Maintenance notice


GingerLily @ FM is closed for maintenance until further notice.
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KidsSTOP™ entrance closure


KidsSTOP™ Car Pouch Area, Critters Room & Playmaker Studio will be closed from 27 to 30 May for KidsSTOP™ Mess-ive Science Party set-up.
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Exhibition closure for event set-up


The Scientist for a Day exhibition will be closed on 4 Jun to facilitate event set-up. However, its other activities and programmes will continue.
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Maintenance notice


E3 exhibition will be closed from 1 Jul for maintenance until further notice.
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Upcoming Young Scientist Events in June

Young Scientist Events June 2024

Click to find out more about the workshop (am session sold out, pm still available), hands-on activities and self-guided trails.

About Young Scientist Badge Scheme

First launched in 1982, SCB’s Young Scientist Badge Scheme (YSBS) is a programme designed to inspire interest in and encourage the exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines among Primary school students. The scheme complements formal science curriculum in schools by providing opportunities for students to engage in STEM learning beyond the classroom.

Incorporating gamification strategies, YSBS rewards students with badges (see Figure 1 below) when they complete a specific set of STEM-related tasks. To date, there are 25 different badges to be earned, each associated with a specific STEM discipline.

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 Singapore Schools


    1. All MOE Schools students from P3 to P6 will be onboarded and enrolled into the SLS YSB Scheme in 2024 by Term 2. The login credentials of students will be shared with your school's Science HOD. Teachers may contact their Science HOD for further information.

    2. Note that students will acquire an eBadge and eCertificate on acquiring 15 Stars for a given badge. Physical badges will not be provided under this SLS YSB scheme. Should your school have other enquiries concerning physical badges, please write in to young_scientist@science.edu.sg.

    3. Separately, non-MOE schools interested in subscribing to the YSB badges can register for paid access based on the following price plans:

        Single Badge Full Platform (All badges)
    Singapore Schools Less than 200 students $5/student $30/student
    Singapore Schools 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 within a month.

    How do I receive the badges my students have earned?

    The deadline for completion of all badges is 15th 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 2024:

    • 29th October - 3rd November ,  10 am - 12 noon / 3 pm - 5 pm
    • 12th November - 17th November , 10 am - 12 noon / 3 pm - 5 pm

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

    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 15 th October. Badges will be delivered to your school by end of November 2024.

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

    We welcome teachers to  grade their students work, to help school teachers our educators at the Science Centre will also help out in reviewing and grading. 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?

    A teacher has visibility and accessibility to students work/e-Badges/e-Certificates earned from her account. 

    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 Overseas Schools

    To enroll your students for the Young Scientist Badge Scheme, kindly contact us at enquiry@sscglobal.com.sg . The subscription fees are:

      Full Platform (All badges)
    Overseas Schools Less than 200 students $35/student
    Overseas Schools 200 or more students $30/student
  • 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 15th October 2024. Any badges earned after this date will strictly NOT be packed for badge collection, and need to be collected in 2024, 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 2024:

    • 29th October - 3rd November , 10 am - 12 noon / 3 pm - 5 pm
    • 12th November - 17th November , 10 am - 12 noon / 3 pm - 5 pm

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

    The online link will be available from 30th September 2024

    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

    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. For further assistance kindly contact us at enquiry@sscglobal.com.sg .

    I am a Young Entomologist Hands-On Activity

    Workshop Synopsis Be a young entomologist at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS). Discover the many unique characteristics and adaptations of insects and learn about their life cycles. Not forgetting to get close and personal with some creepy crawlies and even observe them under the microscope! After completing the activities, you will earn the “I am a Young Entomologist” badge and e-certificate!
    Dates 4 – 9 June 2024
    Venue Western entrance
    Target Age Group 7 to 10 years old
    Duration 10.00 am – 12.30 pm & 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
    Ticket Information https://www.science.edu.sg/buy-tickets
    Cost $5 per person. Price does not include Admission Ticket to Science Centre Singapore. Please click this link for Admission Ticket prices.

    Young Scientist Trails

    Workshop Synopsis Be a young scientist at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS) by completing 4 different types of self-conducted trails at different galleries. A physical badge will be awarded after completing each trail and you can download the e-certificate in the following month.

    You can choose from any of the following trails:
    • I am a Young Ecologist @ Eco Garden
    • I am a Young Engineer @ Future Maker Exhibition
    • I am a Young Energy Saver @ Energy Story Exhibition
    • I am a young Geneticist @ DNA Corridor
    Dates From 1 June 2024
    Venue Eco Garden, Future Maker exhibition, Energy Story and DNA corridor
    Target Age Group 7 to 10 years old
    Duration 1.5 hours
    Ticket Information https://www.science.edu.sg/buy-tickets
    Cost $5 per trail booklet. Price does not include Admission Ticket to Science Centre Singapore. Please click this link for Admission Ticket prices.
  • Young Scientist workshops

    Young Chemist Workshop

    Workshop Synopsis Be a young chemist at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS) by conducting exciting experiments by separating colours in a candy, making natural indicators, creating your own goo. Most importantly participants will get to taste the ice-cream that they make. After completing the activities, you will earn the “I am a Young Chemist” badge and e-certificate!
    Dates 15 June 2024
    Target Age Group 7 to 12 years old
    Capacity per Session 30
    Duration 10 am – 12 pm [Sold out]
    2 pm - 4 pm [New timeslot added]
    Ticket Information https://www.gevme.com/publicworkshops
    Cost $40 per person. Price does not include Admission Ticket to Science Centre Singapore. Please click this link for Admission Ticket prices. An adult accompanying a child for the workshop will need to purchase a ticket for himself/herself and is highly recommended to join in the fun!

  • Young Scientist Interview videos

    To celebrate the 40th year of Young Scientist Badge Scheme in Sep 2022, we created a series of interviews where our current Young Scientists interviewed the adult alumni Young Scientists. 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 


     

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