Being a Mineralogist

Monkey boy examining a rock

Monkey boy examining a rock

 

Experimenting and researching are what the kids enjoy doing. All of them love Science and would grab any chance they could have to adorn the white Scientist coat.

It is really cool to see the kids eyes light up when they realised that they could take part in the session and get up and close with the minerals on display.

Tiger girl having a go as a Mineralogist

Tiger girl having a go as a Mineralogist

The kids had a chance to work in a “lab” during the ArtScienceMuseum  tour they had during the school holidays. It was interesting for them to learn more about the different minerals that they were presented that day.

Tiger girl looking on as Doggie boy examines a rock

Tiger girl looking on as Doggie boy examines a rock

 

Many shiny stones come from dull rocks which are polished so that they shine.  Diamonds are the most common ones which we see in the shops. However there are many other minerals which are equally stunning once they are polished.

Doggie boy doing a close up examination

Doggie boy doing a close up examination

All of them had fun being a mineralogist during the session and could work with different materials each.

It is great that there are hands-on segments in many different museums in Singapore. The kids here are really spoiled for choice with the range they can select from.

Are there hands on segments for kids in the local museums? 

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