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Virtual Holiday Camp

Need to keep your kids engaged during these holidays under RMCO?

Join our virtual holiday camp for an interactive, hands-on and seriously fun way to learn STEM concepts.

With Awesome Weekly Themes And A Different Project Every Day, All Designed To Get Our Learners To Think, Be Creative And Engage With Our Instructors, So They Get The Most Of Their Time On The Screen With Us.

Ocean Week

3 – 7 August

Moovin & Groovin

10 – 14 August

Budding Builders

17 – 21 August

Messy Fun

24 – 28 August

(incl. of materials & delivery)

Ocean Week

Class Time : 10am or 2.30pm (1.5 hours/session)

Play Sand (Monday)

Explore the science behind the interesting texture of play sand with its unusual consistency and fun movements. Learn how to make your own colorful, moldable sand that never dries out for never ending play!

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup corn starch
  • 1 tbsp cream of tartar
  • 4 tbsp of water
  • Food Colouring
  • ½ cup measuring cup
  • 1 tbsp measuring spoon
  • Large bowl
  • Whisk

Slick Solution (Tuesday)

Oil spills are messy business which pollutes the river ecosystem.

Find out how to build a containment system that can save our oceans and explore the challenges associated with cleaning up an oil spill using minimal resources.

  • 1pc Rectangle transparent container
  • 4pcs sponges ((Size :1 dish sponge cut into 8pcs)           
  • 6pcs cotton balls
  • 10pcs Toothpicks
  • 100gm Cocoa powder
  • 200ml Cooking oil – 200 ml
  • 5pcs Jumbo craft stick
  • Scissors
  • Cello tape
  • Wiping Cloth    
  • Plastic bowl

Sail Boat (Wednesday)

Set your sails and harness the wind with your own sail boat!

Even if you live nowhere near a lake or ocean, you will get to do some sailing in this science activity as you build your own mini sailboat. But first, you have to make sure your boat doesn’t capsize! Are you up for the challenge?

  • 1pc Styrofoam board (15cm x 9cm)
  • 4pcs Popsicle sticks
  • 3pcs Straws
  • 1pc Dowel Rod 
  • 1pc Plastic sheet (15cm x 15cm)
  • 1pc Crepe Paper (15cm x 15cm)
  • 1pc Impra board (9cm x 9cm))
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Table fan
  • Measuring tape
  • Tape

Goin Fishing (Thursday)

Lets go fishing! Explore the challenges faced by environmental engineers and learn how to design a net that allows them to safely catch fish but not endangered animals.

  • 1 Jumbo plastic cup cover
  • 1 Jumbo craft stick
  • 1pc Net
  • 1pc Rubber band
  • 3pcs Sea turtle cut outs
  • 7-10 Fish biscuits
  • 1pc Ziplock bag
  • 1pc Wipe Cloth
  • 1pc Food container
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Diving For Treasure (Friday)

Sometimes, buried treasure isn’t found on an island but in a dark cavern far below the ocean’s surface. Let’s explore and learn how to devise ways to dive deep into the ocean to retrieve buried treasure.

  • 1pc Clay (Thumb size)   
  • 1pc Small bendable straw
  • 2pcs Paper clips
  • 1pc Plastic bottle with cap
  • 10pcs Rubber band
  • Scissors
  • Cloth
  • Big transparent container or cup

Moovin & Groovin

Class Time : 10am or 2.30pm (1.5 hours/session)

Balloon Rocket (Monday)

Lets blast off off to the skies!  Learn about action and reaction with this balloon that shoots off like a rocket propelled by pressure.

  • 3pc Balloons
  • 3pcs Straws
  • 2pc string (10 feet length)
  • 1pc Permanent marker
  • Scissors
  • Cello tape
  • Glue

Zipline (Tuesday)

Zip, zip, zip right down the zipline!  Understand how friction, gravity, and mass affect the speed at which an object can travel. Design and craft a carrier for your zipline, make improvements to the design, and complete challenges to create a safe, yet thrilling zipline ride.

  • 3 straws
  • 3 pipe cleaners
  • Paper cup (Normal Size)
  • Paper cup (Mini size)    
  • Paper clip
  • 2 washers
  • 2 half sheets of cardstock
  • 1 milkshake straw
  • 1 zipline string (2 meters long)
  • 1 ping pong ball
  • Hole Punch
  • Stop Watch
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Need for Speed (Wednesday)

Gentlemen start your engines! This race to the finish requires speed and acceleration. Build your champion racer well while exploring mechanical and electrical engineering concepts.

  • 2 dowel rods
  • 2 straws
  • 1 pcs jumbo crafts sticks
  • 2 pairs of wheels (bottle cap)
  • 1 pc Battery connector
  • 2 pcs electrical wires 
  • 1 pc DC motor
  • 1 pc 3 cm steel wire
  • 2 pulleys
  • 5 x small rubber bands
  • 9v battery
  • 1 x switch
  • 1 x 6 cm x 11 cm plastic board
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Helicopter (Thursday)

The distinctive sound of approaching helicopters will often send kids running to find the huge machine flying through the air. Lets make a model helicopter and discover how revolving rotors create propulsion and lift to help it fly.

  • 1pc Foam sheet (A5 size)
  • 1pc Paper (A5 size)       
  • 1pc Index card (A5 size)
  • 1pc Propeller
  • 1pc 4.5” Wood stick
  • 1pc Rubber band
  • 2pcs Paper clip
  • 1 Printed Helicopter template
  • Scissors
  • Cello tape
  • Markers

Ship (Friday)

Ships ahoy! Sail away with us on a journey of discovery. Explore the ideas of buoyancy through experimentation with shapes and weights and experience the challenges of designing a ship!

1st design

  • 2 Plastic sheets (35cm length 20cm width)
  • 1 Skewers
  • 1 Paper clip
  • 1 Cloth

 

2nd design (Container ship)

  • 2 plastic sheets (35cm length 20cm width)
  • Scissors
  • Cello tape

Budding Builders

Class Time : 10am or 2.30pm (1.5 hours/session)

Boomerang Can (Monday)

The magical property of a boomerang is its ability to return to the thrower. Lets explore the wonders of a different type of boomerang toy – a Boomerang Can! Learn the basic concepts of kinetic and potential energy as we create and investigate this unique and magical toy

  • 1pc Plastic Container
  • 2pcs Toothpick
  • 2pc Steel Hex Nut
  • 1pc Thick rubberband

Balloon Car (Tuesday)

Ready, get set, go! Create a device that uses air pressure in propelling a small car that will show you how driving or resisting forces act on the wheel and axle. Find a friend to build these balloon cars together and have a race to the finish line. Whose car will finish first?

  • 2pcs Balloon
  • 4pcs Bottle caps
  • 2pcs Wooden skewers  
  • 2pcs Straws
  • 1pc Mounting board (2.5” x 5.5”)
  • Scissors
  • Cello tape
  • Balloon pump

Periscope (Wednesday)

You can’t see around corners… or can you? In this activity find out how, carefully placed mirrors change the path light takes twice, making it possible to look over walls, around corners and even behind you – all without being seen. Investigate how light travels in a straight line and can be reflected by a mirror by making your very own periscope.

  • 4 cardboards 20 cm (length) 8-10 cm (width) each
  • 2 small square mirrors  
  • Glue
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • Ruler

Paper Cup Phone (Thursday)

Step back in time and use some old-fashioned technology to make a string phone while learning basic ideas about the science of sound and vibrations. A simple paper cup phone works by transmitting sound vibrations along a tightly-pulled string.

  • 2 paper cups
  • 20 feet of string, yarn or thread
  • A sharpened pencil or sewing needle
  • 2 paper clips

Marble Maze (Friday)

Be a-maze-d! Create your very own marble maze and have fun learning how other forces affect the speed of objects in motion! Test how the degree of angle impacts your marble, ultimately you will hear the resounding plop sound as your marble reaches the plastic cup finish line in the least seconds possible.

Base (choose at least 1)

  • Paper plates
  • Shoebox cover
  • Pizza box
  • Cardboard sheet (at least W 30cm x L 30cm)
  • Pizza box

Marble & Ball (Choose ar least 1)

  • Marble
  • Pom Pom
  • Ping Pong Ball
  • Aluminium sheet squashed tightly into a ball

Adhesive (any or all)

  • Glue stick
  • Clear tape
  • Double sided tape
  • Liquid glue

Maze Materials (Choose at least 1)

  • 2cm x 10cm strips of thick paper (eg. construction paper, old magazine pages, aluminium foil) 
  • Straws
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Satay sticks
  • Short pencils or colour pencils
  • Q-tips
  • Pencil
  • Scissors (adult can pre-prepare and cut paper strips)
  • Ruler
  • Paper

Messy Fun

Class Time : 10am or 2.30pm (1.5 hours/session)

Slime (Monday)

Lets get hands-on with some ooey, gooey and squishy fun! Find out how to manipulate the material properties of glue with different solutions and processes for an awesome learning experience!

  • ⅛ cup of white glue
  • Food colouring
  • Shaving foam               
  • 2 Tsp of water
  • Contact lens solution
  • Bowl
  • Spoon

Stressball/Oobleck (Tuesday)

Why is it so hard to get out of quicksand? Is it a solid? Is it a liquid? Can it be both? In this activity, you will make a substance that is similar to quicksand, but much more fun. Play around with it and find out how it acts differently from a normal liquid and a normal solid.

  • ½ cup Corn starch
  • 1/8 cup Water
  • 2pc Balloon
  • 1 Tray
  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Funnel
  • 1 Spoon                                               
  • 1 Wipe cloth

Playdough (Wednesday)

Do you love making things? Would you like to make ANYTHING and EVERYTHING your mind can imagine? You can do it with playdough! You can create anything from playdough “snakes” to pretend cookies to stop-motion animation.

  • Wheat flour
  • Salt
  • Warm Water

Optional Ingredients

  • Cooking Oil
  • Food Colouring
  • Measuring cups (1/4 cup and 1/8 cup sizes)
  • Measuring spoons (tablespoon and teaspoon)
  • 2 bowls or containers for mixing
  • Spoon or spatula
  • Cloth for cleaning up
  • Newspaper or table cloth for ease of cleaning up

Foaming Fun (Thursday)

Everybody loves bubbles! But what are they actually? Liquid? Gas?  Experiment with chemical reactions and find out what triggers the fizz to foam or bubble!

  • Any kind of liquid soap 
  • Water  
  • Food colouring (optional)
  • Rubber band
  • Clear plastic bottle
  • A small piece of cloth   
  • A bowl

Lemon Volcano (Friday)

Lemons are not only for lemonade, but can provide an eruption of fun. Understand basic chemical engineering concepts with this colourful and enjoyable experiment.

  • 2 Lemons
  • 3 tablespoon Baking Soda
  • 2 tablespoon Food coloring
  • 2 tablespoon Dish soap or washing detergent
  • 2 Plastic spoon or Craft stick
  • 1 Tray
  • 1 Cup
  • 3 Spoons for food colouring, soap and baking soda
  • 1 Knife (For parents to remove lemon core. Not needed for experiment)
Technical Setup

We will be running this online class via Zoom, a relatively easy-to-use video conferencing app. We are exercising best practices with respect to security. Rest assured, we are applying best practices in utilising Zoom to ensure security during our class. You can connect to Zoom on your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. If you don’t already have Zoom on your selected device, you can download it here: https://zoom.us/

We will email / whatsapp meeting details a day before the class, and a reminder about 30 minutes before the class, so please do keep an eye out for our messages! Our instructor will be online and ready to assist with set up 30 minutes before the class. Please try to log in to Zoom 5 minutes before the scheduled class time so we can start the class on time, and please allocate at least 60 mins for this activity.

Virtual Holiday Camp Registration

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Please sign up for the virtual holiday camp by completing this form and making payment to secure a spot.