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CRADLΣ Research Lectures

 

 

CRADLΣ programmes are conducted on request and delivered at Science Centre Singapore.
Please enquire through cradle@science.edu.sg for programmes to be delivered in schools.

For lectures
Class Size 80 (minimum)      200 (maximum)
Suggested times Mondays to Fridays: 9:30am or 2.30pm

To book our lectures, please download the Student Workshop Booking Form and fax the completed form to 6561 6361 or email to cradle@science.edu.sg.

For booking enquiries, please email cradle@science.edu.sg.
 

Open for bookings by Singapore-based schools only

  • Click here to download the PDF version of the 2017 CRADLΣ Programme Booklet.
     
  • Overseas school and Corporate group bookings
    The listed course fees apply only to local schools. Overseas schools and all corporate groups (including locally based corporate groups) can contact cradle@science.edu.sg to enquire on the course fees. Kindly note that admission rates to Science Centre Singapore applies on top of the course fees.

More about CRADLΣ

Research Lectures 

  Title Type Levels
 
What Makes a Good Science and Engineering Project? 
Methodology and Data Collection
Data Analysis
Writing a Scientific Report
Scientific Poster and Presentation Skills
How to effectively mentor your students   

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(For Teachers)

Research Lectures

What Makes a Good Science and Engineering Project?

Description

Aerospace engineer and scientist Theodore von Kármán, who directed
the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at Caltech and was involved in founding NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is credited with formulating a simple distinction between science and engineering, which is “science seeks to understand what is, while engineering seeks to create what never was”. While the goal of science is fundamentally different from that of engineering, they both depend on each other in order for scientists and engineers to come up with new useful applications. In this talk, the speaker will share his/her view on the qualities that increase the chances of a project to result in good science and successful engineering.
Mode of Delivery Lecture/ Talk
Target Audience Sec    , Pre-U  
Group size 80 minimum, 200 maximum
Duration 1 hour
Time Mondays to Fridays: 9:30 am or 2:30 pm
Course Fee Free (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to Non-Institutional School Members )
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Methodology and Data Collection

Description

A well thought action plan for your research is half the battle won. Just
as important are the types of data collected, how the right type of data
will give your solution more depth and credibility. Learn the ways to
plan your research as well as the types of data that can / should be
collected.
Mode of Delivery Lecture/ Talk
Target Audience Sec , Pre-U
Group size 80 minimum, 200 maximum
Duration 1 hour
Time Mondays to Fridays: 9:30 am or 2:30 pm
Course Fee Free (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to Non-Institutional School Members )
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Data Analysis

Description

How can we make use of data to gain insight on what is happening in
our experiment? The answer is data analysis. In this lecture, students
will have a better understanding of how to discover important patterns
in the data collected, how to interpret and then communicate your
results to have the biggest possible impact. Students will also learn
some of the basic statistical methods like mean, standard deviation and
t-test, which will be useful when discussing their research project.
Mode of Delivery Lecture/ Talk
Target Audience Sec , Pre-U
Group size 80 minimum, 200 maximum
Duration 1 hour
Time Mondays to Fridays:  9:30 am or 2:30 pm
Course Fee Free (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to Non-Institutional School Members )
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Writing a Scientific Report

Description

Scientific reports can serve to both document and communicate research. The quality of writing can greatly affect the perception and reader response towards the underlying research – and a poorly written article may even be rejected for publication in reputable journals. Good scientific writing also follows a somewhat different set of rules than literary prose. This talk will highlight what information needs to be captured in a report, and how it can be presented to meet the expectations of potential readers and reviewers alike.
Mode of Delivery Lecture/ Talk
Target Audience Sec , Pre-U
Group size 80 minimum, 200 maximum
Duration 1 hour
Time Mondays to Fridays: 9:30 am or 2:30 pm
Course Fee Free (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to Non-Institutional School Members )
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Scientific Poster and Presentation Skills

Description

Scientific presentations are sometimes referred to as “oral papers” –
yet anyone who had to suffer watching a presenter read out her latest publication to an audience can attest that requirements for an oral presentation are different from a written report. This talk will provide some pointers on how to get the essential science across while keeping the audience alert.
Mode of Delivery Lecture/ Talk
Target Audience Sec , Pre-U
Group size 80 minimum, 200 maximum
Duration 1 hour
Time Mondays to Fridays: 9:30 am or 2:30 pm
Course Fee Free (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to Non-Institutional School Members )
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How to effectively mentor your students (for Teachers)

Description

 A careful choice of a problem and some resourcefulness allow solid research to be conducted in a school lab. Good teacher mentors are invaluable to guide students on this journey of discovery – from the planning stage to final write-up. This talk for teachers discusses scoping and planning realistic school-based research projects, finding resources cheap (or even free), valuable resources that schools may already have without knowing, and where to find advice.
Mode of Delivery Lecture/ Talk
Target Audience For Teachers
Group size 10 minimum, 80 maximum
Duration 1 hour
Time Mondays to Fridays: 9:30 am or 2:30 pm
Course Fee Free (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to Non-Institutional School Members.)
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