• SWSciencesploration01
      Our children learn to observe, infer and experiment through “hands-on” activities
  • SWSciencesploration02
      Our curriculum is based on “inquiry” where students gain “minds-on” experiences
  • SWSciencesploration03
      Our students are encouraged to describe objects and events, ask questions, construct explanations, and communicate their ideas to others
  • SWSciencesploration04
      Our learners develop their understanding of science by combining scientific knowledge with reasoning and thinking skills
 
SCIENCESPLORATION ® 5
   
  Newton's Toy Box
Spills and Ripples Reaction Rallies  
 
Physics
Why is the acceleration of an object inversely proportional to its mass?  Investigate state of rest, uniform velocity and external forces.  Delve into the effects of gravity, friction and momentum on objects.  Do forces really occur in pairs?
 
 
Physics and Chemistry
What do water spill, river water running into the ocean, salad dressing and underwater volcano have in common?  Delve into the innovative elegance of fluid instability.  Investigate the effects of surface tension on water/air interfaces.  Find out what a vortex ring really is.  We’re going to pick your brain about rain!
Chemistry
Did you know that there are a handful of chemical reactions that are reversible?  Delve into thermal decomposition and polymerization.  Who’s getting displaced in metallic reactions?  Create your favorite perfume and nylon fabric.  Can you form a new substance?
 
  Week 1–4 (Sep 2 – Sep 28) Week 5–8 (Sep 30 – Oct 26)
Week 9–12 (Oct 28 – Nov 23)
 
                     
  Osmosis, Tropism and Photosynthesis     Manic Machines       Creepy Crawlies  
 
Life Science
Did you know that the process of osmosis helped build the Egyptian pyramids?  Exert pressure on cells to cause tension and rigidity.  Experiment with one-sided lighting and gravity on “decapitated” cress seedlings.  The power of plants!
Physics
Construct machines that changed the World!  Examine different blade designs of wind generators.  Build a machine that mimics the principals of human speech.  Can you harness the explosive power of alcohol for a launch?
Life Science
Did you know that the earthworm is so successful in its adaptation that it has been around for millions of years?  Understand pulse-rate, adaptations, effects of temperatures and circulatory systems.  Appreciate earthworms as one of Earth’s best recycling factory!
 
  Week 13–15 (Nov 25 – Dec 14)
Week 16–20
 Week 21–22
 
                     
  Roller Coasters and Catapults       Achilles' Heel Electric Workshop  
 
Physics
What are balanced, unbalanced and counterbalanced forces?  Construct a catapult and run controlled tests of variables, which influence the flight of an object.  Design a death-defying roller coaster that twirls and hurls. Test kinetic straws and play war games.  Delicate or destructive, it’s nature’s forces at work!
Physics and Technology
Why is the base of a structure so important?  Test structures for strength and stability and identify the strongest and most stable joint.  Can you construct a structure that is wider at its top but can withstand the impact force from a free-wheeling vehicle?  It’s not the Iliad, it’s the real science!
Physics
Did you know that electricity is not just something you buy in a battery but is one of the basic ingredients of the universe?  Probe into dry batteries, liquid batteries, and plasma globes.  Explore the world of chemical and electrical energy.  It’s only in the flow of electrons.
 
  Week 23–25
Week 26–28
Week 29–31
 
                     
  Biological Biosphere Mechanical Engineering Motions of the Ocean  
 
Life Science and Human Biology
Did you know that snot and vomit help to protect the body from infection?  Learn how infectious disease can spread and cause an epidemic.  Investigate how temperature affects the growth of microbes.  Virus versus bacteria, what’s the difference?
Physics
Did you know that energy cannot be created or destroyed, but can only be changed from one form to another? Explore mechanical advantages and the most valuable place.  Fiddle with fulcrums to make lifting weight effort-less.  Stop “meshing” around with the gear trains!
Earth Science and Space Science
Did you know that half the oxygen we breathe comes from plantlike organisms in the ocean?  Learn about tides and the effects of Moon's gravitational pull on Earth and its oceans.  Can you calculate the complexity of currents?
 
  Week 32–34
Week 35–39
Week 40–42
 
                     
  Out of This World Young Inventors Test Tube Fiesta
 
 
Space Science and Physics
Have Martians already landed on earth? Discover Become an astronomer to investigate the Earth’s orientation in space.  Turn into a Gnomon to construct a sundial.  Investigate moon phases, exquisite eclipses and tidal motions.  Join us at the astronomer’s laboratory.  Don’t let too many people know this – it’s really the sky!
Physics and Technology
Join the Science Workshop invention contest and learn about the process of creation. Use wacky objects to design an automatic dog feeder.  Can you build and test an egg drop apparatus, a light turner offer, and a plant waterer?
Chemistry
What is the difference between a solution and a suspension?  Are you surprised to learn that gas molecules can bounce off walls?  How do we transfer electrons from one atom to another?  Delve into matter – the stuff that everything but dreams is made of!
 
  Week 43–46
Week 47–48
Week 49–52
 
                     
The window to science...and beyond!
 
 
 
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