Professional Development Workshops for Teachers at Science Centre Singapore
Since 2006, we have been offering a variety of exciting workshops to a growing number of teachers. Our interdisciplinary workshops will provide you with hands-on activities and ideas which can be used to enhance your lessons in the classroom, or to enrich your own learning; while at the same time serving as a platform for bonding among teachers!
Interested in more workshops? Stay tuned for our upcoming workshops in June!
Workshops available throughout the year
We are excited to offer you some of our most popular workshops, available all year round.
||Science Centre Singapore|
||3 hours (9am – 12pm or 2pm-5pm)|
| Min. No. of Participants
| Max. No. of Participants
||Teachers from schools with Institutional Membership = $45 per person|
Teachers from schools without Institutional Membership = $55 per person
(Includes workshop materials, admission into Science Centre and light refreshments for a tea-break)
How to Register?
- Gather a minumum of 15 teachers
- Reserve a session by emailing us at least one month before the proposed workshop date.
Please provide us with the following details:
- Proposed date and time
- Workshop title
- Number of participant
- Once your session is confirmed, be ready to have a fun and enriching time!
If you need clarification on any queries, kindly contact any one of the following staff:
List of Available Workshops
- Chemistry in Cosmetics
- Forensic Science: Every contact leaves a trace
- Science of Ice Cream
- Stop Motion Animation
Have other topics in mind? Contact us for more details.
Chemistry in Cosmetics
|Chemistry in Cosmetics |
|Cosmetics have been used since Egyptian times. The idea of using cosmetics to enhance the appearance has not changed since these times. Using cosmetics is still designed to capture the appearance of youth in perfect health. However, many of the cosmetics found commercially may contain harmful ingredients thus bringing in the buzz on homemade cosmetics.
In this workshop, participants would get a chance to make and learn the science behind four different types of cosmetics; cold cream (emulsion), shower gel (gel), astringent (solution) and lip balm (balm).
Every ingredient in a cosmetic serves its purpose. Know their purposes and you will know the chemistry behind cosmetics.
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|Forensic Science: Every contact leaves a trace |
|In recent years, many TV shows have popularised crime scene investigation. Just how much do these shows reflect reality? Forensic science involves many interdisciplinary sciences, all focused toward the solving of a crime.|
Workshop participants will experience a sampling of various forensic science techniques such:
- Detecting blood evidence
- DNA profiling
- Forensic entomology
- Ink Chromatography
It is always exciting for teachers to learn these techniques and add a forensic mystery theme to some syllabus components back in school.
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Science of Ice Cream
|Science of Ice Cream|
|Everybody loves eating ice-cream. But have you ever wondered about the ingredients that go into making the perfect ice-cream? In this workshop, participants will learn more about the science behind each ingredient, and prepare their own ice cream using various freezing methods. At the end of the workshop, put your taste buds to the test and discover the ‘missing’ or ‘additional’ ingredient found in the ice cream made by your other teammates.|
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Stop Motion Animation
|Using Stop Motion Animation in the Classroom |
|This hands-on workshop will allow teachers to explore the use of stop motion animation to increase students’ conceptual understanding of Science and Math. Teachers will learn different stop motion techniques and compete among the groups to produce the best movie. |
Topics include: Stop Motion Animation – its definition, techniques and educational use; how to use SAM Animation software (www.samanimation.com).
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