Use these resources to introduce your child to science concepts!
A collection of short videos exploring topics around science concepts.
Playlist: Time for Science!
Spark your child’s curiosity in science literacy through these engaging and educational videos!
Make a Parachute at home | School Holiday Specials with Librarians (9:31)
Do your children like creating their own inventions just like Leonardo Da Vinci? Join our librarian Faye, as she shows us Leonardo's many amazing inventions and teaches us how to make one of them!
Source: Primary School Children (Part 2) | School Holiday Specials with Librarians (2020, July 20). Public Libraries Singapore.
Science WHAAAAT? | DIY Hot Air Balloon (2:49)
Do you know how hot air balloons work? Hot air balloons have been around for ages and are known as a form of transportation then and now.
Source: Science WHAAAAT? | DIY Cloud Ring - YouTube (2020, July 20). Science Centre Singapore. Retrieved 2021, October 22.
Science o'Clock Junior: Pepper's Lab | Let's Build A Tower! (2:28)
Have you ever wondered how a tall and high skyscraper like the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, can be so stable and strong?
Source: Science o'Clock Junior: Pepper's Lab | Let's Build A Tower! - YouTube (2020, September 26). Science Centre Singapore. Retrieved 2021, October 22.
Playlist: All about Food Science!
Satisfy your food cravings and learn about science behind it with this tasty taster playlist!
How to Make Popping Boba: The Science of Spherification (8:31)
Have you heard about molecular gastronomy? Learn how to make popping boba balls from juice and other liquids!
Source: How to Make Popping Boba: The Science of Spherification (2021, September 4). Science Buddies.
Science o'Clock | Tinkering with Brownies! (3:29)
Have you ever used baking soda while baking? Learn more about the science behind this ingredient and pick up a new delicious brownie recipe!
Source: Science o'Clock | Tinkering with Brownies! (2020, August 20). Science Centre Singapore.
Mythbusting Microwaves | December School Holidays Special (9:39)
Ever wondered how a microwave oven heats up your food? Join our librarian, Sarah, as she debunks common myths about this everyday appliance and shares a simple cheesy potato recipe you can try at home!
Source: Mythbusting Microwaves | December School Holidays Special (2021, December 18). Public Libraries Singapore.
Ever wondered who invented erasers, bridges, and the game chess? Find out the history behind useful and fun inventions and seek inspiration to become an inventor of your own through the videos below.
Invention of Eraser | Peekaboo Kidz (5:47)
Who invented erasers and how were they first used? Learn the facts with Dr. Binocs.
Source: Invention of Eraser | Peekaboo Kidz (2022, February 18). Rajshri Entertainment Private Limited
Science WHAAAAT? | Leonardo da Vinci Self-Supporting Bridge (4:17)
You might have heard of Da Vinci as the painter of Mona Lisa. He also invented bridges! Find out more from this video by Singapore Science Centre. Create your own supporting bridge too!
Source: Science WHAAAAT? | Leonardo da Vinci Self-Supporting Bridge (2021, August 18). Singapore Science Centre
A brief history of Chess - Alex Gendler | TED-Ed (5:39)
Did you know that chess was invented in India? Watch this video to find out the brief history of the game chess.
Source: A brief history of Chess - Alex Gendler | TED-Ed (2019, September 12) TED-Ed
Spark your child’s curiosity in science literacy through engaging activities and articles.
Stay Curious with Your Child: Baking Chemistry!
Make chemistry come alive at home by trying out this hands-on baking experiment with your child!
Bring out the Inventor in You: D.I.Y. Parachute at Home!
Be an inventor like Da Vinci. Follow the steps shared by librarian Faye and create your own D.I.Y. parachute at home!
Source: School Holiday Special Videos National Library Board, 2021
Read more on inventions and science from the selected books below:
Let’s Fly a Plane!: Launching into the Science of Flight with Aerospace Engineering
Author: Chris Ferrie
Call No.: J 629.132 FER
Publisher: Sourcebooks Explore, 2020
Also available as an eBook on NLB OverDrive
How do airplanes stay up in the sky? That’s the question Red Kangaroo needs answered, and she knows exactly who can help her—Dr. Chris! Explore the four forces of flight—drag, lift, thrust, and weight—and get ready to take off with this introduction to aerospace engineering.
Synopsis from Sourcebooks
The STEM Night Disaster (Kate the Chemist)
Author: Kate Biberdorf
Call No.: J BIB
Publisher: Philomel Books, 2021
Also available as an eBook on NLB OverDrive
Kate’s school is having their first-ever STEM Night and the prizes are incredible! Kate is determined to win and comes up with the perfect experiment. But as she and her best friend, Birdie, start preparing, they find that Kate’s project keeps getting messed up. Will Kate be able to use her science know-how to find out who is behind the STEM Night sabotage? And will she fix her project before it’s too late?
Synopsis from Penguin Random House