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05 Jun

STEAM Engine @ Metro Centrepoint


We’re proud to launch STEAM Engine by Duck Learning, a STEAM learning lab located at Metro Centrepoint to inspire children in their exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, and Math (STEAM) through hands-on learning.

Bring your child to take part in any of our engaging hands-on workshops or check out our exploration area for a playful learning experience.

Our STEAM workshops are based on a specially designed curriculum, packed with fun and excitement!

Venue: STEAM Engine by Duck Learning, Metro Centrepoint, Level 5

CLICK HERE to register for JULY 2018 classes and courses.


Workshops


Fun & Learn with Soft Bricks 

Price: $15 per child + 1 parent per session
Age: 2 to 4 years old
Duration
: 1 hr
July Workshops:

Workshop 1 – The Game of Throw

Workshop 2 – Copycat

Children will have fun in this workshop with award-winning LEGO soft bricks. This set is packed with standard and curved LEGO Soft elements that make it easy for children to develop physical skills and spatial awareness as they build life-sized figures, walls, towers and obstacle courses. Observe as children creatively set the scene and retell stories using these unique bricks. This workshop is accompanied by parents so that the parents can learn and create bonding moments together.

 

CLICK HERE to register for JULY 2018 classes and courses.

            AUGUST WORKSHOP

Structures 1 – Tallest & Strongest Date & Day Time

In this workshop, children will be exposed to different types of buildings, what makes a building stronger and how can it be made tallest. Based on the examples they will be allowed to create a tower which is both strong and tall by implementing the techniques of robust structures. This is a parent accompanied session.

1st August, 2018 Wednesday 11:00 am to 11:45 am
9th August, 2018 Thursday 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm
14th August,2018 Tuesday 11:00 am to 11:45 pm
21st August, 2018 Tuesday 12.15 pm to 1:00 pm
25th August, 2018 Saturday 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm
29th August, 2018Wednesday 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Structures 2 – Royal Castle Date & Day Time
In this workshop, children will get to know about various castles around the world. Getting inspiration from their knowledge they will transfer it by building a castle using their imagination with soft brick. This is a parent accompanied session.
2nd August, 2018 Thursday 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
7th August, 2018 Tuesday 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
11th August, 2018 Saturday 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
15th August, 2018 Wednesday 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
23rd August, 2018 Thursday 11:00 pm to 11:45 pm
28th August, 2018 Tuesday 11:00 am to 11:45 am

CLICK HERE to register for August 2018 workshops.


Junior StoryMakers 
Price: $15 per child per session
Age: 4 to 5.5 years old
Duration: 1 hr

July Workshops:

Workshop 1 – The Princess and a Pea

Workshop 2 – A day at the beach

This workshop promotes creativity, imaginative storytelling, early literacy skills and language development. Children will naturally collaborate and develop speaking and listening skills as they build their stories and role play. Anyone can tell a story!

CLICK HERE to register for JULY 2018 classes and courses.

AUGUST WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1 – My Pet Date & Day Time
Learn about the pets needs and be able to express thoughts and ideas about having a pet of their way. Construct the ideas using the Storytales set.
2nd August 2018, Thursday 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
5th August 2018, Sunday 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
12th August 2018, Sunday 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
15th August 2018,Wednesday 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
17th August 2018, Friday 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
24th August 2018, Friday 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Workshop 2 – A very secret map Date & Day Time
Listen to a story about Digger Dan and his adventure and finding. Express and develop ideas through discussion and construct the conclusion of the story.
8th August 2018, Wednesday 11:00 pm to 12:00 noon
10th August 2018, Friday 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
19th August 2018, Sunday 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
21st August 2018, Tuesday 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
25th August 2018, Saturday 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
29th August 2018,Wednesday 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

CLICK HERE to register for August 2018 workshops.



 

FUNtastic Gears 

Fees: $15 per child per session
Age: 4 to 5.5 years old
Duration: 1 hr

July Workshops:

Workshop 1 – Pinwheel

Workshop 2 – Car Launcher

Children love to explore the world around them and they are constantly curious about how things work. In this workshop, the children will be able to explore basic mechanical principles such as gears, levers, pulleys, wheels and axles.

 

CLICK HERE to register for JULY 2018 classes and courses.

AUGUST WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1 – Crossing Crocodile River Date & Day Time
Construct a stable structure which can support loads and also be able to solve the problem of crossing a river with dangers of crocodile.
1st August 2018, Wednesday 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
8th August 2018,Wednesday 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
14th August 2018, Tuesday 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
17th August 2018, Friday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
21st August 2018,Tuesday 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
28th August 2018, Tuesday 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
31st August 2018, Friday 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
29th August 2018, Wednesday 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Workshop 2 – Hot Day Date & Day Time
Build a solution relating to a hot sunny day. Apply knowledge and skills related to wind force, rotation and construct a fan that can create a nice cool breeze.
2nd August 2018, Thursday 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
10th August 2018, Friday 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
15th August 2018, Wednesday 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
23rd August 2018, Thursday 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
24th August 2018, Friday 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

CLICK HERE to register for August 2018 workshops.


STEAM Carnival

Fees: $15 per child per session
Age: 4 to 6 years old
Duration: 1 hr

July Workshops:

Workshop 1 – What are Ramps for?

Workshop 2 – Gears are for?

STEAM Park builds on every child’s natural curiosity and desire to create, explore, and investigate the world of early science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) through creative play. The possibilities are endless, as you work with them to construct a STEAM Park full of dynamic moving rides, fun games, and scenes using the special selection of LEGO® DUPLO® bricks. With every trip to STEAM Park, children grow their understanding of gears, motion, measurement, and solving problems together in a fun and engaging way.

CLICK HERE to register for JULY 2018 classes and courses.

AUGUST WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1 – Make a fun Cannon Game Date & Day Time
Create a fun cannon game to Mr. Parker’s booth using the functional elements from the STEAM Park set. In this workshop children willApproach tasks, activities, and play in ways that show creative problem solving. Use multiple means of communication to creatively express thoughts, feelings and ideas.
1st August 2018, Wednesday 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
4th August 2018, Saturday 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
9th August 2018, Thursday 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
14th August 2018, Tuesday 12:30 noon to 1:30 pm
18th August 2018, Saturday 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
22nd August 2018,Wednesday 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
28th August 2018, Tuesday 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Workshop 2 – Help Mr. Bear Date & Day Time
Create a model to help Mr. Bear get up the stairs. How will you make it fun and safe using the LEGO elements from STEAM Park set.In this workshop children willApproach tasks, activities, and play in ways that show creative problem solving.
3rd August 2018, Friday 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
7th August 2018, Tuesday 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
11th August 2018, Saturday 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
16th August 2018, Thursday 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
23rd August 2018, Thursday 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
25th August 2018, Saturday 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
30th August 2018, Thursday 11:00 am to 12:00 noon

CLICK HERE to register for August 2018 workshops.


 

Junior Robo Science

Fees: $20 per child per session
Age: 6 to 9 years old
Duration: 1.5 hr

July Workshops:

Workshop 1 – Racer Car

Workshop 2 – Earthquake Simulator

 

Gain a deeper insight into science and computing in this workshop. This hands-on tool encourages students to get involved in science exploration by asking questions, analysing data and communicating their findings and covers real science practices such as gathering evidence, carrying out investigations and designing prototypes. Students will learn about science concepts as they build LEGO models using working motors and sensors, and program their models.

CLICK HERE to register for JULY 2018 classes and courses.

AUGUST WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1 – Rescue Mission Date & Day Time
Create and program a device to relocate people and animals in a safe, easy to use, and respectful way or efficiently drop materials into an area. Explore different weather- related hazards that can influence the survival of a population in your region.
1st August 2018, Wednesday 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
4th August 2018, Saturday 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm
10th August 2018, Friday 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
14th August 2018, Tuesday 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
17th August 2018, Friday 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
26th August 2018, Sunday 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm
Workshop 2 – Moonbase adventure Date & Day Time
Create and program a robot that can move on the surface of the moon. Explore why we would set up a base on the moon and how we could do it.
2nd August 2018, Thursday 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
5th August 2018, Sunday 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm
9th August 2018, Thursday 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm
15th August 2018, Wednesday 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
19th August 2018, Sunday 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm
23rd August 2018, Thursday 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
25th August 2018, Saturday 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm
29th August 2018, Wednesday 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Workshop 3 – Floodgate Date & Day Time
Build a floodgate that can control the level of water in a river. Explore various ways that precipitation can change over seasons and how water can cause damage if it is not controlled.
8th August 2018, Wednesday 4:00 pm to 5;:30 pm
12th August 2018, Sunday 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm
18th August 2018, Saturday 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm
21st August 2018, Tuesday 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
24th August 2018, Friday 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
28th August 2018, Tuesday 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
31st August 2018, Friday 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

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Aspiring Engineers
Fees: $15 per child per session
Age: 6 to 9 years old
Duration: 1 hr

July workshops:

Workshop 1: Go – cart

Workshop 2 – Catapult

This is an excellent workshop for introducing children to key simple machines concepts while building teamwork and communication skills. They will discover basic physical science concepts such as gears, pulleys, levers and wheels and axles through observation, reasoning, prediction, and critical thinking.

CLICK HERE to register for JULY 2018 classes and courses.

AUGUST WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1 – Make a repeated pattern Date & Day Time
Construct a machine that can draw fantastic patterns and explore the world of symmetry and math using the Simple machines .
3rd August 2018, Friday 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
4th August 2018, Saturday 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
9th August 2018, Thursday 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
18th August 2018 Saturday 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
30th August 2018, Thursday 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Workshop 2 – Make a wearable Date & Day Time
Create a wearable that solves a challenge in your daily activities.
7th August 2018, Tuesday 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
11th August 2018, Saturday 12:00 noon to 1:00pm
16th August 2018, Thursday 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
22nd August 2018, Wednesday 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
26th August 2018, Sunday 12:00 noon to 13:00 pm

CLICK HERE to register for August 2018 workshops.

 

FUNdamental Forces

Fees: $20 per session per child
Age: 9 to 15 years old
Duration: 1.5 hr

 

 

July Workshops:

Workshop 1:  Dragster

Workshop 2: The Walker

Build and explore real-life mechanisms to deepen a child’s understanding of how forces affect motion and explore concepts of energy. These workshops enable the child to make accurate observations, measurement, and record and to design their own solutions to the challenge given to them.

CLICK HERE to register for JULY 2018 classes and courses.

AUGUST WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1 – Tower Crane Date & Day Time
Explore the scientific concepts of forces and structures, pulleys, controlling machines and mechanical advantage.
3rd August 2018, Friday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
12th August 2018, Sunday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
22nd August2018, Wednesday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
24th August 2018, Friday 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Workshop 2 – Make a cable car Date & Day Time
Explore the functionality of cable cars, then build one of your own.
5th August 2018, Sunday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
16th August 2018, Thursday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
19th August 2018, Sunday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
30th August 2018, Thursday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Workshop 3- Flywheeler Date & Day Time
Explore the scientific concepts of gearing up , measuring distance, forces, moving energy, friction and air.
7th August 2018, Tuesday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
10th August 2018, Friday 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm
17th August 2018, Friday 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm
26th August 2018, Sunday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
31st August 2018, Friday 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm

CLICK HERE to register for August 2018 workshops.


 

Renewable Energy Lab


Fees: $20 per session per child
Age: 9 to 15 years old
Duration: 1.5 hr

Build and explore renewable energy through real-life LEGO Education models. Explore energy supply, transfer, accumulation, conversion and consumption.

This workshop allows your child to learn about renewable energy sources and engage them in engineering and design. Help your child explore solar, wind and water energy by building their very own real-life models with us. 

 


 

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3

 
Fees: $28 per child per session
Age: 9 to 16 years old
Duration: 2 hr

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set is a hands-on, cross-curricular STEM solution that engages students by providing the resources to design, build and program their creations while helping them develop essential skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. 

 


COURSES


Junior Robotics Course Beginner 

Fees: $135
Age: 6 to 9 years old
Duration: 1.5 hr
No. of sessions: 4

Dates: 4th Aug, 11th Aug, 18th Aug, 25th Aug 2018

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:15 am to 11:45 pm.

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Step into the world of Engineering and Programming with the all-new LEGO Education WeDo 2.0. A progressive course that aims to equip students with basic programming knowledge and creative design thinking through playful learning. Participants will be introduced to simple elementary projects and advance to challenges requiring them to find out-of-the-box solutions.


Robotech Explorer: Beginner Course (LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3) 

Fees: $150
Age: 9 to 16 years old
Duration: 2 hr
No. of sessions: 4

Dates: 5th Aug, 12th Aug, 19th Aug,26th Aug 2018

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00nn

Participants will be introduced to the basics of the EV3 platform. This course covers the basic forms of movement, with tasks and clear objectives for each session, ensuring your children comprehend the basics and are ready to progress to more advanced EV3 courses and projects.

 

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Important information

  • Please note that we have a maximum capacity of 18 pax per session.
  • Workshops are non-parents-accompanied (except for Fun & Learn with Soft bricks) hence please do ensure someone will be there to fetch your child when the session ends.
  • Duck Learning reserves the right to reschedule your slots if the class is oversubscribed.
  • Registration is limited to 1 workshop per participant.

To learn more Reach us at [email protected] or call +6597110750

 

 

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06 Apr

Anyone Can Code (Parent/Grandparent Accompanied Workshop)

24/04/2018 – 24/04/2018

21 Jurong Town Hall Road

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Description:

Every Day, A Learning Day

Parent/ Grandparent Accompanied Workshop: Anyone Can Code

 

– A project supported by the LearnSG Seed Fund

In collaboration with the Lifelong Learning Council which aims to help people of all ages develop a habit of continual learning for a more purposeful and productive life, Innovation Lab by LEGO Education is excited to host a series of FREE coding workshops.

This is to provide an opportunity for anyone to learn coding, from children to senior citizens. And to encourage collaboration on a coding project between grandchildren, parents and grandparents through these coding workshops.

 

Coding with LEGO Education WeDo 2.0

Spend time with your children or grandchildren working on robotics, coding or working on STEM projects together! Come join us and explore what fun and educational activities you can do together with your child.

 

Workshop Dates:

  1. 24 Apr 2018, Tues (3.30-5:00 pm)
  2. 25 Apr 2018, Wed (3.30-5:00 pm)
  3. 3 May 2018, Thurs (3.30-5:00 pm)
  4. 8 May 2018, Tues (3.30-5:00 pm)
  5. 10 May 2018, Thurs  (3.30-5:00 pm)
  6. 16 May 2018, Wed (3.30-5:00 pm)
  7. 17 May 2018, Thurs (3.30-5:00 pm)
  8. 23 May 2018, Wed (3.30-5:00 pm)

Terms & conditions

  • Limited to a maximum of 2 accompanying adults per child.
  • Limited to one session per participant.
  • You must have a child aged 4 to 18 to participate. (Children/Grandchildren/Niece/Nephew/Cousin)
  • Registration is on a first come first serve basis.
  • Note: 1 registration is tagged to a child. Please fill in the accompanying adult as the parent’s name. So, if you have 2 children, you need to fill in 2 times. If you have more than 1 accompanying adult per child, please email me the adult name at [email protected]

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02 Apr

Rulang STEM Conference 2018

Rulang Primary in collaboration with Duck Learning organised the annual Rulang STEM Conference on 12th March 2018.

This engaging STEM conference introduces educators to the Next Generation of Coding where coding can be done anytime, anywhere, across generations. One can easily code with an app on a tablet.
When you bring the right tools into the classroom, listening becomes discovering, interest becomes a wonder and passive learning becomes active exploration. Lessons come to life with a touch, motion, and sound.

 


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Engaging STEM learners with iPad

Exciting Hands-on Workshops:
SamLabs
Internet of Things | Coding with SAM Labs
Experience the ability to build and program your own inventions while learning how to introduce key aspects of STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts and maths to your students.
SAM Labs empowers teachers with the most engaging STEAM solution of lesson plans, apps an electronics. Their goal is to inspire every student to discover the fun in coding and creating.
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Coding with Apple Swift Playground
See your code crawl, roll or fly through the sky.
Watch your code spring to life by programming real robots using Apple Swift Playground in this workshop.
Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun. It requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out. 
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Innovative Project Work with WeDo 2.0
Project Work is a learning experience which aims to provide students with the opportunity to synthesise knowledge from various areas of learning, and critically and creatively apply it to real-life situations.
Find out how you can develop 21st-century competencies in your students with the right project work and what other schools are doing in this workshop.
About Rulang STEM Conference 2018
Educators and Professionals from the Education Industry will have the opportunity to:
  • Learn from the best STEM practices in schools from Singapore and around the region.
  • Understand how educators are making hands-on learning an effective way of developing 21st Century Competencies in their students.
  • Hands-on experience and discover how hands-on learning can be integrated into multiple subject areas
  • Collaborate with other participants to create a shared vision and manifesto for STEM Education.
  • Find like-minded partners from schools and the industry to help jump-start exciting initiatives in your school.
  • Become part of a community of hands-on STEM learning advocates.

 

 

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05 Mar

Innovative Project Work with LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 | Educators Experience Workshop

Earlier in February 2018, we hosted a group of educators at our Innovative Project Work with LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 | Educators Experience Workshop over at our Innovation Lab by LEGO Education.

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Project Work is a learning experience which aims to provide students with the opportunity to synthesize knowledge from various areas of learning, and critically and creatively apply it to real-life situations.

Participants discovered how they could develop 21st-century competencies in their students with the right project work and what other schools are doing for their project work.

Objectives of this educators experience workshop

  • Get inspiration and innovative ideas for project work
  • Identify how educators can develop students’ 21st-century competencies with LEGO Education WeDo 2.0
  • Find out what other schools are doing for Project Work
  • Hands-on experience

Using LEGO Education WeDo 2.0, educators were tasked to build a prototype to help alleviate the problems of ocean pollution such as helping to remove the amount of plastic or trash found in the ocean. The groups of educators were given a choice to build one of the three mechanisms to form their prototype.

In this session,  they were introduced to block-based programming used in the software and concluded with the groups presenting their prototype and their solution to the dire problem of ocean pollution.

This was a highly engaging hands-on workshop to allow educators to go through the project work from a student’s perspective.

We would like to thank the participants for taking time from their busy schedule to attend this hands-on workshop. We hope that the session was fruitful for you and gave you more innovative ideas for project work.

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28 Jun

Zhonghua Robotics Festival

Zhonghua Secondary School
Robotics Festival | LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3

Zhonghua Secondary School recently held their robotics festival which is in conjunction with the completion of Robotics and Computing Program. This gives them the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired, by representing their class in either the SumoBot Challenge or the Unseen Challenge.

Students from Primary schools around the area, such as Pei Chun Public School, Zhonghua Primary, and Rosyth School, were invited to be a part of their festival.

The side challenge being the SumoBot Challenge had students compete with each other through the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 by having the robot pushed each other out of the ring.

For the main challenge, The Unseen Challenge, it is an overblown cyclone and the task was to program the robot to help in the disaster relief effort of the city that was battling the aftermath of the cyclone. Two missions that needed to be accomplished, firstly to retrieve food supply and second, to retrieve medical supply.  20170525_091246 20170525_093641 20170525_102729 20170525_102808 20170525_102855 image4

 

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08 Jun

Temasek STEM Conference 2017

For the second year running, we are proud to organise the Temasek STEM Conference in collaboration with Temasek Primary School. Providing an opportunity for teachers primarily from the East Zone, to learn from our distinguished speaker and workshops, share ideas and network with one another to leverage each other’s expertise.

Over 80 educators Primary & Secondary schools in Singapore attended the STEM conference. We would like to thank our distinguished speaker, Dr. Koh Niak Wu for his valuable time and for sharing his expertise with us. 

Dr. Koh Niak Wu is the CEO of Cosmiqo International Pte Ltd where he leads innovation efforts in supply chains and operational analytics. His work involves the development of analytics engines that advance virtual control towers. He believes in the power of technology and how it redefines an economy.

The concurrent session saw participants through a hands-on LEGO building experience and discovered how hands-on learning can be integrated into multiple subject areas. The sessions conducted were:
  • Session 1: Time calculation & Measurement with LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3
  • Session 2: Tinkering in the Learning of Interactions & Energy Concepts in Science
  • Session 3: Using StoryStarter as a language resource in the classroom
  • Session 4: Geometry with LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3
  • Session 5: Science Exploration with WeDo 2.0

The Temasek STEM Conference ended with a STEM Unconference where participants discussed what they have learnt from the Conference and how they intended to integrate STEM into the education experiences for students.

About Temasek STEM Conference 2017
Educators and Professionals from the Education Industry will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn from the best STEM practices in schools from Singapore and around the region.
  • Understand how educators are making hands-on learning an effective way of developing 21st Century Competencies in their students.
  • Hands-on LEGO building experience and discover how hands-on learning can be integrated into multiple subject areas
  • Collaborate with other participants to create a shared vision and manifesto for STEM Education.
  • Find like-minded partners from schools and the industry to help jump-start exciting initiatives in your school.
  • Become part of a community of hands-on STEM learning advocates.

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04 May

FIRST LEGO League Jr. 2016/2017| Creature Craze Challenge

Singapore – 4th May 2017, Saturday – Last weekend, participants from various schools aged 6 to 9 years took part in the first ever held FIRST LEGO League Jr. Singapore during Tech Saturday at the Sands and Expo Convention Centre and was officiated by Minister Yaacob Ibrahim.

FIRST LEGO League is a joint initiative by US-based FIRST (Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) and LEGO to inspire young people to get excited about careers in science and technology, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Targeting students from 6-9 years old, FIRST LEGO League Jr. consists of 2 parts: the LEGO model, and research for the Show Me poster. The first part consists of a research project and a presentation based on the theme for the season. The theme for this season is “Creature Craze” which challenges participants in each team to identify an animal that lives in the same habitat as the honey bees. This encourages students to teach others what they learned from the research findings.   The next part consists of the LEGO Model which requires students to build an animal in relation to the Inspire set consisting of the honey bee and to make sure at least one part of the model moves.

Teams presented their Show Me poster to judges on the 29th April 2017. Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information, officiated the prizegiving ceremony for our top awards.

The side event included the FUNtastic Challenge where teams were tasked to create a model from the design library; Frog, Gorilla, Spider, Snake and Mantis. Participants were given a guide to building using only three pictures. Teams then had to program and build the model within the time given. Teams then displayed their end product and story-tell their experience.

Duck Learning is proud to be the principal sponsor and organiser of the FIRST LEGO League in Singapore. The event is co-organised by IMDA and IMDA Pixel Labs. FIRST LEGO League is also part of the National Infocomm Competition by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and is supported by IMDA.

 

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08 Mar

FIRST LEGO League 2016/2017| Animal Allies Challenge

Singapore – 8th March 2017, Wednesday– Last Saturday, over 1000 youths aged 9 to 16 years took part in the finals of the FIRST LEGO League  Tournament in Singapore. FIRST LEGO League is a joint initiative by US-based FIRST (Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) and LEGO to inspire young people to get excited about careers in science and technology, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

The FIRST LEGO League targets students from 9-16 years old. Consisting of 3 parts in FIRST LEGO League: the Robot Game, the Project, and the FIRST LEGO League Core Values. The first part consists of a research project and a presentation based on the theme for the season. The theme for this season is “Animal Allies” which challenges participants in each team to identify a problem that happens when animals and humans interact; created an innovative solution that made the interaction better for animals, people, or both; and shared their solution with others. The next part consists of a robot game which requires students to build a robot using LEGO parts to complete missions on a challenge mat.

Teams presented their projects to expert judges on the 3rd March 2017 and competed in the robot game on 4th March 2017. Mr Shane Armstrong, CEO of Canadian International School, officiated the prizegiving ceremony on 4th March 2017 at Canadian International School (Lakeside campus).

Since 2014, the number of teams taking part in this competition every year has been doubling, showing the keen interest in STEM that current students possess.

Duck Learning is proud to be the principal sponsor and organiser of the FIRST LEGO League in Singapore. The event is co-organised by Canadian International School and IMDA Pixel Labs. FIRST LEGO League is also part of the National Infocomm Competition by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and is supported by IMDA.

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22 Dec

Infocomm Media Youth Festival (ICMYF) 2016 

Duck Learning was invited to be a part of ICYM 2016 where we held two booths and multiple workshops. One of our booths called the Coders Gym had our participants dive into an inflatable pool to retrieve 6 similar coloured LEGO Softbricks which had the block instructions to help in programming the LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 set helicopter. After which, it had to pick up the bricks and then transport them to the main playfield and then release the bricks. 

Our other booth called the Detective Den had the participants analysed data and input them into a spreadsheet to calculate from the most cheapest product to the most expensive in cost, then they had to look for the items analysed and placed them on the shelf in consecutive order.

Lastly, our presence at the Festival had us holding different workshops ranging from LEGO Education WeDo 2.0, LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set and LEGO Education WeDo 1.0. The kids who attended the different workshops were given the chance to challenge the stronger robot with the pullbot, program an alligator’s jaw and program the robot with the robot educator.

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24 Sep

Temasek Magicland

We collaborated with Temasek Primary School for their school community event, Temasek Magicland. There were different lands setup by the various departments to showcase programmes and initiatives.

Under the TechnoLand we created a challenge mat where the kids had to use a WeDo 2.0 to rescue the penguin from the jungle, pick up the luggage from the airport and fetch the little girl from the playground. Parents and the kids were given the opportunity to pair up as a team to complete the challenges.

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