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Climate Change
Climate Challenge



Exhibition Dates:

Open from 15 Nov 2014

Location:

Hall B, Science Centre
Exhibition Floor Map

Typical Visit Time:

40-45 minutes


Meeting The Climate Challenge

What will life in Singapore be like with climate change and global warming? Or, anywhere else in the world? This exhibition aims to bring this 21st Century planet-wide challenge to our visitors by relating the science and the experts’ projections of possible local effects.

Exhibition Highlights

This exhibition is divided ino 8 zones. Some of the more interactive and/or interesting exhibits are highlighted below.

Climate Machine      

Zone 1 - CLIMATE CHALLENGE

The entry zone centres on the Climate Machine which represents the natural carbon cycle and the human-added carbon inputs. Red balls representing carbon dioxide, are raised from a reservoir at its base, up into a transparent sphere with a globe within: the space between represents our atmosphere.

Play the 5 Carbon Reduction Games surrounding the machine to learn what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.

Use the air cannons to hit your Carbon Targets to speed up the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Zone 2 - IMPACTS of CLIMATE CHANGE

Clarence the Clownfish "swimming" in a transparent TV placed in front of a tank of corals and fishes, tells how his home, the coral reef is being endangered by global warming, ocean acidification and other pollution due to human activities and the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide.

       Biodiversity & the Coral Reef
Greenhouse Effect       

Zone 3 - CLIMATE SCIENCE

This zone includes illustrations of the Carbon Cycle, the Greenhouse Effect and a demostration of how carbon dioxide traps/blocks heat.

Zone 4 - WEATHER & THE MET OFFICE

Mark Twain said:

Climate is what you expect.
Weather is what you get.


The instruments used to measure the different weather variables are showcased. This zone culminates in The Met Office, an exhibit showcasing the use of radar and satellites to forecast and track the regional haze, Sumatra Squalls, Monsoon Surges and convective thunderstorms.

Up, Up & Away is an interactive in which the player "launches" a weather balloon and ascends with it to collect weather data. The more data collected while avoiding various obstacles, make for more accurate weather forecasting!

       Weather Balloon Game
Cloud Maker Game      

Zone 5 - CAUSES OF CLIMATE CHANGE

The greenhouse gases that human activities have generated and released into the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution are the focus of this zone.

The effect of clouds is one of the uncertainties in current climate modelling. An interactive game called the Cloud Maker teaches players about the 4 basic types of clouds.

Zone 6 - THE CHANGING CLIMATE SHOW

Sheepie, the climate-sensitive sheep is back to tell us more in this well-choreographed update. Sheepie and friends warn us of the perils of not reducing our carbon footprint - in this props-filled object theatre (for up to 40 viewers). The 20-minute show repeats every hour starting from 11:30am to 4:30pm, with the last show of the day at 5pm.

       Object Theatre Props
Smart Energy Dance      

Zone 7 - ECO-HOME

Green is in.

This zone showcases some of the green technologies that are/can be installed within our homes, or, used as personal devices.

"Charge up the battery" by stepping on the pads.

Zone 8 - SINGAPORE'S CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN

The zone highlights Singapore's commitment to prepare itself for the potential effects of climate change. It also invites visitors to make their personal pledges to help to reduce their personal carbon footprints. The actions of each individual add up to a cross-nation movement.

The zone's centrepiece is a ~6-minute projection show highlighting the Government of Singapore's climate change action plan.

       Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is ...

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