01 Aug

STEAM Engine @ Metro Centrepoint | National Day Special

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


National Day Special Workshops

Fun & Learn with Soft Bricks (Parent accompanied)

Age: 2 to 4 years old
: 1 hr

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.

National Day Workshops:

Workshop 1 – Structures 1 – Tallest & Strongest

Date & Time: 8 Aug 2018, 11:30 am to 12:15 pm | 11 Aug 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

In this workshop, children will be exposed to 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.

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Junior StoryMakers 

Age: 4 to 5.5 years old
Duration: 1 hr

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!





National Day Special Workshops:

Workshop 1 – My Pet

Date & Time: 10 Aug 2018, 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

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.



Workshop 2 – A Very Secret Map

Date & Time: 12 Aug 2018, 2: 15 pm to 3:15 pm

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.



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FUNtastic Gears 

Age: 4 to 5.5 years old
Duration: 1 hr

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.



National Day Special Workshops:

Workshop 1 – Pinwheel

Date & Time: 8 Aug 2018, 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

On their way home from school, Sam and Sara passed a group of children running around playing with pinwheels. It looked like great fun and Sam and Sara would both really like one.
Once back home, Sam and Sara wanted to try out different ideas for the best wing design, for example, big wide wings and small narrow wings.
Sara has built a beautiful pinwheel with tiny wings but no matter how much Sam blows it only turns slowly.

Can you help Sam and Sara build a pinwheel with wings that will turn faster?
Let’s find out!

Workshop 2 – Car Launcher

Date & Time: 10 Aug 2018,  11:30 pm to 12:30 pm | 12 Aug 2018, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Sam and Sara are having a fantastic time racing down the hill with their super fast car. The steep hill behind their house makes a great ramp and it is a lot of fun racing down the hill and feeling the excitement in their tummies.
Once the car has stopped, it’s hard work pushing the car back up to the top again. Sara believes there must be an easier way of getting the car up the hill than all this hard pushing. Sam would like it if he could just launch Sara and the car up the hill. That would be super!

Can you help Sam and Sara build a launcher that can launch the car back up the hill?
Let’s find out!

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STEAM Carnival

Age: 4 to 6 years old
Duration: 1 hr

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.




National Day Special Workshops:


Workshop 1What are ramps?

Date & Time: 8 Aug 2018, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm | 11 Aug 2018, 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

Parker, the park manager, wants to build a new ride for visitors to enjoy. He asks his neighbour, Ms Engels, and her grandson Arty and Arty’s friends Sienna and Matt to help.
“Let’s build a ramp and some cars to ride down the ramp,” Parker said.
“I have an idea! Let’s place a line of numbers at the bottom of the ramp and guess how far the cars will roll!” Arty said.
“Great idea! We can try it out and see what works the best,”

Workshop 2 – Help Mr Bear

Date & Time: 9 Aug 2018, 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm | 12 Aug 2028, 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm

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 will approach tasks, activities, and play in ways that show creative problem-solving.


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Junior Robo Science

Age: 6 to 9 years old
Duration: 1.5hr

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.






National Day Special Workshops:

Workshop 1 Milo the explorer

Date & Time: 8 Aug 2018, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm | 11 Aug 2018, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Discover ways that scientists and engineers can use rovers to explore places where humans cannot go. Build your own Milo the explorer and start a space exploration on your own.

Workshop 2 – Pulling with Pullbot

Date & Time: 9 Aug 2018, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm | 12 Aug 2018, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Children get to investigate the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the movement of an object. Build your own Pullbot, program it and compete in a friendly game of tug of war.

Workshop 3 – Rescue Vehicle

Date & Time: 9 Aug 2018, 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm

Serious weather-related hazards can destroy areas very quickly and violently.
When that happens, animals and people can be in danger. Can you d
esign a device to reduce the impact on humans, animals, and the environment after an area has been damaged by a weather-related hazard?

Workshop 4 – Racer Car

Date & Time: 9 Aug 2018, 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm

What are some ways that cars have been improved to become faster?
There are many factors that can influence the speed of a car. Size of the wheels, motor power, gears, aerodynamics, and weight would be the most common ones. Build your own race car and find out for yourself.


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Aspiring Engineers

Age: 6 to 9 years old

Duration: 1 hr

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.

National Day  Special workshops:


Workshop 1 – Crazy Floors

Date & Time: 10 Aug 2018, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Sam and Sally love going to the fair. There is a fun attraction where you have to have good balance. The floors are crazy! They move at different speeds of rotation and in different directions. It is fun to turn and trying not to get dizzy or fall down.

Are you good at keeping your balance?
Have you ever seen floors move?
Which simple machine is needed for Crazy Floors to turn?

Let’s build Crazy Floors!

Workshop 2 – Catapult

Date & Time: 11 Aug 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Sam and Sally love going to the fair. There is a catapult game, where players shoot at a goal to win prizes by scoring most points. Sam and Sally love competing against their friends and families!
Do you like playing games where you have to aim at a goal?
What do you enjoy most about them?
Which simple machine is needed for a catapult to work?


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FUNdamental Forces

Age: 9 to 15 years old
Duration: 1.5 hr

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.





National Day Special Workshops:

Workshop 1 – Dragster

Date & Time: 9 Aug 2018, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | 12 Aug 2018, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Jack and Jill are experimenting with their dragster. With a great start from a launcher, they hope it will roll all the way from the start to the finish line. But even after a perfect launch, it does not go very far.

How can we make the dragster go further?
Let’s find out!

Workshop 2 – Walker

Date & Time: 10 Aug 2018, 4:45 pm to 6:15 pm

Jack and Jill are having a great day out hiking. But it’s hot, they are getting tired and their backpacks seem to be getting heavier and heavier.
When Jack and Jill stop for a short break, a line of ants passes them!
“How can they walk and carry so much so easily?” says Jack.
Jack and Jill think it would be great if an ant could carry them too!
How can you make a Walker that will carry Jack and Jill along the trail?
Let’s find out.


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 LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Trial

Age: 9 to 15 years old
Duration: 1.5 hr

Date & time: 8 Aug 2018, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | 9 Aug 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | 11 Aug 2018, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

A perfect introduction to robotics for your child.

Participants will be introduced to the basics of the EV3 platform.

This workshop covers the basic forms of movement, with tasks and clear objectives, ensuring your children comprehend the basics and are ready to progress to more advanced EV3 courses and projects.



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National Day Workshop Schedule at a glance


Important information

  • Please note that you will only be informed if you’re the 1st 53 sign-ups upon completion of the workshop.
  • 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.


REGISTER HERE for National Day Special

For more details, reach us at [email protected] or call +6597110750


Visit http://www.ducklearning.com/steamengine/ for all of STEAM Engine’s exciting workshops.


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