January 2021

6th January 2021 – Week 1

ScienceExplorers.Sg – 6th Jan 2021 (wk 1)

13th January 2021 – Week 2

ScienceExplorers.Sg – 13th Jan 2021 (wk 2)

Project 4 – Marbling Art, Project 5 – Domino & Marble Run, Project 6 – Chinese Steamed Cake


20th January 2021 – Week 3

ScienceExplorers.Sg – 20th Jan 2021 (wk 3)

Project 7 – Sea Dragons/Monkeys, Project 8 – Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Project 9 – Pineapple Tarts


27th January 2021 – Week 4

ScienceExplorers.Sg – 27th Jan 2021 (wk 4)

Project 10 – Chinese Tea House, Project 11 – Levitating Magnet Top, Project 12 – Ice Cream in a Bag

December 2020

SE Dec 2020 – Project No.1 (3D Christmas Frame with Light)
SE Dec 2020 – Project 2 (Carving Stamps / Chops for Christmas Wrappers)
SE Dec 2020 – Project 3 (Vegan Fruit Cup Jelly)
SE Dec 2020 – Project 4 (Origami Christmas Light up Card)
SE Dec 2020 – Project 5 (Smart Light Bulb)

SE Dec 2020 – Project 6 (Pinball Machine Box)

SE Dec 2020 – Project 9 ( Make & Bake an Apple Pie)
Checked out a few of these amazing kids!!! (Permission from Parents Given)

SE Dec 2020 – Project No. 10 (Orbeez & Magic Fake Snow)
SE Dec 2020 – Project 7 (Electro Magnetic Fan)

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SE 23rd Dec 2020 – Project 11 (Flipping Board Toy)

Colin (10yrs old) testing out the DIY Flipping Board toy we’ve completed.

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SE 23rd Dec 2020 – Project 8 (Shrink Art Ornaments)
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Our lovely little Noelle’s (3.5yrs old) project time with her mum …
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Made by Constantine (7yrs old)
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SE 23rd Dec 2020 – Project 12 (Double Fan Energy Conversion)
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Working together with mummy Dorris on another project!

Award List 2020

AGE GROUP


Winner for BEST PROJECT (6 YEARS OLD and UNDER)


Winner for BEST PROJECT (7 – 9 YEARS OLD)


Winner for BEST PROJECT (10 – 12 YEARS OLD)


Winner for BEST PPROJECT (13 – 15 YEARS OLD)


SPECIAL AWARDS


Winner for MOST ECO FRIENDLY


Winner for MOST CHALLENGING

https://youtube.com/watch?v=pb6Cc0W_9Uc

Winner for MOST FUTURISTIC


Winner for BEST PRESENTATION



















Participants 2020

PARTICIPANTS FOR HS SCIENCE FAIR 2020


CATEGORY : 6 YEARS AND UNDER

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Link to submission video here: https://youtu.be/r_CBpZHuTrA
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Link to submission video here: https://youtu.be/G2mQzk5mvHs
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Link to submission video here: https://youtu.be/pb6Cc0W_9Uc
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Link to submission video here: https://youtu.be/HagANK9Obos
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Link to submission video here: https://youtu.be/W9DJH_e-HRw

CATEGORY : 7 – 9 YEARS OLD

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Link to submission video here: https://youtu.be/Hs5PxnM6T_c
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Link to submission video here: https://youtu.be/W3SHJKlFWXw
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Link to submission video here: https://youtu.be/032AOZZI-Yo
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Link to submission video here: https://youtu.be/IoPEYqRmIBA
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Link to submission video here: https://youtu.be/C-7bguzFpT0

CATEGORY : 10 – 12 YEARS OLD

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Link to submission video here: https://youtu.be/dFH2OLRwNGA
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Link to submission video here: https://youtu.be/xtpA9c44XsU
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Link to submission video here: https://youtu.be/Jd5YOTYJ7Zs
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Link to submission video here: https://youtu.be/C3Fgn0wKKSI

CATEGORY : 13 – 15 YEARS OLD

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Link to submission video here: https://youtu.be/dC7fVRrMvb8

Rubric Explained 2020

Rubric for Science Fair 2020 Explained …

This assessment rubric for the Science Fair 2020 is a simple one. We will like to observe if the participant understands the basics when giving a presentation.

In the spirit of encouraging each child, each child will receive personal feedbacks from the judges so to make further improvements on your own. You will also receive a consolidated list for your score so you can understand yourself better and prepare yourself for the next Homeschool Science Fair.

Our main aim is to encourage the participants to learn and understand the basics when making videos, the challenges of making a continuous video to present their science related ideas, to learn to be bold to explore in uncharted waters and be creative while having fun!


Rubric Flow

Judges will receive a links to access the rubric list and access to the videos.

• They will watch the participants’ videos and fill up the rubric list accordingly.

• Program or Event directors will be in-charge of making deductions for entries criteria not followed after judge’s points are tallied.


There are 4 parts to this year’s rubric points system.

1. Basic Introduction

  • Focus on a short Self Introduction.
  • Short Project Introduction
  • In the situation whereby your video is separated from your form or name list, are the people able to figure out who or where this video belongs to?

2. Project Details

  • Focus on basic presentation of presenter and items used during showcase.
  • Presentation, Creativity, Completeness / Flow.
  • Relation to the theme “Science Around Us
  • If you remember to keep to the Submission Criteria.

3. Special Awards 

  • Focus on the ideas behind the projects.
  • If the project is Eco Friendly in idea or materials used.
  • If the project shows the Most Challenging idea or execution regardless of it being successful or not.
  • If the project has the Most Futuristic idea that make the public  want to see them in the close future and lastly.
  • The presenter who has the Best Presentation skill that blows the judges away with awe. 

 4. Judges Comments

  • Focus on their personal ideas on Constructive Ideas to how you can improve your project.
  • Positive Suggestion on how you can take your project forward into the future.

Points Calculation

  • Each Judge’s Rubric contains a maximum of 100points.
  • Total Score – Points from all 4 judges will be added together.
  • Average score – Total score will be divided by 4 to get an average score.
  • Finial score – Deductions for submission criteria not followed will be taken away from the total average.

Points Deductions & Special Bonus …

Exceeding Video Timing – under 6 years old & 7 – 9 years old group are limited to 5mins and under 10 – 12 years old & 13 – 15 years old are limited to under 10mins.

Continuous Video – Video with and be stitch together by “cut & paste/connect” will be given deductions according to the number of times it has been done. Min deduction starts from 5 points from the finial average points given.

Special Bonus – Due to our special needs participants, certified special need children will be given an extra 5 points for the extra efforts they need to put in due to their mental or physical challenge.

If there is a Tie for …

Age Award – Our Homeschool Science Fair 2020 Director Jonnansical Boo will make the final casting vote for the winner. E.g. If there are 3 submissions for category aged 7-9 with 70points, Jonnansical will decide the winner for the category by casting 1 point. The winner will receive 71 points in total.

Special Award – Melanie Neault, our Homeschool Science Fair 2020 Programme Director, will choose from the final selection for each special award if there is a tie. E.g 1. In the “most eco-friendly” selection, two judges vote Child A’s project, two judges vote Child B’s project. Melanie will cast the final vote. E.g. 2. In the “most futuristic” selection, all 4 selections are from different children. Melanie will cast the final vote.


Judges 2020

JUDGES FOR HS SCIENCE FAIR 2020.


SUKESY MATTAR 
Homeschool Science Educator

Sukesy is a mother of five, three of whom she is currently homeschooling. Her eldest has graduated from homeschooling and is attending school in a local junior college. Her youngest has ASD and is a student at Pathlight School.
She loves teaching, especially science, and runs several math, science and science laboratory classes for homeschoolers.


“I love science because it is a reflection of God’s Infinite Wisdom, Greatness and Beauty. People are naturally fascinated by it and it is a wonderful means of engaging children and nurturing a joy in learning.”



BIOGIRL MJ
Co-Founder of @JustKeepThinkingsg

As an environmental biology graduate, MJ has been in the nature and science industry for 6 years. She also worked at The LKC Natural History Museum, WRS (Singapore Zoo), and National Parks. Currently, she continues to spread her love of science as a teacher and co-founder of Just Keep Thinking. Currently her Facebook page @JustKeepThinkingsg has over 64 K followers.


RYAN TAN
(Freelance Programmer)

Ryan has been homeschooled since 6 years old until now. He started showing interest in computer programming when he was 8 years old, picked  up knowledge from various books, internet and other avenues. He became resourceful in finding materials that he needed to fuel his interest. When he was 13 years old, through his mother’s love and support, he had opportunity to learn from professors and lecturers at NUS. This experience gave him opportunity to work with 8BIT. Now that he’s 18 years old, he works as a freelance programmer.


As a homeschooler, he had seen everything and anything as a learning opportunity to gain knowledge. This opportunity also comes with a chance of failing for million times, but in a safe environment. And he learned as he made those mistakes, just like how science worked before us. As a result, he could find his own path at his own pace.

His love of sharing is very inspiring, as he was saying: “It is an honour to be invited to be a judge for this year’s Homeschool Science Fair, I look forward to seeing all of your ideas… That’s, even if they don’t all turn out perfectly”.



Mr Wendell Wong
(Science centre’s Curriculum Specialist)

Wendell is a NIE-trained teacher with Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. Having taught Mathematics, Physics at schools for more than 9 years he started to embark on his STEM journey for the last 7 years at the Science Centre Singapore. He has a natural connection with young people and have been able to impart STEM content and life skills effectively to them.


WHAT THE JUDGES GOTTA SAY:

JUDGES FOR HS SCIENCE FAIR 2020.


SUKESY MATTAR 
Homeschool Science Educator

Sukesy is a mother of five, three of whom she is currently homeschooling. Her eldest has graduated from homeschooling and is attending school in a local junior college. Her youngest has ASD and is a student at Pathlight School.
She loves teaching, especially science, and runs several math, science and science laboratory classes for homeschoolers.


“I love science because it is a reflection of God’s Infinite Wisdom, Greatness and Beauty. People are naturally fascinated by it and it is a wonderful means of engaging children and nurturing a joy in learning.”



BIOGIRL MJ
Co-Founder of @JustKeepThinkingsg

As an environmental biology graduate, MJ has been in the nature and science industry for 6 years. She also worked at The LKC Natural History Museum, WRS (Singapore Zoo), and National Parks. Currently, she continues to spread her love of science as a teacher and co-founder of Just Keep Thinking. Currently her Facebook page @JustKeepThinkingsg has over 64 K followers.


RYAN TAN
(Freelance Programmer)

Ryan has been homeschooled since 6 years old until now. He started showing interest in computer programming when he was 8 years old, picked  up knowledge from various books, internet and other avenues. He became resourceful in finding materials that he needed to fuel his interest. When he was 13 years old, through his mother’s love and support, he had opportunity to learn from professors and lecturers at NUS. This experience gave him opportunity to work with 8BIT. Now that he’s 18 years old, he works as a freelance programmer.


As a homeschooler, he had seen everything and anything as a learning opportunity to gain knowledge. This opportunity also comes with a chance of failing for million times, but in a safe environment. And he learned as he made those mistakes, just like how science worked before us. As a result, he could find his own path at his own pace.

His love of sharing is very inspiring, as he was saying: “It is an honour to be invited to be a judge for this year’s Homeschool Science Fair, I look forward to seeing all of your ideas… That’s, even if they don’t all turn out perfectly”.



Mr Wendell Wong
(Science centre’s Curriculum Specialist)

Wendell is a NIE-trained teacher with Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. Having taught Mathematics, Physics at schools for more than 9 years he started to embark on his STEM journey for the last 7 years at the Science Centre Singapore. He has a natural connection with young people and have been able to impart STEM content and life skills effectively to them.


WHAT THE JUDGES GOTTA SAY: