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About the Centre for Research and Applied Learning in Science (CRADL) Booking Programmes Structured Experimentation Programmes Structured Experimentation at NUS High School CRADL Prototyping and Fabrication Facilities Innovation and Research Programmes Mentorship Programme & Project Grants Teacher Workshops Terms & Conditions

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About the Centre for Research and Applied Learning in Science (CRADL)
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About the Centre for Research and Applied Learning in Science (CRADL)
CRADL is a new teaching and research lab at Science Centre Singapore that aims to provide students and teachers with a captivating, hands-on journey of discovery in the area of physical sciences and engineering.

Designed and delivered by experienced scientists and educators, CRADL programmes not just provide opportunities for conducting experiments, but also for inquiry-based learning about and appreciating the interdisciplinary art of experiment and engineering design, training analytical and creative skills and furthering critical and innovative thinking. CRADLs hands-on mantra also promotes resourcefulness and essential practical skills to help bring ideas from fiction to reality ultimately leading to the competence to make use of available resources, such as prototyping tools and scientific equipment at CRADL or at schools, for independent student research.

About the Centre for Research and Applied Learning in Science (CRADL)

CRADL addresses multiple target audiences: While one focus is to provide a teaching and research lab for students, another goal is to be a training and development platform for teachers who wish to gain more confidence and skills in bringing handson science to the classroom and their school labs with a minimum of resources. CRADLs programmes cater to a wide range of students from upper secondary up to pre-university. Most programmes can be delivered at a varying level of depth and detail, making them suitable for a wide range of grade levels.

The objectives of CRADL are to: enhance the learning of science through research and structured experimentation support the application of science through engineering design, problem-solving and innovation build the capacity of teachers and schools in science research and innovation

Several types of programmes are offered at CRADL: Structured Experimentation Programmes provide opportunities for students to engage in inquiry-based experimentation within and beyond the formal science curriculum. In addition, students will learn to apply scientific principles to problem-solving, design and innovation. Innovation and Research Programmes provide opportunities for passionate students to engage in science and engineering projects under the supervision of Researcher Mentors at CRADL or trained Teacher Mentors in schools. Self-Paced Experimentation (SPACE) offers individual students the opportunity to explore the experiments offered in structured experimentation programmes on their own. In addition, CRADL provides services for students and teachers, such as: Research project consultancy Digital fabrication services Access to research resources Funding opportunities for student research

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Booking Programmes

Booking Programmes
Most programmes are conducted on request. A booking form for student workshops is included as a centre spread in this brochure. Please consult our website for detailed programme descriptions, latest updates and booking forms for more programmes, or contact us through email. Some programmes may be scheduled centrally. Check our website for latest events and opportunities! Web: http://www.science.edu.sg/CRADLE Mail : cradle@science.edu.sg

Terms & Conditions Excerpts: Listed fees are per participant and do not include admission to Science Centre (admission fees to Science Centre apply to nonInstitutional School Members). There is a minimum participation number for most programmes. Submission of a booking request is not a guarantee of booking. You will be notified of your booking status by email within 5 working days. If you are unsure about your booking status, please email us. Upon receiving our email reply, please acknowledge your acceptance of the allocated slot within 7 working days to confirm the booking. If your email acknowledgement is not received the booking will be cancelled. No-shows or late cancellation incur a penalty.

Please refer to our website for our complete Terms & Conditions, registration forms, and the most current list of programmes.

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Structured Experimentation Programmes


The structured experimentation programmes offered at CRADL explore science concepts in depth by combining hands-on experimentation, data collection, and data analysis. The gap between textbook knowledge and hands-on skills is bridged by using theory to guide experiments, and linking quantitative experimental data back to theory. The use of versatile lab equipment and simple, but powerful setups is emphasised to inspire and empower participants to pursue independent scientific experimentation. CRADL workshops are less scripted than normal lab classes, leaving more room for exploration and deliberately giving the opportunity to make mistakes to learn from. Instructors try to avoid spoon-feeding, but typically lead students to finding answers themselves. Student feedback on this approach is consistently positive. Participants should have an age-adequate foundation in science and mathematics. Some pre-existing knowledge of science concepts covered in the workshops will help to maximise time for hands-on. Participants are encouraged to submit a lab report within a week after experimentation. For a satisfactory report, CRADL will issue a certificate of participation.
Venue: Science Centre Singapore No. of participants: 10 (min) 25 (max) Suggested times: 9.30 am or 2.30 pm Monday to Saturday (unless otherwise noted)

Notes on Syllabus Links


Science topics are highly interrelated, and hands-on CRADL programme will touch on and apply multiple concepts (and provide respective learning opportunities) listed in the SEAB physics syllabus, beyond the nominal topic of the workshop. The assignment to specific syllabus items in the following tables is therefore only indicative and can be misleading when read out of context. It is strongly advised to refer to the descriptions of the individual workshops and consider the programmes from a holistic perspective. CRADL programmes are evolving and this booklet can only provide a snapshot. For up-to-date information on programmes or further questions, please check our web site or contact us: Web: http://www.science.edu.sg/CRADLE Mail : cradle@science.edu.sg

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Syllabus Links O Level Physics (5058)


Topic
Measurement States of Matter

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Programme
All programmes Diffusion Cloud Chamber Speed of Sound (Beginner)

General Wave Properties

Measuring the Speed of Light (Basic) Measuring the Speed of Light (Basic) Speed of Sound (Basic) Speed of Sound (Basic)

Light Sound

D.C Circuits Oscilloscope

Measuring the Speed of Light (Basic) Digital Oscilloscopes

Syllabus Links A Level Physics H1/H2


Syllabus Topic
Measurement Oscillations States of Matter Thermal Physics Wave Motion Superposition

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Programme
All workshops AC Circuits Filters and Resonances Diffusion Cloud Chamber Electronic Structure of Semiconductors Speed of Sound (Advanced) Measuring the Speed of Light (Advanced) Speed of Sound (Advanced) Diffraction as a Metrology Tool AC Circuits Filters and Resonances Electronic Structure of Semiconductors AC Circuits Filters and Resonances Electronic Structure of Semiconductors Electronic Structure of Semiconductors AC Circuits Filters and Resonances AC Circuits Filters and Resonances Speed of Sound (Advanced) Electronic Structure of Semiconductors Diffraction as a Metrology Tool Measuring the Speed of Light (Advanced)

Electric Fields

Current of Electricity

D.C. Circuits Electromagnetic Induction Alternating Currents Quantum Physics

Lasers and Semiconductors

Diffraction as a Metrology Tool Electronic Structure of Semiconductors

Programme Descriptions
Digital Oscilloscopes 2 hrs $15
Oscilloscopes are among the most versatile and useful measuring instruments in a physics or engineering lab. Over the last decade, traditional cathode ray oscilloscopes have largely given way to digital oscilloscopes which offer a plethora of additional functions that widen their versatility. Oscilloscope literacy is invaluable in conducting, developing and troubleshooting science and engineering experiments. In this hands-on workshop, operation and basic functions of contemporary digital oscilloscopes will be explored, with the goal to build familiarity and confidence in handling one of the most important laboratory instruments.

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Diffusion Cloud Chamber

3 hrs $20

What does meteorology have to do with particle physics? In this workshop, participants will learn how a serendipitous observation led to the development of the cloud chamber particle detector the most wonderful and original instrument in scientific history, according to Lord Rutherford, the father of nuclear physics. Using a diffusion cloud chamber which they will construct themselves, participants will observe the many different signatures left behind by various cosmic ray particles as they zip past the Earth.

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Speed of Sound (Beginner)

3 hrs $20

We use sound for numerous purposes such as to communicate with people, for entertainment (music and movies) and even as a second form of sight. In physics, sound can be a convenient way to introduce wave phenomena since it is detected without further tools by ear. Its moderate speed of propagation and frequency range also makes it very easy to carry out bench top experiments.

In our basic workshop, participants will use electronic instruments (signal generator and oscilloscope) and electro-acoustic transducers (loudspeaker and microphone) to determine how fast sound travels in air. Participants will also get a chance to handle real-world electronic test and measurement and explore sound concepts and reflection phenomena (echoes).

Speed of Sound (Advanced)

3 hrs $20

This workshop builds on the basic workshop. We can use the same setup to explore complementary/advanced ways of measuring the speed of sound using standing waves and resonance concepts. It also demonstrates how unknowns in an experimental setup that affect measurements can be eliminated through data analysis.

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Measuring the Speed of Light (Basic)

3 hrs $20

In the late 19th century, the discovery that the value of the speed of light was highly reproducible in different orientations on Earth by Michelson and Morley not only showed that light does not require a medium to propagate, but also establishes the speed of light, c, as a fundamental property of the fabric of space and time in the universe, i.e. c is a constant. The speed of light is hence of great importance in many areas of science such as optics, astronomy and special relativity. It also lies at the heart of how measurement units such as the metre are defined. In our basic workshop, participants will determine the speed of light using a light source (laser diode), light detector (photodiode), optics (mirrors) and electronic instruments (signal generator and oscilloscope). Careful alignment of the optical beam path is important for this experiment to be successful.

Measuring the Speed of Light (Advanced) 3 hrs $20


In our advanced workshop, participants are introduced to experimental artefacts in fast measurements, such as time delay owing to the finite speed at which electric signals travel along cables and signal distortion due to reflection and standing wave phenomena on the electrical wiring. They should show appreciation on how these artefacts can be compensated or taken into account in order to derive the value of the speed of light, or in other high-speed experiments.

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Diffraction as a Metrology Tool

3 hrs $20

The study of light has been a major topic since the time of the ancient Greeks. In early 18th century, Sir Isaac Newton proposed that light must be made up of particles to explain its straight line propagation. It wasnt until early 19th century that the wave theory of light gained popularity when Thomas Young demonstrated diffraction effects using two closely spaced slits. Both Newton and Youngs work laid the foundation for analysing crystal structures using X-ray diffraction (Laue and Bragg) as well as the discovery of the wave-particle duality in light many years later. In this workshop, participants will explore how light interacts with small structures to cause diffraction effects, and make use of the observed patterns to determine properties of light (e.g. wavelength) or the microscopic properties of the diffracting objects. The experiments are closely related to important practical applications such as spectral analysis, x-ray structure analysis and optical data storage. This workshop also demonstrates how simple, inexpensive experiments can be carried out to achieve remarkably accurate results. For instance, participants will be able to measure the wavelength of light, which is smaller than a micrometer, accurately using a common ruler.

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Electronic Structure of Semiconductors

3 hrs $20

Semiconductors, a group of materials that have properties in between conductors and insulators, are the building blocks in almost all modern electronics (radios, televisions, computers, cellphones, etc) that we use in our everyday lives. While devices using semiconductors were first built based on empirical knowledge, understanding the behaviour of semiconductors, through single-electron models such as the valence band/conduction band model, has been pivotal in the construction of more capable, efficient and reliable devices. Today, semiconductor devices can be found in a variety of applications such as automotives, communications, photovoltaic cells and even biomedical systems. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the Shockley diode equation and compare it against the response of two types of diodes: Schottky (metal-semiconductor) and bipolar (pn). Participants will also determine the charge of an electron and the semiconductor bandgap, i.e. energy gap between conduction and valence band, using data obtained from the experiment.

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AC Circuits Filters and Resonances

3 hrs $20

A RLC circuit, made up of a resistor (R), an inductor (L) and a capacitor (C), is the simplest electronic system to model the behaviour of a harmonic oscillator when subjected to an AC input voltage. This resonance feature allows one to tune the circuit to pass or reject a band of frequencies, i.e. filter signals. RLC circuits were first widely used in early wireless telegraphy (Marconi and Braun, Nobel prize 1909) in the late 19th century. Today, they are used in virtually every electronic device. Furthermore, RLC circuits represent the behaviour of linear systems in general for example, they accurately reflect properties such as mass/inertia (L), springs/elasticity (C), and viscous friction (R) encountered in mechanics. AC circuit concepts are therefore completely transferable and useful in understanding a broad range of other phenomena in science and engineering. In this workshop, participants will investigate the frequency-dependent characteristics of RLC circuits, such as high/low-pass filters and resonances, and realise how similar behaviour can be observed in everyday life.

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Optical Spectroscopy

3 hrs $30

Spectroscopy is a class of techniques that investigates how radiation (such as, but not limited to light) is affected by interactions with matter. Our understanding of the micro- and macrocosmos is largely based on spectroscopic observations. Spectroscopic techniques are also everyday characterisation tools in materials science, chemistry, physics, life sciences, astronomy, and more and are taught early in chemistry (flame tests). In this workshop, participants will build and take home their own optical pocket spectroscopes. They will explore characteristics of different types of spectra (atomic, molecular and solid-state), link them to quantum concepts (energy levels, orbitals) typically taught in chemistry, and identify different types of light sources through their spectra. Weather permitting, the famous Fraunhofer absorption lines in the daylight spectrum will be observed. Please note that this workshop focuses on observation and discovery. Due to time constraints, there will be less emphasis on scientific rigor.

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Upcoming workshops planned for Q3/4


Please inquire on availability and pricing.

Electromagnetism
Besides gravity, electromagnetism is the next most encountered force in our everyday life. It is of immense practical importance and underlies numerous applications such as electricity generation (motors and transformers) modern communications and optics. In this workshop, participants will make use of a simple magnetic compass to determine the magnetic field strength of a current-carrying wire as well as the Earths magnetic field.

Nanostructures and Electron Microscopy


In this workshop, participants will use a solution technique to create micro- and nano-particles. An electron microscope will be used to characterise the size and shape of these particles, as well as observe other micro- and nanostructures found in modern technology.

Quantum Resistance at the Nanoscale


In macroscopic physics, electrical resistance arises from inelastic scattering of electrons, and the overall resistance of a wire can be continuously adjusted through choice of material and its geometry (length/diameter). What happens if a wire or contact becomes so small that electrons encounter little opportunity to be scattered? Does the electrical resistance vanish? In this workshop, participants will investigate this question by measuring the resistance of nanowires, whose widths may be only a few atoms wide. With careful experimentation, the quantisation of electrical conductance can be observed.

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Upcoming workshops planned for Q3/4


Please inquire on availability and pricing.

Superconductivity
The resistive properties of certain materials change dramatically as they are cooled to sufficiently low temperatures. In 1911, Heike Kamerlingh-Onnes (Nobel prize 1913) found that some materials may enter a state where electrical resistance completely disappears. While in this superconducting state, quantum mechanical effects in the material manifest themselves at the macroscopic scale, in the form of zero electrical resistance, as well as perfect diamagnetic properties (resulting in Meissner levitation). In this workshop, students will conduct electrical measurements on superconducting materials and normal metals as they are cooled to liquid nitrogen temperatures, and observe the differences in electrical behaviour between the two types of materials.

Balmer Series and Bohrs Atomic model


Soon after the introduction of spectral analysis in the 19th century, an empirical relation for the wavelengths of spectral lines of hydrogen atoms was found (Rydberg formula). The physical reason for this relation only became clear with the introduction of a naive quantum mechanical model of the hydrogen atom by Niels Bohr (Nobel prize 1922). In the workshop, participants will use optical spectroscopy to measure the wavelengths of visible spectral lines from a hydrogen lamp (Balmer series) and determine the Rydberg constant which links the speed of light, the elementary charge, the mass of the electron, and Plancks constant.

Structured Experimentation Programmes @ NUS High School

Structured Experimentation Programmes at NUS High School


The following programmes are offered by and conducted at NUS High School (Clementi). Please refer to our website for booking information or contact davinci@highsch.nus. edu.sg by email.

Diffusion Cloud Chamber

3 hrs $20

In this workshop, students will learn the theory behind the cloud chamber and about elementary particles in greater detail. There will also be a hands-on session where students will construct their own cloud chamber using materials such as acrylic containers and isopropyl alcohol. They will then learn to identify the particles based on the distinctive tracks in the supersaturated mist.
Workshop Timings: 20 May & 29 May 2013, 2pm 5pm, or on request

Photoelectric Effect

3 hrs $20

The photoelectric effect as observed by Hertz and Lenard, supported the theory of light being a particle. Einstein later proposed that this was caused by light travelling in quanta, called photons. The photoelectric effect became an important foundation of quantum mechanics. In this workshop, students will conduct the photoelectric experiment, and observe the photoelectric experiment, and observe the light intensity, frequency, current and voltage. They will also learn to derive the value of Plancks constant using data obtained from the experiment.
Workshop Timings: 2 Feb & 2 Mar 2013, 9am 12pm, or on request

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CRADL Prototyping and Fabrication Facilities


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CRADL Prototyping and Fabrication Facilities


CRADL offers a range of prototyping and fabrication facilities for science and engineering project work. For potential frequent users, training and safety sessions can be conducted. Certified users can then make use of their tools on their own during Science Centre opening hours on weekdays.
Please contact cradle@science.edu.sg for more information and usage fees.

Light machining

A variety of hand tools and light power tools are available.

Laser cutting and engraving


CRADLs laser cutter is capable of cutting and engraving the following materials: Plastics (Acrylics, ABS, PP) Wood-based materials (Cardboard, Cork, MDF, Plywood) Rubber (Latex, Neoprene, Silicone) Glass, stone, ceramics and metal (engraving)

CRADL Prototyping and Fabrication Facilities

Printed Circuit Board fabrication


A UV exposure and development system and PCB drill are available for the prototyping of small circuit boards.

Materials characterisation

Materials characterisation using Scanning Electron Microscopy / Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (SEM/EDX) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM).

Rapid prototyping

Rapid prototyping using 3D printer.

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Innovation and Research Programmes


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Innovation and Research Programmes


The Innovation and Research Programmes offered at CRADL consist of lectures and workshops, to prepare and equip students with the relevant skills for science and engineering projects. A mentorship programme is also offered, where passionate students can engage in research projects under the supervision of Researcher Mentors at CRADL or trained Teacher Mentors in schools. Time : 9.30 am (session 1) or 2.30 pm (session 2) Venue : Science Centre Singapore Lectures: Minimum number of students is 80 Maximum number of students is 200 Workshops: Minimum number of students is 10 Maximum number of students is 25
Listed fees do not include admission to Science Centre. Admission fees to Science Centre apply to Non-institutional School Members. Please take note of the booking terms and conditions (pages 5 7).

Programme Descriptions - Lectures


What Makes a Good Science and Engineering Project? 1 hr (Free)

Innovation and Research Programmes

Aerospace engineer and scientist Theodore von Krmn, who directed the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at Caltech and was involved in founding NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is credited with formulating a simple distinction between science and engineering, which is science seeks to understand what is, while engineering seeks to create what never was. While the goal of science is fundamentally different from that of engineering, they both depend on each other in order to for scientists and engineers to come up with new useful applications. In this talk, the speaker will share his/her view on the qualities that increase the chances of a project to result in good science and successful engineering.

Writing a scientific report

1 hr (Free)

Scientific reports can serve to both document and communicate research. The quality of writing can greatly affect the perception and reader response towards the underlying research and a poorly written article may even be rejected for publication in reputable journals. Good scientific writing also follows a somewhat different set of rules than literary prose. This talk will highlight what information needs to be captured in a report, and how it can be presented to meet the expectations of potential readers and reviewers alike.

Scientific Poster and Presentation Skills 1 hr (Free)


Scientific presentations are sometimes referred to as oral papers yet anyone who had to suffer watching a presenter read out her latest publication to an audience can attest that requirements for an oral presentation are different from a written report. This talk will provide some pointers on how to get the essential science across while keeping the audience alert.

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How to effectively mentor your students 1 hr (Free) (for Teachers)


A careful choice of problem and some resourcefulness allow solid research to be conducted in a school lab. Good teachermentors are invaluable to guide students on this journey of discovery from the planning stage to final write-up. This talk for teachers discusses scoping and planning realistic school-based research projects, finding resources cheap (or even free), valuable resources schools may already have without knowing, and where to find advice. Minimum participation of 10 teachers required.

Programme Descriptions - Workshops


Arduino Hacking Toys and Gadgets 3 hrs $20
Learn how Arduino can be used to turn ordinary objects or discarded toys into a smart gadget by incorporating an Arduino microcontroller. In this workshop, participants get to take gadgets apart and re-purpose them into an interactive object. No programming or electronics experience required.

Introductory Arduino

3 hrs $20

Arduino is a small but powerful micro-controller that can be used to control lights, motors, speakers and sensors. It is easy to program and is suited for just about anyone who like to learn how to build their own sensors, art installations or robotics project. The workshop will cover the basics of computer programming and using the Arduino to sense and control things in the real world. No programming or electronics experience required.

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Arduino Motion and Distance Sensing

3 hrs $20

Understand how passive infra-red (PIR), ultrasonic rangefinder and Arduino microcontroller can work together to help an interactive system to see and detect the surroundings. In this workshop, participants will learn to build a device with motion and distance sensing alarm capabilities. No programming or electronics experience required.

Arduino Gas Sensing

3 hrs $20

Explore how gas sensors work and construct simple circuits to detect carbon monoxide (CO), methane and alcohol. Participants in this workshop gets to build a gas detector for environmental or safety purposes. Ideal for anyone who wants to build their own personalized breathalyser. No programming or electronics experience required.

Arduino DIY Data Logging

3 hrs $20

Learn how humidity, barometric pressure and temperature sensors work. In this workshop, participants will construct a personal data logging device and store the data using a microSD card. Participants will also learn to plot graphs from the data collected for analysis. No programming or electronics experience required.
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Arduino Sensors and Actuators

3 hrs $20

Arduino is a small but powerful micro-controller that can be used to control lights, motors, speakers and sensors. In this workshop, participants will explore different types of sensing devices (light, temperature, sound or touch) and how they can be used to control lights and servo motors to build interactive objects. Some experience programming with Arduino is preferred.

Arduino Constructing Responsive Objects

3 hrs $20

The Arduino micro-controller is a popular physical computing platform for constructing interactive objects that sense and control lights, movement or sound. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to work with flex sensors, accelerometers and/or Wii nunchuck to construct creative responsive objects. Experience programming with Arduino would be advantageous.

Arduino RFID Wireless Communication 3 hrs $20


Passive readers utilizing radio frequency identification (RFID) are non-expensive and simple to use for tagging purposes. In this workshop, participants will construct a simple RFID automation system with the Arduino. Experience programming with Arduino would be advantageous.

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Introduction to LabVIEW

3 hrs $20

LabVIEW is a graphical programming language widely used for data acquisition, instrument control and automation in both research and industry. This introductory workshop will cover the basics of the LabVIEW programming environment and graphical programming, as well as common programming concepts such as loops, case structures, data types and handling. No prior programming knowledge is required.

Using LabVIEW and Sensors for Data Acquisition

3 hrs $20

LabVIEW is a graphical programming language widely used for data acquisition, instrument control and automation in both research and industry. This workshop will teach participants how to setup electronics sensors such as light-dependent resistors and temperature sensors, and to automate readings from these sensors using the LabVIEW environment. Experience with LabVIEW programming environment is required.

Mentorship Programme
Each year, CRADL will offer a limited number of places for its research mentorship programme. Under this programme, students will work under the direct supervision of a CRADL Researcher Mentor, or under a school Teacher Mentor with the assistance of a CRADL Researcher Mentor. Applicants will need to submit a comprehensive research proposal. Successful projects may be eligible for a project grant. Details will be published on our web site as they are finalised.

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Teacher Workshops
Most CRADL programmes can also be conducted as teacher workshops for professional development with the following benefits:
Refreshes/deepens subject knowledge Links theory and practice Shows how serious science can be done with simple equipment Inspires to bring more hands-on science to classrooms.

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Just like student workshops, teacher workshops can be booked on request. However, to make it easier to meet minimum participation numbers, CRADL has pre-scheduled the following workshops for your convenience (subject to receiving minimum number of registrations). Please refer to our website at http://www.science.edu.sg/CRADLE for latest updates. Tentative Dates
11 15 Mar

Teacher Workshop Topics


Speed of Sound Speed of Light Electronic Structure of Semiconductors AC Circuits Diffusion Cloud Chamber Sensing with Arduino

4 7 June

Speed of Sound Speed of Light Electronic Structure of Semiconductors AC Circuits Electromagnetism LabVIEW Module 1 Sensing with Arduino

Booking Terms and Conditions for Student and Teacher Workshops


(Confirmation of Booking)
1. Submission of a booking is not a guarantee of booking. You will be notified of your booking status by email within 5 working days. If you are unsure about your booking status, please email us at CRADLE@ science.edu.sg. 2. Upon receiving our email reply, please acknowledge your acceptance of the allocated slot within 7 working days to confirm the booking. Your email acknowledgement will serve as a confirmation of your booking. No further reminder of your scheduled booking will be issued. If your email acknowledgement is not received within 7 working days, the booking will be deemed to be unsuccessful, and the allocated slot will be released.

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(Cancellations and Amendments)

3. All cancellations and booking amendments must be made in writing and emailed to us at CRADLE@science.edu.sg. We will acknowledge cancellations and amendments by email within 2 working days. Amendments are subject to availability of resources and maintenance of other booking conditions such as minimum number of participants. 4. Cancellations and booking amendments are allowed without extra charge, up to 5 working days before the scheduled booking date. Working days are Monday-Friday, 10.00am 05.30pm. 5. No more amendments will be allowed within 5 days of the scheduled booking. Cancellations during this period will be treated as a no-show and be charged accordingly.

(No-shows and Punctuality)

6. If a class does not show up for the scheduled booking, it will be treated as a no-show. There will be a penalty charge amounting to the course fee for a paid programme, or $50 in case of a free programme, as resources will already have been mobilised for the programme. 7. If a class is late for more than 30 minutes without notification, it will be treated as a no-show and the class will be cancelled. 8. Should a class arrive late for a programme, Science Centre may, at its discretion, grant an extension of time for the completion of the programme, or modify/omit programme segments to ensure that the programme finishes within the allocated time slot. 9. If individual participants show up late for a programme that has already begun, Science Centre reserves the right of denying admission in order to avoid undue disruption of the programme. Such a case will be treated as a no-show. 10. Should unforeseen circumstances result in Science Centre starting the programme late, the entirety of the programme will be delivered.

(Changes of Terms & Conditions)

11. Science Centre may revise these Terms & Conditions at any time. Science Centres interpretation of any Terms & Conditions is binding.

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For enquiries, please email cradle@science.edu.sg or call 6425 2715 http://www.science.edu.sg/cradle


Science Centre Singapore 15 Science Centre Road Singapore 609081
Tel: 6425 2500 Fax: 6565 9533 http://www.science.edu.sg

All information in this brochure is correct at time of printing. Please check our website for latest updates.