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Webmasters: Mr Farhan Suhada Bin Rasip / Mdm N. Karuna


Vision

Inquiring minds, creative hands, earth friendly

Mission

To make the study of Science a living and joyful experience for all.

Goals

Short Term Goals

  • To promote a sharing culture among pupils and teachers for the appreciation of Science
  • To promote a culture of problem-solving through creative inventions
  • To explore and appreciate scientific concepts through mini-Science projects
  • To involve selected classes from P3 and P6 in Science Community Involvement Programmes and Interdisciplinary Project Work
  • To provide a more conducive physical environment for pupils and teachers to learn Science
  • To increase the quality and quantity passes in the PSLE.
 

Long Term Goals

  • To develop a lively curiosity in all pupils for the Physical, Biological, Environmental and Life Sciences
  • To develop pupils' process skills through creative Science activities


Enrichment Programmes

Vertical Greenery / Botanical Journey

The vertical greenery idea was hatched in line with the understanding that, in a land-scarce place like Singapore, aesthetic garden could be set up right at the doorstep of high-rise homes.  Students also learnt that it could help to cool the classroom by bringing down the room temperature.  The greenery was set up near the primary one class to allow for better circulation of fresh air. It also helped to create a natural green environment and the science teachers created a Botanical Journey for the P5 students to discover facts about the different types of flora.
 

Hydroponics

Hydroponics, which is a technique of growing plants in nutrient solution rather than in soil, was launched to teach our pupils the technique of transplanting and harvesting plants grown in hydroponics greenhouse.  The system used in our school is called Dynamic Root Floating Technique (DRF).


Science Centre Learning Journey

Our Primary 3 to Primary 6 students embarked on a Learning Journey to Singapore Science Centre in 2016. The learning journey helped students to better visualise abstract ideas and expand their intellectual horizon. It helped to link their theoretical to experiential knowledge injecting life and meaning to learning so that it becomes real and concrete.   

The programme for primary 3 students included gallery trails to the Ecogarden, Defending Science Exhibit and iZ Hero in addition to a Lecture on ‘Magnificent World of Plants’. At the Defending Science exhibit students were able to discover how science plays an important part in stealth and surveillance. iZ Hero is a digital exhibition on online behaviour and self-protection in cyberspace through a combination of storytelling, games and animated characters.

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In term 3 it was our Primary 4 students’ turn to get up close and personal with some creepy crawlies and also observe them under a microscope. They discovered the many unique and different characteristics and adaptations of insects and learnt about their life cycles.

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Our Primary 5 students attended the Diversity of Cells lab session in which they learnt process skills like observation, communication, classification, and inference. In this session students were taught how to use the microscope to view plant, animal and yeast cells. In addition they took on the role of young forensic scientists to solve a mystery based on their ability to identify different cells.

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Primary 6 students attended an interactive lecture on ‘World of Energy’ where they were able to learn more about energy and its forms through demonstrations. Students were able to appreciate the unique characteristics of different types of plants and animals at the Ecogarden and observe the adaptations of plant and animal life in the pond habitat. In line with the multi-disciplinary approach and the need to derive optimal educational benefits from the learning journey, students participated in the Math Explorer activity. Students were actively engaged during their Gallery Trails in answering challenging questions based on science facts in different galleries.

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