About Caltex Fuel Your School Tech Jam 2020 - I am a Young Mixed Reality Creator

2020 is the fourth year that Caltex partners with Science Centre Singapore to offer students an opportunity to spark their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects through a fun and accessible-to-all learning journey. 

Mixed Reality (MR) enables us to incorporate new “things” to our reality in order to make it more engaging and interesting. Students can attempt to use physical and technological design elements to create an Augmented Reality (AR) experience for online submission. 

Key Dates for Tech Jam 2020

DateProgramme
27 to 30 JulyWebinar* conducted by Science Educator from Science Centre Singapore
6 NovemberI am a Young Scientist Badge Presentation Ceremony
*Available to schools with the signup of at least 120 students for this programme
  • How to register?

    The programme is designed for students from Primary 5 to Secondary 3 levels:

    • For the individual student who is interested to try this programme, please register here for a free account and enter the ‘I am a Young MR Creator’ course in your dashboard.
    • For bulk registration by teachers, please register here. If your school registers for more than 120 students, a complimentary workshop webinar will be available for your school.
  • Awards and Prizes

    Students who completed the online programme with a total of 15 points and above will receive:

    • An electronic Certificate of Completion.
    • 'I am a Young MR Creator' Badge electronic badge and a physical badge during the Young Scientist Badge Ceremony.

    Students who complete the programme, as well as the special online project (unlock only after completion of 15 points), will receive:

    • An electronic Certificate of Achievement.
    • A complimentary 1-year subscription to the 'I am a Young Scientist' Platform.

    Students with outstanding and featured submissions will additionally receive:

    • Opportunity to showcase their work at the Young Scientist Badge Award Ceremony.
    • Attend a 2-day day camp by Science Centre Singapore in November 2020 (to be conducted on-site or online pending COVID situation).

     

  • Learning Objectives

    Through this programme, students will take on a self-directed task-based challenge and learn:

    • The different kinds of extended reality.
    • How to use an AR application.
    • Understand the applications of extended reality.
    • Create AR content for an image, face, or physical target.
    • Work on a collaborative AR project.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Augmented Reality (AR)?

    According to the Infocomm Media Development Authority, technologies like Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are referred to as immersive media. From sectors like engineering, media, healthcare, education and retail, AR and VR are expected to play a key role in the development in the digital economy.

    Caltex Fuel Your School - Tech Jam 2020 offers kids of all ages the chance to explore the world of AR and VR.  They will use this knowledge of AR and VR, together with other technological tools such as 3D assets and Stop-Motion Animation, to create AR-related immersive media and projects based on renewable energy themed comic story.

  • What is Fuel Your School?

    Caltex’s signature Fuel Your School initiative is a community outreach programme designed to inspire learning and provide educational support for students.

    In 2020, Caltex Singapore will contribute $3, up to $60,000, for every successful fuel transaction using CaltexGO between 26 June 2020 to 26 July 2020. 

    Funds will be channelled towards sparking interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects through a fun and accessible-to-all learning journey. This programme offers motorists a convenient way to support education in their community.

  • How will Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam programme be funded?

    From 26 June 2020 to 26 July 2020, when the motorist makes a successful fuel transaction using CaltexGO, Caltex will contribute $3, up to $60,000, to Science Centre Singapore to fund this Augmented Reality (AR) programme for local students in Singapore.

  • Who is involved?

    This educational programme is designed and developed solely by the Science Centre Singapore.

  • What will students learn at Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam 2020?

    This programme enables students to complete a set of online challenges to learn Augmented Reality (AR) and to submit a project using AR. This is a part of the Science Centre Singapore’s 'I am a Young Scientist' Badge Programme.

    This programme enables students to learn how to create content using AR based on the theme of energy.

    It includes, but not limited to, the following elements: comic strip, stop motion animation, Augmented Reality (AR), and use of 3D items.

    All student submissions via the 'I am a Young Scientist Badge Programme' website will be graded by Science Educators and Caltex volunteers.

  • July Holiday Complimentary Online Workshop

    This July holiday, Science Centre Singapore is bringing you a complimentary online workshop titled "I am a Young Mixed Reality Creator" as part of the Caltex Fuel Your School Tech Jam programme. This online workshop is specially designed for students from Primary 5 to Secondary 3 (10-15 years old).

    It will be conducted as a home-based learning virtual classroom setting with at least 3 Science Educators in each class.

    Objectives:

    1) Learn about Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR).
    2) Create an Augmented Reality project using ZapWorks and a comic book.
    3) Complete the "I am a Young Mixed Reality (MR) Creator" programme and receive an e-certificate of completion and badge.

    Select only 1 session:

    Date Time 
    Mon 20 July2.30pm - 5.30pm
    Tue 21 July2.30pm - 5.30pm
    Wed 22 July 2.30pm - 5.30pm
    Thu 23 July2.30pm - 5.30pm
    Fri 24 July2.30pm - 5.30pm

    Register for your free account at https://youngscientist.sscglobal.com.sg/ and enrol in the "I am a Young Mixed Reality (MR) Creator" programme.

    Please complete these 3 steps before your class:

    1) Download and install Zapworks Studios (https://zap.works/studio/) on your PC
    2) Download and install Zappar App (https://zap.works/zappar-app/) on your Mobile 
    3) Register for an account at https://zap.works/ 


Contact Details

For more information and further enquiries on Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam 2020, please contact Mr Octave Goh at Octave_GOH@science.edu.sg and Mr Toh Kang Hui at TOH_Kang_Hui@science.edu.sg

We would like to express our gratitude to Caltex Singapore for sponsoring Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam 2020, and for their continuous effort in inspiring learning and providing educational support for students in Singapore.