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Science

 To provides pupils with experiences & opportunities to build on their interest in the world around them.

Department Vision

Pupils will enjoy Science and value Science as an important tool in helping them explore their natural and physical world.
 

Objectives

  • Provide pupils with experiences to stimulate their interest and curiosity about the environment
  • Provide pupils with basic scientific knowledge to help them to understand themselves and the world around them
  • Provide pupils with opportunities to develop process skills and attitudes needed for scientific inquiry
  • Prepare pupils to use scientific knowledge and methods in making personal decisions
  • Help pupils appreciate how Science and Technology influence people and the environment in the following three domains:

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The Science curriculum promotes the student as the inquirer and the teacher as the leader of inquiry. The approach towards the learning of Science is based on 5 themes-Diversity, Cycles, Systems, Energy and Interactions.
 

Key Programmes

Pupils will be provided with opportunities to use concepts and integrate skills and processes to inquire about things and phenomena around them.
 
P1 and P2 pupils will be exposed to Science through Discovery lessons planned by the teachers.
 
P3-P6 pupils will learn Science generally through experiential learning. Pupils will be immersed in a learning environment with opportunities to learn through exposure, experience and learning journeys.

The Science Department has adopted two strategies to help P3-P6 pupils answer Science questions.

Pupils are to apply the TCA strategy , (Topic, Concept, Application) when doing Multiple Choice Questions and the TICKLE strategy, (Topic, Important information, Concept, Key words, Link and Evaluate) when doing Open-Ended Questions.
 

Exposure

  • Learn concepts through graphic organizers (eg: concept maps).
  • Performance-based project as an alternative mode of assessment.
  • P3 and P4 Science Day to expose pupils to concepts taught in the upper primary and to evoke their curiosity to learn more.
  • Activities involving the use of the PDA and datalogger to promote the use of Information Technology.
  • Hands-on practical lessons in the Science room.
  • Enrichment lessons at Singapore Science Centre.
  • Enrichment lessons (outside the textbooks) to stimulate pupils’ curiosity and interest in Science.
  • Learning journeys and a day camp to learn more about Science

Working with Parents:

The Science Department welcomes the involvement of parents in their children’s learning. Parents can help out in excursions and field trips to foster and build parent-child bonding. Parents can also help out in the Annual Science Day in November and take charge of the activities requiring adult supervision.