learning experience online and on-ground, full STEAM ahead.
8 – 11 October: Adventures Await Onsite at KidsSTOPTM
At KidsSTOPTM, Science Centre Singapore, young learners can look forward to an array of sensorial, hands-on activities designed to put their creativity to the test.
Highlights include the Balloon Pop!, a coding challenge where participants will learn the fundamentals of coding as they embark on a mission to create and protect their moving bot. A host of STEAM activities will also invite young participants to innovate and build catapults, design ornamental night lights with 3D-printing pens, customised spinning tops and bring home their very own STEAM creations. Plus, participants will also get to try their hands at a creative Robotic Art kit.
9 – 11 October: Virtual Resources for Holistic STEAM Learning
To support STEAM education at home and on campus, the festival will showcase three virtual pillars spanning a STEAM Library, Virtual Stage and Virtual Hangout. Each promise to deliver a series of useful holistic activities and resources including learning resources, entertaining performances, and interactive vodcasts for all.
One of the features includes a blended learning STEAM kit that will challenge young learners to design, strategize and discover endless possibilities to problem-solving scenarios, facilitated by digital tutorials. The kit, which is included in the Explorer Passport, is available for pre-order here: www.gevme.com/steamfest
Access to Events
There are three tiers of passports available to access varying levels of the festival’s offerings as tabulated below:
Passports can be purchased online via http://www.science.edu.sg/untame. KidsSTOPTM members are entitled to 10% off ticket prices. Terms and conditions apply.
The 2nd annual STEAM Festival promises a great line-up of fun-filled activities that will ignite your child’s creativity while encouraging parent-child bonding! This Children’s Day, join the virtually from home or at KidsSTOPTM@Science Centre Singapore as all dream up the craziest ideas and explore endless possibilities together! To our future movers and
shakers – the sky is the limit! While continuing to inspire young children, parents and early childhood professionals in the area of STEAM, Science Center Singapore dedicate the festival this year to promoting creativity among our young learners since STEAM
integrates creativity as a crucial skill to drive innovation and discovery.
At KidsSTOPTM, Science Centre Singapore, young learners can look forward to an array of sensorial, hands-on activities designed to put their creativity to the test. Highlights include the Balloon Pop!, a coding challenge where participants will learn the fundamentals of coding as they embark on a mission to create and protect their moving bot. A host of STEAM activities will also invite young participants to innovate and build catapults, design ornamental night lights with 3D-printing pens, customised spinning tops and bring
home their very own STEAM creations. Plus, participants will also get to try their hands at a creative Robotic Art kit.
19 October to 29 November: Unlock STEM learning and experience beyond boundaries online
The multidimensional experience promises an exciting line-up of complementary and ticketed virtual STEM-themed quests, challenges, live discussions and performances across three core themes: Space and Beyond, Food and Beyond, and Mind and Beyond.
Space and Beyond
Explore space at the comfort of your own homes. Be starstruck as you come face-to-face with NASA scientists as they share first-hand experiences and aspirations. Highlights include:
Free-For-All Astronomical Adventures Take on the role of an astronaut and dive headfirst into outer space made possible by a 360° virtual reality spacewalk.
• The Next Giant Leap for Mankind Artemis Program
They say the sky’s the limit, but not for NASA scientists. Learn about NASA’s next project to the moon, and how it will lead to the next giant leap for mankind – landing on Mars.
Food and Beyond
For all the foodies out there, dig into nuggets of scientific wisdom behind everyday foods, including expert tips for incorporating sustainable practices into your dining habits, guaranteed to satisfy your appetite for STEM learning.
• Exciting Eco-Enzymes
Ms. Sangeeta Nair | Founder, The Eco-Statement
Find out how to lead an environmentally
responsible lifestyle by creating your own bottle of multi-purpose eco-enzymes with fruit and vegetable scraps from
• Let’s Talk Kopi! A Conversation on Coffee Over two billion cups of coffee are consumed every day across the
world. Join “Dr Coffee”, a renowned chemist and coffee enthusiast to discover the science behind this beverage that many can’t go a day without! Mind and Beyond Discover mind-boggling facts about how the mind works through the anatomical exploration of the human brain and nervous system. This year, the experience will also shine a spotlight on the importance of mental health.
• Making Music – It’s All in the Mind
Dr. Grace Leslie | Innovator, Emtech Asia 2016
Tune in to Dr. Leslie and discover how she uses her own brain waves to make music. Explore how STEM and the arts can come together to support mental health and well-being.
• Blow Your Mind Timothy Marzullo | Co-founder, Backyard Brains, TED Speaker
See the science behind the human brain and nervous system unfold before your eyes, through visual demonstrations by Dr. Timothy Marzullo’s invention of the SpikerBox.
Check out the full UNTAME experience listing in our Experience Guide, downloadable here. 21 to 28 November: Mystery Experience @ Science Centre Singapore Exclusively for the UNTAME Passholders, curated onsite activities will also be available at Science Centre Singapore based on the four unique avatars. Athlete Workshop – Learn more about sports biomechanics and physiology, fitness and nutrition through training zones and hands-on activities.
Cyborg Workshop – Learn how to control moving parts using hydraulics and create your own robot arm.
Magician Workshop – Be a magician for a day as you master
common magic tricks based on perception, chemistry, mathematics, material science and more!
Astronaut Workshop – Conquer space, planets and the moon in virtual reality (VR) missions to kick- start your journey in astronomy.
Participants can choose from four different Experience Passes, each offering varying levels of access to the experience’s activities. Science Centre Members can also enjoy a discounted price for the family.
Tickets to UNTAME: Beyond Boundaries is available for purchase on http://www.science.edu.sg/untame.
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