Leave a Nest Singapore has concluded their first phase of ONE earth science workshops for school students with a robotics themed workshop. This workshop was implemented at Waseda Shibuya High School on the 9th of December. The contents of the workshop was presented and created by Mr Siva who is a member of Leave a Nest Singapore, who has a master degree in mechanical engineering.
We hosted 17 high school students who are in the science stream and they showed strong interest in the workshop theme.
In this workshop, students were given the task to build a robotic arm out of everyday materials such as cardboard and glue according to the instruction manual that they are given. Throughout the building phase students had to brainstorm and decide how to position the connection of the robot arm in order to enable the maximum reach and length movement of the completed ‘robotic’ arm.
The second part of the workshop consisted of attaching syringes as the mechanism to enable movement of the arms through fluid mechanics. Students were able to experiment with different types of elements with different levels of viscosity which they also wrote down their observations on the worksheet too.
In the final part of the workshop a magnet was attached to the end of the robotic arm. Students had to compete with each other within their groups for the fastest timing to pick up magnetic objects like paper clips and staple bullets by controlling the robotic arm with the syringes.
If your school is looking for Science Workshops contents for students, please feel free to contact Leave a Nest Singapore. Also, for corporates who are interested in sponsoring these workshops for schools, please reach out to us as well!