[Media Coverage] Science Buskers Festival 2016 – Auditions

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Did you know that when you put a glass rod inside glass jar containing glycerin, it will disappear? Or that you can poke through your take away tea bag with a pencil, without it being spilled? All these and many more ‘magic’ science tricks were show-cased in the auditions of the Science Buskers Festival 2016, organised by A*STAR and Singapore Science Center between 25th and 27th May 2016.

Enthusiastic school students from 78 Primary schools, 42 Secondary schools and 18 tertiary schools/open category formed 138 teams and demonstrated their cool science experiments to woo judges to select them for the grand finals.

The experiments were judged based on the following three categories:

  • Science communication, their ability to communicate science accurately in everyday language
  • Showmanship, the level of ‘wow’ factor in their experiments, and their ability to engage, interest and excite the audience.
  • Setup, Costume, Overall look and feel

The busking talents of the teams were brilliant and the judges had a hard time short listing the finalists who will proceed to the finals that will be held at Vivo City on 16th and 17th of July. The 34 teams selected are as below:

Primary Category

Stage Name School Name
Card Wars Anglo Chinese School (Primary)
Meherdeep & Karthikeyan Bukit View Primary School
Rainbow Minds Cantonment Primary School
Crazy Innovators CHIJ (Our Lady Queen of Peace)
Monsters J.R. CHIJ (Our Lady Queen of Peace)
Snip-Snap CHIJ (Our Lady Queen of Peace)
The Terrific Three CHIJ (Our Lady Queen of Peace)
Awesome Scientists Chua Chu Kang Primary School
Magnet Expert Chua Chu Kang Primary School
Limited Edition Scientists Rosyth School
Creative Potato St.Anthony’s Primary School
The Masterminds St.Anthony’s Primary School
YCK Buskers Yio Chu Kang Primary School
Pick On Me Yumin Primary School

Secondary Category

Stage Name School Name
Buskerteers Anglo – Chinese School (International)
Avengirls Beatty Secondary School
IA2 Beatty Secondary School
Destalow Bowen Secondary School
Team YJ Canberra Secondary School
Magic Drinking Cup CHIJ Secondary
Light Bulb Hua Yi Secondary School
Water Challenge Madrasah Al-Ma’arif Al-Islamiah
Alpha Blockheads North Vista Secondary School
Water benders Punggol Secondary School
Dream in a Bottle St.Joseph’s Institution
Sonic Suspension St.Joseph’s Institution

Tertiary/ Open Category

Stage Name School Name
Our Kidneys ITE College East
Sujat Healers ITE College East
The Lentils ITE College East
The Germbusters ITE College East
Sarah Temasek Polytechnic
The Three Musketeers Temasek Polytechnic
HID Colours Temasek Polytechnic
Yao Min N.A.

Want to catch the Science Buskers Festival live in action?

Come to Vivocity Level 1 on 16th and 17th of July for the Grand Finals.

You will also get a chance to vote for your favorite teams!

For more information please visit:

http://www.science.edu.sg/events/Pages/ScienceBuskersFestival.aspx

https://www.facebook.com/sciencebuskers/

 

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