Overview of Science Society
Are you ready to be mesmerised? Fascinated? Mind-boggled? Well you’ve come to the right place. With science, liquid isn’t always a liquid, dark things can glow, and water “bottles” are edible. Sounds cool? Well, then Science Society is just the CCA for you – you’ll be able try out all these awesome experiments! We know chemical reactions that reduce to joy. Don’t just watch them on Youtube! Try them out yourself, right here in Science Society! As long as it’s within our safety regulations and budget, we’re sure to carry it out. With our many experiments, workshops and escape room that you will get to experience during CCA sessions, you won’t be able to leave without exciting memories of explosions, thermochromic slime, and other snapchat-bonus videos.
Is there something about your CCA you and your fellow members think most people are unaware of that you feel needs to be shared to them?
Interestingly enough, the CCA name “Science Society” is the most misleading part about our CCA. What do you think of when the words “Science Society” come to mind? What do you think we do in Science Society? If past year papers, sharings on scientific developments and online lectures on haematological malignancies and quantum physics are what popped into your mind, we understand. We are in fact, contrary to popular belief, a fun CCA. We spend most of our sessions carrying out hands on experiments, planning events which center around these experiments, or playing games. Admittedly, some experiments fall flat, but nonetheless the fun ones definitely make up for them! Our events also involve external outreach, which are sure to contribute well to your portfolio, even for scholarship applications!
How often do you have your trainings?
Our Regular sessions
When: Every Friday, 4.30 – 6.00pm
Where: Science and Technology Centre [S&T] Synthese lab
Would you like to give us a glimpse of what trainings are usually like?
In the words of my senior, and his seniors before him, every Friday, the greatest minds in VJC (that’s us) gather at the high-tech Science and Technology Centre (Synthese lab) from 4.30 to 6.00pm. Equipped with expensive spectrometers, 3D printers, and easy access to cliche lab apparatus, that’s 90 minutes of scientific empowerment. Unleash your creativity with tools you’d otherwise never get to use. Think about it, that also means only 90 minutes of your precious time every week. Furthermore, it’s on a Friday, so why not relax a little after the hectic school week? Also, do feel free to approach some of the Science Soc seniors who will be around to ask for any pointers/help! We’re really friendly and helpful people, and seniors give really good insights, trust me. They’re also really good moral support.
Any additional information to take note of?
What We Do
As mentioned above, we do not do past year papers or mug for Olympiad competitions. What we do is up to the EXCO’s discretion, but mostly, we conduct hands on science experiments and engage in almost anything we want to do (as long as it is safe). There is little restriction, so just let your creativity and scientific brain juice flow! Of course, for those of you who need a more solid summary of what we do, here you go!
- Science experiments
- Work on our creativity and come up with things we want to do
- Organise various workshops for others
- Plan and host VJC’s very own escape room
- Internal bonding events
Do read below for more exact details on what we do:
- VJC Science Challenge (Planned by J2s)
Look out for the upcoming escape room in 2018: The Litost!
- VJC Science Week (Planned by J2s)
VJ’s science exhibition held in conjunction with other science CCAs in the school. It goes hand in hand with promotion for Science Challenge. Here, we showcase experiments to our fellow Victorians, letting them indulge a little in the fascination of science.
- VCA Science Explore (Planned by J2s, J1s provide manpower)
Workshops for lower secondary students from our VCA family, Victoria School and Cedar Girls’ Secondary School.
- East Zone Science Carnival (Planned and conducted by J1s)
Workshops for kids from various schools around Singapore.
- End of the year workshop (Planned and conducted by J1s)
Workshop typically held at NLB or Marine Parade CC. Target group and size is all up to EXCO’s discretion, or the CCA’s preference.
- March Holiday camp
Day camp during the march holidays full of fun and games.
- St John’s Island 3D2N camp
A once in a lifetime, highly subsidised camp on a remote island. There will be lots of time to chill and get to know your fellow members. Don’t worry though, there’s wifi, air conditioning, and comfy mattresses.
More about Science Society
We’re just a bunch of kids who aren’t afraid of making a mess and who love trying out new things with what we have. (We blew non-bursting bubbles in the lab once, oops.) Of course, the adults aren’t always happy about it, but hey, we clean up after that, or at least try to.
In a Nutshell
To the incoming batch of juniors who will be busy pondering over the issue of CCA selection, what words would you give to those who may be keen on entering your CCA family?
If you do decide to join Science Soc, look forward to younger kids being mesmerised by your demonstrations and having fun with the experiments that YOU plan for them! Do also look forward to your batch mates and juniors wrangling their way through the escape room that YOU created. And most importantly, look forward to many many explosions. So come join us, we want to know you better!
Ho Wan Xi, 17S45