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Science in Motion

21 May

Math Arena will be conducting an experimental learning program: Science in Motion, on 25th May 2014 (Sunday). The key objective of this program is to draw students’ curiosity and abilities into a proper experiment class where they learn and utilize experimental skills to discover science concepts themselves, as well as to answer conceptual questions with proper techniques.
bar magnets1. Magnetism and electricity play important roles in our daily lives. Both are also closely related in many useful applications we see every day. Learn how you can magnetize a steel rule with 3 magnetic poles and use a magnetic north pole to attract another magnetic north pole. Charging and supporting a small battery unit becomes an easy feat when you understand how and why certain liquids and solutions are able to produce an electrical current, just like an electrical cell.

 

electromagnetismo2. Energy comes in several forms, one of which is heat. See how heat can be connected to some complex science phenomenon. Observe and explain why we can use our wet fingers to extinguish a candle’s flame without feeling much heat sensation on your fingers. Trace the knowledge you have to further depths using concepts taught in school to explain such phenomenon beyond the school syllabus.
Boiling Point3. Force and pressure can help us do work and hence, are also linked to forms of energy. Watch what you can do to ice and water at pressure lower than ambient pressure. There are several experiments you can perform related to atmospheric pressure!

 

Refer-to-a-Friend Discount!  Each participating student will receive a 10% discount.

Sneak-Peek Discount!  Students who have joined our March sneak peek on 2nd March will receive a 15% discount each.

 

Gross Fee: $110

Date, Time, Venue: 25th May 2014, 3 pm to 6 pm @ Math Arena

 

Students will be required to hands-on the experiments themselves and discuss answers on worksheets with their classmates in groups. Exams aside, a good learning habit is crucial to every student’s development in the future. Exams are merely complements to the learning journeys, putting part of their skills to the test. We want students to never stop learning given their strong passion in the science fields.

 

Should you have further query regarding the Science in Motion program, please do not hesitate to call us (6783 3218 / 6781 9325 / 8121 6628) during our office hours (Tuesdays to Fridays 4 – 9 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9am – 5 pm).

Develop your child’s ability to learn skills and knowledge that will last long in his or her learning journey. Discover Science in Motion at Math Arena today!

Latest Update : Afternoon Mentoring and Exam Preparation

17 Apr

Dear Parents and Pupils,

In view of your requests for additional coaching sessions in preparation for the coming exams, Math Arena will be making our afternoon mentoring sessions available on more afternoons. You can now come in on:

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Time: 4pm to 5.30pm

Subjects: Primary syllabus Math; Secondary syllabus Math; Secondary syllabus Science

Fee: $50/session for Primary level ; $60/session for Secondary level

$25/session for pupils who are already in our Semester weekly classes

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Pupils are strongly encouraged to bring the “nagging” questions to us so that our trainers can clarify all your doubts before they “snowball”.

These mentoring sessions are available by prior arrangement only. Please call our admin at 6783 3218/6781 9325 to register for a minimum of 4 sessions.

Email us!

 

Mentoring Session Dates

Tuesdays       April 22, 29, May 6, 20

Wednesdays     April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21

Thursdays     April 17, 24, May 8, 15, 22

Fridays          April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23

Science in Motion March Holiday Program — 20th and 21st March 2014

17 Feb

Learn science concepts through experiments and strengthen your foundation in Science.

P5 & P6 Science in Motion
Date:20-21 March
Time: 10am-1pm
Fee: $240

Sec 1 & 2 Science in Motion
Date:20-21 March
Time: 2-5pm
Fee: $240

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Attend the sneak peek workshop this Sunday, 2 March from 3 pm to 5 pm and enjoy 15% discount for the Science in Motion March Holiday program. Let’s learn Science the FUN way!

2013 Year End Holiday Program Highlights!

28 Oct

Looking for Head-Start enrichment or syllabus classes for your child? Our November – December Holiday Program provides classes to prepare your child for the upcoming academic year!

November 18 to December 20, Mondays to Fridays

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Check out our Year-End Holiday Schedule at Math Arena now!

 

 

Dear Parents,

Time flies. Days pass us by quickly. The holidays are almost upon us again. This means, it is time for fun and joy for our precious ones!

We are excited to invite you to participate in our Year End Holiday Programme. As always, our holiday programme is designed to bring passion in learning, inspiration in achieving, …. to your child.

PSLE A* Achievers

This course is a head-start class for P5 pupils going to P6 next year. Before the busy P6 year begins, they can start to learn skills to handle higher-order challenging problems during the holidays.

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Fusion Math

This enrichment course is meant for students who are keen to take on advanced learning in Mathematics, as well as to build a strong foundation in topics in line with Mathematics competitions.  Students will learn essential skills which are eventually useful for them as they tackle problems involving mathematical thinking.

Fusion Math P6

This programme is designed to enhance Math Olympiad skills in pupils who are interested to take part in the Singapore Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools (SMOPS) competition at the age of 12. This competition is organised by Hwa Chong Institution.

Fusion Math S1 / IP Mathematics

This course comprises two modules which cover the prominent topics in the lower secondary Mathematics/IP Mathematics (Integrated Programme) syllabus such as algebra and analytical geometry.  Click here to find out more about this course.

IQ Mathematics

14765This programme is meant for the younger ones (ages 6 – 8) to acquire numerical skills in a fun and lively way.  We have IQ quizzes to enhance pupils’ Mathematical intelligence and flexibility in thinking; hands-on activities to make math concrete and realistic, to understand geometric shapes and handle computations.

Science Program

Science classes are available for Primary 3 to 6 students. Our strength is in the content and delivery of the lessons in an engaging manner. Hands-on experiments will be carried out during holidays to build up pupils’ experimental knowledge.

DSA Advanced Science P6

This course is offered to students who wish to advance their learning in the Sciences.  Click here to find out more about the MOE DSA-Sec (Direct School Admission) Exercise.

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At Math Arena, the content of the DSA Advanced Science course is divided into 3 phases:

Phase 1: 2013 Year-End Holiday Program (5 lessons)

Phase 2: 2014 Semester 1 Weekly Class (11 lessons)

Phase 3: 2014 June Holiday Program (5 lessons)

Interested to sign up for our weekly classes in the next academic semester?  Check out our lesson schedule for 2014 Semester 1!

Should you have any further query regarding registration or lesson schedule, please feel free to call us at 6783 3218 / 6781 9325 / 8121 6628 (SMS) or send email to us.

Solution to Weekly Prized Science Hub Challenge (19 October)

1 Nov

As a kitchen utensil specialist in IQEA, Lily intends to create a cooking pot which is able to cook food at a rapid rate. She then investigates two cooking pots made of the same material. She puts water and a piece of carrot into the pots, covers them with lids, and turns on the stove.

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(a) Besides material of the cooking pots, which other variables should be kept constant to ensure the fairness of this experiment? Give 5 options.

ANSWER

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1. The volume of water (which is sufficient to cover the carrot)
2. The mass of carrot
3. The temperature of stove
4. The length of metal plate of stove
5. The thickness of pot

(b) Based on your hypothesis, which carrot would be cooked at a faster rate? Explain why.

ANSWER

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Carrot in Set-Up B would be cooked the fastest.
The reason is because the base of cooking pot B provides greater surface area in direct contact with metal plate of the stove. It allows cooking pot B to gain heat from the stove the fastest and helps the carrot to be cooked the fastest.

EXPLANATION

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Set-Up A has lesser surface area in direct contact with the stove due to the presence of gapson its base.

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COMMON MISTAKE

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Set-Up B has more surface area than Set-Up A.

:idea: Set-up B has less exposed surface area to the heat than Set-Up A does. But it has more surface area in direct contact with the stove compared to Set-Up A.

(c) However, after a while, Lily finds out that the carrots from both setups are still half-cooked. Besides increasing the hotness of stove, what can she do to increase the rate of cooking? Explain.

ANSWER #1

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By keeping the mass of carrot from each setup constant, she can chop off the carrots into smaller pieces. It aims to increase the exposed surface area of carrot with the surrounding boiling water. Thus, heat from water can be gained faster to increase the rate of carrots’ cooking.

EXPLANATION

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The differences between “surface area in direct contact with” and“exposed surface area” are :

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ANSWER #2

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She can either use a pot which is made of better conductor of heat oruse a thinner pot. Hence, heat can be transferred from the stove to the water and carrot at a faster rate, allowing the carrot to be cooked faster.

COMMON MISTAKE

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In daily life, decreasing the volume of water may help to increase the temperature of water at a faster rate, allowing the carrot to be cooked in a shorter duration of time.

However, in this case the carrot is just nicely submerged in the water (look at the diagram above)Reducing the volume of water may not soak the carrot completely. Although the water boils faster, the carrot will not be cooked evenly.

If you need more assistance in solving the questions, please feel free to either send a private message or to post in our Facebook page: Science Hub on Facebook

Question from Weekly Prized Science Hub Challenge (19 October)

19 Oct

Question from Weekly Prized Science Hub Challenge (19 October)

Closing Date: 31 October 2012

As a kitchen utensil specialist in IKEA, Lily intends to create a cooking pot which is able to cook food at a rapid rate. She then investigates two cooking pots

 made of the same material. She puts water and a piece of carrot into the pots, covers them with lids, and turns on the stove.

(a) Besides material of the cooking pots, which other variables should be kept constant to ensure the fairness of this experiment? Give 5 options.
(b) Based on your hypothesis, which carrot would be cooked at a faster rate? Explain why.
(c) However, after a while, Lily finds out that the carrots from both setups are still half-cooked. Besides increasing the hotness of stove, what can she do to increase the rate of cooking? Explain.

Photo: WEEKLY PRIZED SCIENCE HUB CHALLENGE 2012(Post your answer by 31 October 2012)As a kitchen utensil specialist in IKEA, Lily intends to create a cooking pot which is able to cook food at a rapid rate. She then investigates two cooking pots made of the same material. She puts water and a piece of carrot into the pots, covers them with lids, and turns on the stove.  (a) Besides material of the cooking pots, which other variables should be kept constant to ensure the fairness of this experiment? Give 5 options.(b) Based on your hypothesis, which carrot would be cooked at a faster rate? Explain why.(c) However, after a while, Lily finds out that the carrots from both setups are still half-cooked. Besides increasing the hotness of stove, what can she do to increase the rate of cooking? Explain.