|Ms Chia Hui Min (LH)||Mr Gomes||Ms Shirleen Tan|
|Mrs Reena (LH)||Mdm Lim Ching Ching||Mr Sim Guan Chew|
|Mrs Balan||Mdm Mary Lim|
|Mdm Aruna||Mr Omar|
|Ms Eileen Pung||Mdm Erlis|
SCIENCE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK
2019 KEY DEPARTMENT PROGRAMMES & ACTIVITIES
Our Science programmes are structured to provide opportunities for our pupils to explore, investigate and discover knowledge. We want our pupils to develop attitudes which encourage them to be curious, persevering and concerned about their surroundings. We seek to fuel this spirit of inquiry and ultimately want our pupils to enjoy Science and value the discipline as an important tool in helping them understand and relate to their natural and physical world.
|Primary 3||Grow a Seed
Project Work (Code for Fun)
Integrated Learning Journey to Gardens by the Bay
|Primary 4||Grow a Butterfly
Grow a Plant
Project Work (Digital Makers Programme)
|Primary 4 – 5||E2K Science|
|Primary 5||Science Olympiad
DNA Basics Workshop (Science Centre)
|Primary 6||Mindfest (Science Centre)|
|Primary 3 – 6||Remediation Programme|
DETAILS OF 2018 SCIENCE PROGRAMMES
P4 Grow a Mealworm Beetle
Our P4 pupils had an opportunity to grow mealworm beetles which is aligned to the topic on Life Cycles of Animals. They enjoyed the process of watching the growth of the mealworm beetle at its different stages and were able to share their experiences with their peers. In addition, pupils could make connections to what was found in the textbooks. Pupils related that their curiosity was piqued when they saw first-hand how the mealworm beetle larva moults.
P6 Make a Recycled Bottle Terrarium
Our P6 pupils had a chance to create their own terrariums using recycled water bottles. Through this workshop, pupils learnt how a terrarium functions as a self-contained ecosystem. They were also able to make links to their P5 topic on Water Cycle and understand the role of the water cycle in a terrarium. This activity ties in with environmental education as well – a used item can be converted into something valuable. Some pupils were even keen to go on and make another terrarium in their homes! It was truly an enjoyable learning experience for all.
P4 Project Work (Code for Fun)
|As part of Project Work helmed by the Science and Mathematics Departments, our P4 pupils were given the opportunity to develop an appreciation for coding and programming using the Lego WeDo 2.0 and Scratch 2.0 software. They were exposed to situations which required them to use their computational thinking skills to help them in problem-solving. They had a great time building robots and what excited them most was when they had to compete with one another to see whose robot (car) could travel the fastest in a given distance. It was a truly enjoyable experience!|
P3 Project Work (Digital Maker Programme)
As part of Project Work helmed by the Science and Mathematics Departments, our P3 pupils were given the opportunity to learn how to code their own LED animation on the micro:bit and make their own micro:bit step tracker during the programme, using their design and creative thinking. Pupils used recycled materials such as cardboard, rubber bands and velcro to create step trackers. Some pupils went on to expand their creativity further to create games amongst themselves such as who could shake their microbit the most. The pupil with the highest value wins in a given time. The video below shows two pupils who created a code of a dancing man using the micro:bit.
P4 & P5 E2K Programme
Selected P4 and P5 pupils were given opportunities to engage in scientific investigations involving advanced science concepts. The E2K sessions enabled pupils to engage in scientific inquiry that helped them develop the habits, attitudes and dispositions scientists possess as well as to gain 21st century competencies such as critical and inventive thinking and effective communication skills.
|The different experiments also exposed them to various science apparatus. Working in teams allowed pupils to overcome challenges when they encountered problems in their experiments as well.||
P5 Singapore Primary Science Olympiad
Selected pupils participated in the Science Olympiad organised by NUS High School of Mathematics and Science. The objective of the Science Olympiad is to cultivate enthusiasm and instil a passion for Science among primary school students.
USEFUL SCIENCE WEBSITES
|Science News for Students:||https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/|
|How Stuff Works:||https://www.howstuffworks.com/|