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Tinker Fest


Dates:  29 May - 4 Jun 2017
Timings: 10am - 6pm
Location: Tinkering Studio, Science Centre


Tinker Fest, powered by Science Centre Singapore and Imagin8ors connects children, parents, educators and makers in a week-long celebration of the Joy of Learning - through play, exploration and experimentation.

The theme "Illusions" promotes the learning of science concepts through experiencing mind-blowing hands-on activities that challenge us to watch the world from a different angle. And that is what creativity is all about!

Did you notice the ILLUSION in our logo? :)

Sample our all-day activities, tinkering challenges or choose from 5 amazing workshops - designed to nurture 21 Century skills like creativity, critical thinking, character traits in your child.

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Our workshops are designed by our expert educators, technologists and makers to build an early foundation of 21st Century capabilities - like critical thinking, creativity, character traits and more. Each workshop covers multiple interest areas, inspires self-directed, open-ended learning, and encourages children to use technology in an active and useful way. 

Make Your Own Magic Tricks
Date:Mon, May 29
Time:10.30am to 12.30pm
Synopsis:Ever wanted to become a magician? Join this workshop to learn some amazing magic tricks and invent your own with the help of our facilitators, the Imagin8ors App and a lot of different materials. At the end of the workshop, we will organise a magic show where all of you will be able to showcase your special tricks, and share them with each other.

Shadow Illusions
Date:Tue, May 30
Time:10.30am to 12.30pm
Synopsis:This activity is inspired by an illusionary object that produces 3 different shadows based on where the light is coming from. Decide on an image made of shadow/shadows and work backward to create an unusual object that creates the desired shadows. This workshop gives wings to your child's imagination - watch them transform ordinary objects in magical shadows.

Date:Wed, May 31
Time:10.30am to 12.30pm
Synopsis:Zoetrope is a tool that produces the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of drawings or photographs showing progressive phases of that motion. Does it sound complicated? It is not! Build your own zoetrope and start creating plenty of short animations. Get your children to understand first hand the concept of Sequencing and Animation through a unique and fun hands-on activity.

Light Painting
Date:Thu, Jun 1
Time:10.30am to 12.30pm
Synopsis:An illusion that only a camera can see! Explore the concept of light painting and how it works by making use of a dark environment and a camera. Construct all manner of light based devices from wands and bracelets. You can then use your creations in the darkroom to create some flowing and glowing light paintings.

Music Room
Date:Fri, Jun 2
Time:10.30am to 12.30pm
Synopsis:What if you could make an entire room your music instrument? During this collaborative workshop, transform the Tinkering Studio into a room full of hidden sounds, turn the walls into orchestras, and get ready for the final concert! Learn how to use the amazing Makey Makey™ tool to convert any object that conducts electricity into a part of your orchestra.


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