Petrosains Online Learning
We believe that discovering and learning can take place at any time and anywhere. Our team has put together some unique and fun activities you and your loved ones can do side-by-side. Go on – try it out!
Thermal Powered Flower
Sometimes on a nice clear day and there is a special event nearby, we can see something special in the sky.. a hot air balloon! Have you ever wondered how a hot air balloon works? How does it get up there?Learn More
The surface of a sundial has markings for each hour of daylight. As the Sun moves across the sky, another part of the sundial casts a shadow on these markings. The position of the shadow shows what time it is.Learn More
The technology of lighting has been developed to give light a meaning, transforming spaces by giving them a lit atmosphere and to give beauty to a scene.Learn More
Underweight vs Overweight and its Relation to COVID-19
Abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. However, obese individuals differ not only according to the degree of excess fat, which they store, but also in the regional distribution of the fat within the body.Learn More
How Respiratory Illness Harm The Body
If you think you are exposed to COVID-19 and developed a fever, cough, sore throat, or body aches, stay home and avoid other people.Learn More
Aeroponic Plant in Space
NASA is looking at ways to provide astronauts with nutrients in a long-lasting, easily absorbed form – freshly grown fresh fruits and vegetables. The challenge is how to do that in a closed environment without sunlight or Earth’s gravity?Learn More
Environmental Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 has affected many people across the world. So, many countries have implemented quarantine order to stop the spread of the disease. Most people stay at home. Many public facilities and venues are closed too.Learn More
What do plants need to survive? As we know, among the things that plants need in order to live and grow are light, carbon dioxide and water. But how do aquatic plants get these basic needs if they live underwater?Learn More
What is Hibiscus?
Is it true that Hibiscus, Malaysia’s National Flower, can be used to indicate the acidity or alkalinity of substances? Hibiscus had been declared as the national flower for Malaysia in 1960. The red petals symbolise courage, and the five petals represent the Rukun Negara (National Priniciples).Learn More
How Does Polluted Water Affect Plants?
Water pollution has a wide variety of effects on plant life and the environment in general. Pollution in water not only harms plant growth but also allows plants to absorb dangerous chemicals from the water and pass them on to animals that rely on them for survival.Learn More
Brilliant Bulb for Brighter Future
LED light is the latest thing in home lighting. It’s currently available in a wide variety of home and industrial products. Many said that LED light are more durable and offer better light quality than other types of lighting. How do LED light works and become better than other type of lighting bulb?Learn More
Why We Should Wear Face Mask During Pandemic?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and other public health organisations agree that masks can limit the spread of respiratory viral diseases such as COVID-19.Learn More
Could The PETRONAS Twin Towers Become Rusty?
We often hear that environmental pollution can give harmful effects on humans or animals, but did you know that it can also affect things around us such as buildings?Learn More
There’s always more with STEM. More to discover, more to experience, more to celebrate. So, let’s celebrate life, enrich lives.Find Out More
Your safety and health is our top priority, so we have been keeping busy getting ready for the re-opening of Petrosains, The Discovery Centre.Watch On Youtube
Basics of Face Recognition
When you look at an image of a crowd your brain can immediately figure out who is a familiar face, who is a stranger, who is a man or a woman, who is a child or an adult, and roughly someone’s ethnicity.Read More
What is Coronavirus?
There is so much to learn about the Coronavirus. Coronaviruses are named for the crown-like spikes on their surface. There are four main sub-groupings of coronaviruses, known as Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta.Read More
Soap VS Hand Sanitizer
Learn the difference between soap and hand sanitizer. Let’s use a proper technique the next time we wash our hands.Read More
Bored at home and feeling the itch to go out. Don’t ! Stay put at home and test your COVID-19 knowledge. Answer our daily COVID-19 trivias and find out if you are a smarty pants on COVID-19 or just learn and discover something new about COVID-19 !Learn More
How Does Virus Spread?
The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets. This can happen when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through saliva or discharge from the nose.Read More
Try this at home!
Build Your Own Circuit Tree
The festive season is upon us! Join our science communicator Faisal Isa in bringing the holiday cheer home by engineering your very own festive mini ‘Circuit Tree’!
Soil Moisture Bit
Houseplants are one of the most common and trending activity nowadays. Other than helping to freshen up the air, it also eliminates up to 87% air toxins within 24 hours!
Could The Twin Towers Become Rusty?
We often hear that environmental pollution can give harmful effects on humans or animals, but did you know that it can also affect things around us such as buildings?
The Biology of Bread
The role of yeast in making bread dough in highly essential. Check out the video to understand the science behind it.
3D-Printing One Thousand Face Shields
Our Petrosains Maker Studio in Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu was recently given an opportunity to directly contribute to the community during this Covid-19 pandemic.
Your challenge is to balance two forks at the edge of the wine glass with just a toothpick. Let’s watch this easy trick that you can try at home!
Let’s do this simple experiment at home! Acid rain is caused by a chemical reaction when a certain element released into the air. This activity can help us understand the science behind it with ease.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recyle) is a very good practise to avoid wastage on resources. Little by little, everyone can make a difference. So the next time you are about to throw that plastic, think again! Let’s watch the video above to see the type of material and what it means.
Do you have any crayons to spare? Let’s heat them up and make art out of it. Make sure you do with your parents, okay!
Hand Soap Dispenser
Let’s learn how you can make your own hand soap dispenser using Arduino!
How to Make Your Own Playdough
Let’s make your own playdough with this easy tutorial video!
Let’s make some arts! This video shows you how you can make use of the shadow to create your personal shadow’s painting!
DIY Origami Box
Let’s make your own origami box with this easy tutorial!
Let’s try out this coffee racing challenge with your family at home!
Sabun dan Minyak
Mari cuba eksperimen ini untuk memahami bagaimana sabun bertindak balas dengan minyak di dalam air!
Beeswax Food Wrap
Beeswax is an organic material that can easily melt when heated; however, it is safe to use for food wrapping. More importantly, this beeswax wrapping paper can be reused multiple times!
Fighting the Coronavirus
Let’s find out why the whole world depends on us in fighting the virus.
PPE Donning and Doffing
Watch this to understand better how our front liners put hygiene as the top priority.
Can Hand Sanitizer Catch on Fire
Find out how hand sanitizer can catch on fire with this informational video.
9 Tips on How to Conduct Your Online Teaching Experience
#1: Record the Lesson
It’s best to record your lessons in case any one of your students are not able to attend due to a home emergency or sickness. Giving them the option to access your lessons at a later time is valuable.
#2: Teach with Visuals
With lessons now being taught through slideshows, you can use fun animation, imagery, audio and videos to keep your class engaged (especially the little ones)! As you’re not physically there to guide your students, they may have a tendency to lose focus. Hence, it would be a good idea to show your face every now and again as research shows that a familiar face commands attention.
#3: Get Organized
There are many online tools and websites, such as Blackboard, that you can use to organize your reading materials, allocate homework and set up quizzes! It’s the easiest way to stay organized.
#4: Keep Lessons Short
There are many things that can lead to distractions at home. Keep your lessons short and compact to ensure your students stay attentive.
#5: Identify Struggling Students
Some students may struggle in a new learning environment. Always monitor those students and have a one-to-one session with them if required. Find out what they’re struggling with and provide solutions to those problems.
#6: Check Students Who Aren’t Paying Attention
Make sure students are paying attention in class by periodically calling their names and asking questions. Fun activities and tasks are also a great way to keep students tuned in!
#7: Encourage Social Community
You can encourage your students to enter the group chat 15 minutes before a lesson to socialize with their classmates, which creates a positive social environment. They can talk to each other, discuss homework, and the added advantage is they won’t be late for class!
#8: Keep Your Availability
Set aside 1-2 hours a day for your students so they can set up meetings with you to discuss homework and school-related issues.
#9: Invest or Request for Good Equipment
It’s important to give your students the best learning experience at home, so do request or invest in good digital equipment such as webcams, microphones and speakers. If they aren’t in good working condition, you may encounter some difficulties or technical glitches which could disrupt the lesson.
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