Have you ever wondered what these myriad bugs are up to, as they busily flit, glide and crawl around on some urgent secret mission? What actually is their daily agenda? If only we could get a sneak peek into their logbooks to glean what’s going on in the secret life of the bugs.
At Tinker Fest, curious children and parents armed with a camera, selfie stick and macro clip-on lenses stepped into the Eco Garden at Science Centre Singapore to seek answers to such questions and more!!!
They had a whale of a time looking for bugs. They used the Macro Clip-On Lenses and captured zoomed in pictures of them and their environments. Nature looks so different up close! They were enthralled by the intricate patterns and designs they discovered.
Once they had a picture that inspired them (which was after many many clicks) they trooped indoors to create bugs of their own. As they got messy with the materials giggling over their creations, something magical took shape.
Empathy – care and compassion is a foundational 21 Century capability, one critical for happiness and success in an increasingly complex, automation-driven world. Our children will need to be skilled at connecting with unsolved, tough-to-solve human and social problems, they will need to collaborate extensively with others, respecting and working with the diverse perspectives that different people bring.
Experiences like the Secret Life of Bugs help in nurturing Empathy. Children reveled in the joy of demystifying the bugs around them and getting to know them more closely. Our little sleuths not just solved a few mysteries but developed a connection with these tiny creatures.
Would you like to unravel such mysteries too? How about visiting the Tinker Fest at Science Centre Singapore? Or simply do-it-yourself at home with your child. All you need is a phone, a selfie stick, a macro clip on lense and some curiosity. Come join the revolution… Tinker and spread the Joy of Learning.