Singapore Science Centre Exhibition

Singapore Science Centre Exhibition

About the Exhibition

“Earth: Our Untamed Planet” aims to create a greater awareness and appreciation of the Earth Sciences in Singapore, especially among students from primary to pre-university levels. The exhibit also demonstrates Singapore’s commitment to Earth Science research that will primarily benefit hazard-prone countries in the region. Finally, the exhibit showcases new scientific contributions by EOS scientists and their Singapore and international partners.

This multi-stakeholder initiative uses the strengths and talents of a broad spectrum of educators in secondary schools, administration, higher education, science centre, and research institution to design educational materials and workshops for students and teachers. These will broaden learning opportunities for this permanent exhibit, breaking down the barriers between in-classroom and free-choice learning.

What's in it?

Section 1: History of our Universe

The exhibition begins with a timeline of the universe from the Big Bang to the formation of the solar system, emphasizing  the insignificance of human-time and -space scales in comparison to the age and size of our planet. Visitors then embark on a journey to the centre of the Earth entering a crack in a huge quadrant of the globe to photosexplore the composition and deep structure of our planet.

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Section 2: Dynamic Atmosphere

A dynamic atmosphere features the “Typhoon Chamber”, a wind simulator in which visitors can actually feel the power of a hurricane.  The main components of Singapore’s weather and  the role of the Sun are presented in this area. The Sun’s heat, unequal at the poles and at the equator, is the driver of massive atmospheric events like storms, cyclones and typhoons.


Section 3: Earth under our feet

A review of Singapore's geology and tectonic history surrounds the exhibit "Science on a Sphere", a floating animated globe that displays several environmental and geological processes.

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Section 4: Tsunamis

Visitors are then invited to learn more about tsunamis including the infamous catastrophes that struck the Indian Ocean shores in 2004 and Japan in 2011. They can witness the formation of a tsunami in the "tsunami-factory". Several sedimentological features of tsunami deposits such as the presence of typical micro-fossils are presented.




Scientists use these features to unravel paleo-history of catastrophic events.

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Section 5: Volcanoes

In the volcano section, visitors observe the inner structure and magmatic chamber of the Mayon volcano, one of EOS Lab Volcanoes. The volcanic neighbourhood of Singapore is detailed, and visitors learn more about various volcano-monitoring techniques.

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Section 6: Earthquakes

A comprehensive description of the Sunda megathrust illustrates plate tectonics and earthquakes in Southeast Asia. A slice of a real coral from Sumatra shows how scientists use paleo-seismology and coral studies to investigate past seismic events.

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Section 7: Living with an Untamed Planet

The final section of the exhibition highlights society's need for adaptation to live with an untamed planet. Several ways to mitigate natural hazards are presented, including an exhibit that illustrates the basic principles of earthquake-safe building. 'Singaporeans at the Frontline' encourages citizens to document their eyewitness accounts of natural disasters.

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