Microscopy with Leica Microsystems (SEA) Pte Ltd
How do you get children to be excited about science? Just ask Leica Microsystems (SEA) Pte Ltd!
On December 18, 2017 (Monday), about 20 volunteers from the company, which specialises in microscopes and microscopy imaging equipment for medical, scientific and industrial use, brought several microscopes from their office to BASIC Student Care Centre (Ang Mo Kio), where they conducted an engaging and interesting activity with our children.
During the hour, about 30 children were split into three groups and rotated between looking through the microscopes, gathering living and non-living things from the grass patch outside of the centre, and playing games.
The volunteers patiently taught the children how to use the microscopes, before the children took turns at the microscopes under their guidance. Computer screens were also set up next to the microscopes, so that those who were waiting for their turns, could also have a glimpse of what their peers were looking at.
Thank you very much Leica Microsystems (SEA) Ptd Ltd for spending a wonderful afternoon with our children! We certainly hope that this activity would boost the children’s interest in science.