Fun under Science Centre Circus Big Top

 

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Kids weightlifting at Science Centre Circus Big Top.

 

Circus! Science Under The Big Top is performing from till 18 March 2018 at The Annexe. There are 18 exhibitions to showcase.

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Circus act is not only about trapezium and juggling or clowns, we learn about many other acts. More importantly, we have a better appreciation of the science and hard work behind successful acts.

Balancing 3m above should be the most popular act for families 🙂

 

Video  (YouTube link): SengkangBabies in the Circus

 

There are some acts which shout “Do not try at home! “

Like flying out of a cannon! We always thought it is cool to be blasted from a cannon, until we read that performers had perished from incidents.

The angle of the projection, the projectile speed, all this matters to land a circus performer safely into a net.

 

Flying trapezium and somersaults are not suitable for me, Thank You.

 

Swallowing a sword gives me the chills! What if we slice or pierce ourselves ouch! In comparison, it is definitely safer for Boon Xin to contort herself into a box.

..or for kids to beat Atom Ant’s strong charisma 🙂 

 

Unicorns might be a myth but some folks who might be disfigured or handicapped are sometimes paraded as objects.

One of the tallest person of all time.

 

Can you spot the minuscule fleas! Amazingly, some circus have a troop of fleas trained to perform and entertain!

Tickle our funny bones, mirrors and clowns.

 

Giant shoes, weird faces and more clown props on display. I always get spooked by the sinister clowns!

Yup, Hollywood likes to portray some clowns who go around killing! I would hate to be spooked by a clown in the middle of the night.

 

The animals of the circus. 

 

…and the cosplaying humans. I found a mini ewok too.

 

Visitors will learn about the Science under Circus Big Top too.

 

How can music change our moods?  

 

.. how can our nose  distinguish food and stuffs?

 

Through Science Centre Big Top, we got to experience the tricks and science behind an act. There is a lot of Hard work!

We now have a better appreciation of the “magic” behind a circus.

Do pop by this link for more updates about Circus! Science Under The Big Top

 

Science Centre School holiday activities

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Singapore Science Centre School holiday activities aim to kids entertained and learn a thing or two along the way.

Our favourite two attractions are the butterflies and Snow City.
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Fun Fair Maths
A temporary exhibit for the month of June. Through interaction and investigation, kids will explore the “fun” side of Maths.
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Tie up your dogs “properly” :p
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A maze which cannot turn left (this was tough!)
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Odd shape bicycle wheels, yet can pedal? Marbles which defy gravity.
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Amazing tiles, every piece looks different yet symmetric. They can all mix and match despite their odd shapes. There is a term for this, “Tessellate”. (Hint: aim the primate head under armpit)
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Musical, Prime numbers exploration.
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Funny mirror, who can resists the concave and convex portraits :p
There are more activities, we did not list everythig.
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Ocean Buddies at KidsSTOP
Kid can personalise their own sea creatures and throw them into the huge digital “sea”!
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Occulus was popular with the kids. Imagine a VR world, riding a roller coaster in your bedroom 🙂
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Kids engaged in some digital colouring and projection.
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How can we miss J Slide 🙂
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Butterflies Up-Close
Butterfly enclosure is latest exhibit at Science Centre, take note a separate entrance fee applies.
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Learn more about butterflies (and moths)
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Witness caterpillar transform into chrysalis, ignore Daddy crazy stunt.
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Butterflies galore, some 500 of them. We heard the lifespan is only two weeks!
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Do checkout the impressive migration of the Monarch butterflies.

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Snow city
We can do with some cool temperate, snow and igloo most welcome.
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If you need more excuse, how about sliding down the 60m snow slope in a rubber float? (video below)
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Our friends from Dino Mama and FamilyStaycationSG.
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(Photo credit Family Staycation SG)

* Do take note photography is not allowed in Snow City, we had special permission.
** Long pants, socks, gloves are available for rental. This is recommended as you will be freezing after 10 minutes

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Video (Link) : Science Centre school holiday activities

Who brought X-Wing to Science Centre!
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Science Centre School holiday activities will keep families engaged for half a day, and we have not included the fun waterplay yet 🙂
Do follow Singapore Science Centre website and Fanpage for the latest updates.

More photos uploaded on our Fanpage album.

Monsters of the Sea exhibition and tickets giveaway

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When we pop by Singapore Science Centre’s Monsters of the Sea exhibition last week, an upsized Giant Squid greeted us. We were not thinking of calamari, but our anticipation of seeing monsters immediately escalated one notch!
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Through the periscope, we will peep into the prehistoric underwater world millions of years ago.
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We know some of the sea monsters and myths today. Loch Ness’s monster Deep Blue (Great White), Lolong (Crocodile).
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Modern day’s monster crocodiles and sharks can reach 20 feet (about 6 metres) and not many people dare to swim next to them. The gentle whale shark (12m) is even larger but allows humans to snorkel next to it (she is on our bucket list)
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Yet, these giants are easily dwarfed by their ancestors, which measure 50 to 60 feet (15m+)!
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Prehistoric whales were carnivorous, equipped with razor sharp teeth, and definitely not as gentle as whale sharks.
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Ocean covers more than 70% of Earth’s surface, and we know so little about the deep.
– Why do whales beach themselves?
– Why do people associate oarfish in shallow water as a sign that earthquake is imminent?
– Extinct species “Coelacanth” were found off the coast of Africa.
– Hollywood always reveals monsters hidden underneath Earth’s crust, released with Tectonic movements
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Monsters could still be lurking out of sight, or perhaps some species can grow to monster sizes again?
Theoretically, sharks and crocodiles keep growing after maturity, and I wonder what would happen if they are allowed to grow up to 100 years old (in the wild).
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Humans will only be snacks for these prehistoric giants. Documentaries indicate super crocodiles hunt dinosaurs! Paleontologists estimate megalodon to be between 15 to 18m, our SBS bus is only 12m long!
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More prehistoric creatures, all huge and menacing. We saw a video clip of how Mosasaurus decimated all other predators in the sea and became the apex predator in less than 5 million years.
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Fortunately Pilosaur and Megalodon do not live in the same era, they are unlikely to be best friends.
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Special bone crushing jaws or huge eyes! Each monster has a special feature.
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More robotic exhibits.
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Kids activities include fossil excavation and creative arts.
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Different type of shark’s teeth.
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Thank you Science Centre for the Fun and educational invite, I had fun sharing and relieving the prehistoric journey with my kids. I shared some Youtube clips with the boys after our exhibition.

My intrigue in dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures started with BBC “Walking with Dinosaurs”, and the interesting commentaries from Nigel Marven‘s prehistoric series. When we thought dinosaurs were cool and mean, those living under the water are in another league all together!

More details about Monsters of the Sea exhibition :
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– Tickets – $20 and $16 for adult and child respectively
– Exhibition ends 28th Feb 2016

* do pop by and read Life’s Tiny Miracles’ review too

~~~ ~~~ ~~~ x4 Tickets Giveaway ~~~ ~~~ ~~~

Thanks to Singapore Science Centre, we are giving away four tickets to one lucky ready.

1. Contest is on our Fanpage
2. Fans must first LIKE Singapore Science Centre and SengkangBabies Fanpage
3. Leave your name and email on our Fanpage (or you can message email address)
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4. Indicate one prehistoric creature (underwater), and why it fascinates you or family (perhaps Jurassic World’s Mosasaurus)

5. Share this page (refer step 3) on your Facebook Wall and tag @SengkangBabiesBlog
(so that we know you are participating)

6. Contest ends 06 Feb 10pm, and one winner will be randomly picked

*This contest is only for those with a valid Singapore address.