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Since 2006, we have been offering a variety of exciting workshops to teachers professional development (small)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 workshops? Check them out below!

Workshops available throughout the year

 VenueScience Centre Singapore 
 Duration 3 hours (9am – 12pm or 2pm-5pm)
 Min. No. of Participants 15 pax (unless otherwise stated)
 Max. No. of Participants 40 pax (unless otherwise stated)
 Cost Please refer to individual workshop information below (Includes workshop materials, admission into Science Centre and light refreshments for a tea-break)

We are excited to offer you some of our most popular workshops, available all year round. 

How to Register?

  • Gather a minimum of 15 teachers* (minimum 10 for Learning by Making workshop)
  • Reserve a session by emailing us at least two months before the proposed workshop date. Please provide us with the following details:
    • Proposed date and time
    • Workshop title
    • Number of participants
  • Once your session is confirmed, be ready to have a fun and enriching time!

For further details and enquiries, please email us at teachers@science.edu.sg

List of Available Workshops

  • Learning by Making
  • Chemistry in Cosmetics
  • Forensic Science: Every contact leaves a trace
  • Science of Ice Cream
  • Coffee CheMystery

Have other topics in mind? Contact us for more details.

Learning by Making

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In this 3 hour workshop, teachers will be introduced to the principles of constructionism – learning by doing – and go through two activities. The first activity – toy take apart – explores the predict, observe, explain cycle while participants understand the workings of a toy by taking it apart. The workshop will then explore how a tinkering space can be setup to encourage collaborative learning. This will be followed by a short collaborative project where participants build a structure together and learn to fail often, fail fast and learn quickly.  This is a great programme for team building!

Choose among the following topics: 

  1. Make a simple robot with everyday materials
  2. Electronic art
  3. Interfacing with Makey Makey
  4. Chain Reaction machines
Min. No. of Participants Min 10 teachers
Max. No. of Participants  Max 70 teachers
Fee $95/ teacher (at Science Centre)  $110/ teacher (in school).


Chemistry in Cosmetics

Cosmetics have been used since Egyptian times, and the idea of using cosmetics to enhance one’s appearance has not changed since then. 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.

 Fee $45/ teacher (with institutional membership) $55/ teacher (without institutional membership).

Forensic Science: Every contact leaves a trace

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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: 

- Fingerprinting
- 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.

 Fee $45/ teacher (with institutional membership) $55/ teacher (without institutional membership).

Science of Ice Cream

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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.

 Fee $45/ teacher (with institutional membership) $55/ teacher (without institutional membership).

Coffee CheMystery

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Do you love drinking coffee? Do you want to know what makes a good coffee? Do you want to brew your own coffee? If you answer “yes” to any of those questions, then this is a workshop for you! In this workshop, you will learn more about chemistry of coffee; chemicals that make a perfect cup of coffee. You will also get to grind your own coffee beans and brew it into a delicious cuppa using several different methods, such as French Press, Turkish Coffee, Aeropress and Vacuum Siphon.

 Max. No. of Participants25 pax 
 Fee $45/ teacher (with institutional membership) $55/ teacher (without institutional membership).