Our Young Scientist Badge Scheme is 40! Keep a lookout for exciting events and promotions as part of our year-long celebrations! Stay updated on our Young Scientist Facebook page.

The Young Scientist Badge Scheme was designed for primary school students, with the following objectives:

  • To stimulate interest in science activities among students
  • To enable students to carry out self-directed activities in various disciplines of science
  • To provide opportunities for students to develop initiative and creativity.

What are the various badges in the Young Scientist Badge Scheme?

I Am A Young Food ScientistI Am A Young IT WhizI Am A Young AstronomerI Am A Young BotanistI Am A Young Meteorologist
I Am A Young Water AmbassadorI Am A Young MathematicianI Am A Young Marine BiologistI Am A Young PhysicistI Am A Young Geneticist
I Am A Young ZoologistI Am A Young ChemistI Am A Young GeologistI Am A Young EnvironmentalistI Am A Young Ornithlolgist
I Am A Young EngineerI Am A Young Energy SaverI Am A Young EntomologistI Am A Young MR CreatorI Am A Young Sustainability Champion
icon YSB Limited Edition-CurieI Am A Young Geospatial ScientisticonI-Am-A-Young-Digital-Fabricator-BadgeI Am A Young Ecologisticon YSB Limited Edition-Margaret

To start your journey with our Young Scientist Badges, please click here.

For more enquiries, please contact Dr Savita Sharma at young_scientist@science.edu.sg

  • For Schools

    To enroll your students for the Young Scientist Badge Scheme, kindly fill up this form.

    The subscription fees are:

     Single BadgeFull Platform (All badges)
    Less than 200 students$5/student$30/student
    200 or more students$3/student$10/student

     

    Upon submission of the form, you will receive an email containing the login information for your students within 3 - 5 working days. An e-invoice will be sent to your school.

    What if I have the paper-based cards?

    As of 2022, we no longer accept submission of paper-based cards. If you have purchased paper-based cards, do email us, and we will create accounts for your students for each paper-based card that you have purchased. Please purchase account subscriptions for your students from the following year onwards.

    Do I need to grade my students' work on the online platform?

    All work on the online platform will be reviewed and graded by our educators at the Science Centre. Should you choose to be the sole grader of your students' work, as indicated on the registration form, students' work would be directed to you via your teacher account for grading.

    How do I know which badges my students have earned?

    Bi-weekly reports will be sent to you, to track which students have earned badges. You will need to save these reports for badge collection.

    How do I receive the badges my students have earned?

    The deadline for completion of all badges is 7th October. Any badges earned after this date will strictly NOT be packed for badge collection, and need to be collected in the following year, or requested via badge delivery.

    Collection at the Science Centre

    Badges can be collected at the Science Centre. There are 2 badge collection periods for 2022:

    • 31st October - 6th November
    • 21st November - 27th November

    Please register for a badge collection time-slot via this online form.

    An email will be sent to you in September, to remind you of the deadlines and to sign up for badge collection. Do note that no further arrangements would be made if you miss the badge collection period. If you are unavailable during this period, please opt for badge delivery to your school. 

    Badge delivery to your school

    If you would like the badges mailed to your school, kindly fill up this delivery form by 7th October. Badges will be delivered to your school by 4th November.

    Would certificates be issued as well?

    No, we are no longer issuing physical certificates. Your students may download their e-certificates from their account, which will be available after 15 points of tasks have been completed and graded.

    Please follow the step-by-step guide in this document. The instruction for downloading certificates is on the last section.

  • For individuals / public

    To subscribe to a badge programme, enrol at https://youngscientist.sscglobal.com.sg. The subscription fees are:

    Single badge$6/year
    Full$35/year

     

    The subscription is for 365 days. Participants have to complete 15 points worth of activities to earn the badge.

    What happens if I cannot complete 15 points worth of activities within my subscription period of 1 year?

    You may renew your subscription here. Once your account is renewed, your previous work would be saved and brought over to your renewed account, and you can continue where you left off.

    Does my work need to be graded by my teacher?

    No. All work on the online platform would be reviewed and graded by our educators at the Science Centre.

    How do I download my e-certificate once I have completed 15 points worth of activities?

    Please follow the step-by-step guide in this document. The instruction for downloading certificates is on the last section.

    How do I collect my badges?

    The deadline for completion of all badges is 7th October 2022. Any badges earned after this date will strictly NOT be packed for badge collection, and need to be collected in 2023, or requested via badge delivery.

    Collection at the Science Centre

    Badges can be collected at the Science Centre. There are 2 badge collection periods for 2022:

    • 31st October - 6th November
    • 21st November - 27th November

    Please register for a badge collection time-slot via this online form.

    Please note that appointment for badge collection is set strictly via filling up of the online form only. You will need to provide the kinds and quantities of the badges for collection, please have this information ready before filling the online form.

    If you are unavailable during this period, please opt for badge delivery to your home. Do note that no further arrangements for collection at Science Centre would be made if you miss the badge collection period.

    Badge delivery to your home

    If you would like the badges mailed to your home, kindly sign up here. Badges would be delivered to you on the last week of every other month (end February, end April, end June, end August, end October). Kindly sign up by the 15th of the respective months.

    Can I participate in the Young Scientist Badge Scheme if I am overseas?

    Yes. The programme is open to overseas participants. Shipping fees apply should you request for delivery of the physical badges to your home.

  • Young Scientist workshops

    Curious Geneticist online workshop

    Ever wanted to decode the secrets of DNA? Let’s turn your home into a Genetics Laboratory! Get your own Curious Geneticist Kit, which contains fun and exciting hands-on activities that you can do with your family, videos explaining some science concepts and an instruction booklet. You will also get an online Young Geneticist card that you can complete to get the Young Scientist badge. During the online workshop, our Science Educator will guide you through some of the activities and concepts.

    The kit is suitable for 10-12 years old and adult supervision is required.

    Young Geospatial Scientist online workshop

    What is geospatial science? Come find out in this new online workshop, and explore navigational tools, learn how to read maps, locate Point of Interests near you, and earn a Young Geospatial Scientist Badge and Certificate! Designed specially for primary school students, children below 9 years old will need parental assistance. This program is brought to you by Science Centre Singapore in collaboration with Singapore Land Authority.

    Watch the 2021 online class recording if you need help with the tasks.

  • Young Scientist Interview videos

    To celebrate the 40th year of Young Scientist Badge Scheme, we created a series of interviews where our current Young Scientists interviewed the adult alumni Young Scientists. You can also refer to these videos to assist in completing your tasks. Check them out below:

    Young Astronomer

    Young Botanist

    Young Ecologist

    Young Entomologist

    Young Engineer

    Young Food Scientist

    Young Geneticist

    Young Geospatial Scientist

    Young IT Whiz

    Young Marine Biologist

    Young Mathematician 


     

Like us on Facebook and share your learning experiences!

New Young Scientist Scheme Logo