Jointly organised by the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) and Science Centre Singapore, the Singapore Science Festival is an annual national event that celebrates the role science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) plays in shaping our lives and in sculpting our future.
The festival invites all persons who love to inquire, imagine and invent to make the future brighter for all of us. This means everyone who is always curious about the latest scientific developments, and who dares to dream about creating the next scientific breakthrough in Singapore and the world.
Highlights of the festival this year include:
Science Buskers Festival 10am – 6pm, 30 & 31 August
Plaza Singapura, Outdoor Plaza, FREE
The Science Buskers Festival encompasses the idea of developing the individual’s communication skills through expressions of science in creative manners. Organized as a competition, this event serves as an excellent platform to spread key messages relating to the importance of inspiring an interest in science. During the competition, contestants will do a “show-and-tell” on any science topic, and judging will be based on audiences’ votes and judges’ scores.
“The Impossible” Science Show by Jason Latimer 4pm, 12-14 September
Science Centre Singapore, normal admission applies
Famed American magician Jason Latimer shows you the secret to “The Impossible” from bending light to shaping water. Take a journey beyond the illusions in this exhilarating science show not to be missed.
Special Science Show by Royal Institution 10 – 14 September
Science Centre Singapore & Fusionopolis One
Witness energy work in action, from elastic to gravitational, kinetic to chemical, see some fiery and maybe even explosive demonstrations of what energy is and how it affects our lives. Explore the different types of energy stores, and how each of them can do work. From flaming butane bubbles to exploding tin cans, we look at the movement of energy from one store to another, underlining the notion that energy cannot be created or destroyed.
Check out the full festival guide here.
Image courtesy of Science Centre Singapore