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Primary Science Learning
Experience (PSLE)

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This is a past exhibition.


Hall E

Typical time required:

30 - 60 minutes

School groups may book special sessions in the PSLE Exhibition. See Info for Schools.


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Kindly note that this exhibition will be permanently closed from 15 Feb 2012.

The design of the Primary Science Learning Experience or PSLE exhibition is based on the topics of the primary school science syllabus. Each of its exhibits explains a scientific concept in a hands-on way. Part teaching aids, part models and even part experiments, the exhibits are intended to illustrate the basic scientific principles covered by the primary school science syllabus and are designed to be "open-ended" – to lead to more questions and to guide students through a more fulfilling learning experience. The exhibition has a funfilled, bright ambience with many curiosities to excite young minds.




When light encounters an obstacle, it can be reflected, absorbed, transmitted, depending on the material (optical) properties of the obstacle.

See how we can make use of the properties of light in/on materials in a periscope, a light pipe, or in your spectacles.

Simple machines

Simple machines make work easier by creating a greater output force than the input force, and/or by allowing a change in the direction of the applied force. Types of simple machines include the lever, the pulley, the wheel & axle, the inclined plane, the wedge and the screw.

Try some of these simple machines and see how they make work easier.




The law of the conservation of energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, but it can be transformed from one type into another.

Learn how this happens with the exhibits here.



Explore forces in a hands-on way by building your own arch bridge. Then, walk across the bridge to test its strength. Is it able to support your weight? What are the forces that are acting on the bridge?






Models & Samples

The models in this section magnify things that are too small to see, such as a plant cell, an animal cell and the details of human skin.

You can also observe colonies of live mealworms and harlequin cockroaches up close and personal.




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