Tag: edutainment

Dinosaurs Live! at Singapore Science Centre

November 19th, 2011   •   3 comments   

Tina and Ethan posing next to an animatronic Apatosaurus

“Roar, Growl, Hiss, Grr, Screech and Scream!”

Welcome to the world of the fabulous dinosaurs (also known as the “terrible lizards”) at Dinosaurs-Live!, a recently opened exhibition at the Singapore Science Centre.  Happening from now til 26 Feb 2012, the exhibition showcases almost 50 life-sized dinosaurs, reptiles and other prehistoric creatures brought realistically back to life by awesome animatronics.

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Who Says Comics are Dumb?

November 18th, 2007   •   1 comment   

Spotted this comic book at Times the Bookshop in Funan quite recently. This isn’t just any run-of-the-mill graphic novel revolving around the oh so popular Warcraft franchise. Instead, it actually helps to build and develop your vocabulary, with an array of important words and phrases all targeted at those taking their SAT/ ACT exams.

In other words, reading comic books can now help you prepare for university!

Published by Kaplan, Inc, a specialist in education, the books contained some heavyweight words like “sanctimonious” and “exculpate”. According to Bloomberg, this publication is part of the effort to get more US High School students to brush up on their reading skills.

Now this is what I call a Purple Cow – an edutainment product with a difference which scores in more ways than one.