Singapore Science Festival 2020


If there’s anything popular shows like The Big Bang Theory have shown us, it’s that there’s more to science than wordy journals and long lectures. So if you’re looking for a way to keep your kids entertained while learning at home, the annual Singapore Science Festival 2020 will be right up your alley. 

Organised by Science Centre Singapore and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), the festival is taking place entirely online so you can partake in an array of activities from the comfort of your home. From 25th July – 8th August 2020, expect a series of games, shows and live events to tide through your upcoming weekends.


Virtual record-breaking experiment


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The Magic Milk Experiment
Image credit: Singapore Science Festival

Science is all about pushing limits, and the festival is doing exactly that with a virtual record-breaking activity that will gather the most people to do a science experiment together online.

You’ll get to be a part of this epic event by recreating the mystical Magic Milk Experiment with some milk, dishwashing liquid and food colouring or ink – all of which can be found at home. 

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Image credit: Singapore Science Festival

Take a sneak peek at the simple home experiment here, and prepare a plate and straws for this mass online event.

Magic Milk Experiment: Break a record at Singapore Science Festival 2020!
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Magic Milk Experiment: Break a record at Singapore Science Festival 2020!

 

Record-breaking Magic Milk Experiment
Date: 8th Aug 2020
Time: 4PM-5PM

Join in on the experiment here


Interactive games & show-and-tell


The fun continues with an array of interactive and informative games on chemistry, biology and math. The lineup includes Guess the Scientist, Guess the Invention and Guess the Discovery – all perfect for a day of trivia with the whole family.

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Escape the Chemystery Lab
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Another activity to try is the aptly named Escape the Chemystery Lab, an atmospheric online escape room where you can solve puzzles using your knowledge of the elemental table. After that, go on Adventures with Wallace and Walnut to explore the diverse nature of the Malay Archipelago, or head back to school and test your mathematical prowess in Maths IS fun!.

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There’s also the Science Buskers Festival competition that will bring you back to your preschool days of show-and-tell. Browse through an array of submissions and cast your vote for the most creative video, best science demos, and best personalities on camera.

Games & quizzes
Date: 25th Jul – 8th Aug 2020
Time: 24/7

Science Buskers Festival
Submissions date: Now till 30th Jul 2020
Voting period: 30th Jul – 5th Aug 2020
Winner announcement: 14th Aug 2020

View festival highlights here


Live experiments and shows


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David Price’s Science Made Simple
Image credit: Science Centre Singapore

Every weekend, tune in to David Price’s Science Made Simple live from the UK where he’ll perform cool science tricks with water and sound. If you want to know the answers to whether you can squash water or how CDs work, then mark your calendars for the dates below so you won’t miss it.

In the meantime, check out the Science Whaaaat? videos covering head-scratching ideas like elephant toothpaste and an indoor hot air balloon. 

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Alternatively, catch an exclusive look of the newest advancements in the research and development world via X-periment! Last year, there were booths offering insights into the latest happenings at A*STAR research institutes such as high-pressure cold sprays for repair. This time around, you’ll still get the virtual tour all conveniently from home.

David Price’s Science Made Simple
Date: 26th Jul, 1st & 8th Aug 2020
Time: 2PM-3PM
Watch it here

Science Whaaaat?
Date: 25th Jul – 8th Aug 2020
Time: 24/7
Watch it here

X-periment!
Date: 25th Jul – 8th Aug2020
Time: 24/7
Take part here


Explore the world of science with the Singapore Science Festival 2020


Singapore Science Festival 2020
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Singapore Science Festival 2020


With the
Singapore Science Festival 2020 fully online this year, the wondrous world of science and a wealth of knowledge are a mere click away. Fun for you and the entire family, gather around for the record-breaking experiment and live shows for interactive ways to learn something new.

Remember, the festival is from 25th July – 8th August 2020, and you can keep yourself updated via the Singapore Science Festival’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Find out more about the Singapore Science Festival 2020 here.


This post was brought to you by the Science Centre Singapore.
Cover image adapted from: Cool Science Experiments Headquarters
& Singapore Science Festival