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About the Young Scientist Badge Scheme

The objectives of this scheme:

  • 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.

Who is the scheme for?

Young Scientist badges are designed for all Primary school students

 The Young Scientist Badges are now online!

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Access it now!

  • How does the online system work?

    The online version of the I am a Young Scientist Badge Programme can be found at 

    https://youngscientist.sscglobal.com.sg/

    Register or Login to subscribe to badge programmes, submit projects, get them certified and earn badges

     

  • What are the subscription fees?

    Independent Learners

    Single Badge $6/student
    Full Platform $35/student
    Register or Login here
     Single BadgeFull platform
    Less than 200 students$5/ student$30/ student
    More than 200 students$3/ student$10/ student

    Enrolment form for schools and groups

  • What is the on-boarding process?

    For individuals and independent learners

    • Register to obtain an account at https://youngscientist.sscglobal.com.sg/.
    • You will receive a validation email to complete the process
    • Login to the website
    • Select Annual Subsciption for full site (unlimited access to all activities for 365 days) or the individual I am a Young Scientist Badge Programme
    • Make your payment via paypal
    • Get started on the activities

    For schools and groups

    • Download and fill in the enrolment sheet to indicate the name and email addresses of the students and teachers who need accounts
    • Fill in the enrolment form
    • Science Centre Singapore will create the student accounts and email you the details within 10 working days.
    • An invoice will be sent to the school via eFASS upon creation of the accounts.
  • Will I still receive real certificates and badges?

    Online Badges will be automatically awarded when 15 points are graded by a teacher.

    You will receive an email informing you once the online badge has been awarded.

    You can also see your badges on the dashboard.

    Physical Certificates and Badges can be picked up at the Science Centre Singapore at selected dates.

    Shortly after the award of the online badge, Singapore Science Centre Global will contact you with instructions on how to pick up your badge and certificate.

    For young scientists who are not residing in Singapore, or if you would like us to post the badges and certificates to you, additional shipping and handling will apply.

  • Can I still use the paper-based cards?

    Certainly! Here is the onboarding process for the paper-based scheme. 

    To earn a badge

    Buy an activity card and carry out the activities listed. The card may be purchased at $2.50 each from Science Centre Singapore’s Curiosity Shop.

    You may seek advice from your parents or teachers, but you must carry out the activities yourself.

    Present the completed activities to your school teacher, who will acknowledge that you have completed the activity.

    Each completed activity earns you the corresponding number of stars indicated.

    Parents may also acknowledge the completion of up to 6 stars worth of activities.

    Upon earning 15 stars, submit the card to your teacher who will also certify that you have completed the card and a badge will be awarded.

    For teachers who wish to purchase the cards in bulk for your students, you may contact star@science.edu.sg

    Submission procedure

    Review the Young Scientist Card Submission Details

    Download and complete the Submission Form

    Students must hand in their cards to their school teachers. We will not accept submissions from individual students.

    For teachers

    Deadline for submission for 2020: To be Announced soon

    Collection point: Science Centre Singapore

    Collection Dates: to be Announced.

    For further enquiries on the paper-based badges, kindly contact Mr Jerald Phua at Jerald_phua@science.edu.sg.

  • Can I participate in the programme if I am overseas?

    Yes. The programme is open to overseas participants. 

    For young scientists who are not residing in Singapore, or if you would like us to post the badges and certificates to you, additional shipping and handling will apply. Shipping and handling rates will be advised prior to shipping your certificates and badges as they are variable. 

  • I have completed the activities, how do I receive my badge?

    Physical Certificates and Badges can be picked up at the Science Centre Singapore at selected dates.

    Shortly after the award of the online badge, Singapore Science Centre Global will contact you with instructions on how to pick up your badge and certificate. 

    For young scientists who are not residing in Singapore, or if you would like us to post the badges and certificates to you, additional shipping and handling will apply.

  • How many Young Scientist programmes are there?

    The Following Young Scientist Badge Schemes are available. Collect them all!

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    Life and Nature Sciences

    I am a Young Entomologist (available online)

    I am a Young Zoologist (available online)

    I am a Young Botanist (available online)

    I am a Young Ecologist (available online)

    I am a Young Geneticist (available online)

    I am a Young Ornithologist (coming soon online)

     

    Physical Sciences and Maths

    I am a Young Geologist (available online)

    I am a Young Mathematician (available online)

    I am a Young Astronomer (available online)

    I am a Young Physicist (available online)

    I am a Young Chemist (available online)

    I am a Young Meteorologist (coming soon online)

     

    Multi-disciplnary programmes

    I am a Young IT Whiz (available online)

    I am a Young Energy Saver (available online)

    I am a Young Environmentalist (coming soon online)

    I am a Young Water Ambassador (coming soon online)

    I am a Young Food Scientist (available online)

Young Scientists' Aid

Here are a few exhibitions at Science Centre that may be helpful while completing the Young Scientist cards.

  • Climate Change - Climate Challenge: helpful for Young Energy Saver and Meteorologist cards
  • Earth, Our Untamed Planet - helpful for Young Geologist card
  • Ecogarden - helpful for Young Ecologist, Entomologist and Water Ambassador cards
  • DNA Trail - helpful for Young Geneticist card
  • Kinetic Garden - helpful for Young Physicist card
  • Stargazing (weekly event) - may be guided on the Young Astronomer card during our weekly stargazing sessions. For updates on events at the Observatory, please refer to our Stargazing page or Facebook

Downloads

Watch out for upcoming events and activities in this space! 

Friday night Stargazing

Join us at our weekly stargazing session and get help from our Science Educators on duty for your Young Astronomer card!

You may visit the Science Centre Observatory’s Stargazing page or Facebook page for the latest updates regarding the weather and other astronomical events.

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