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The vision of the Science department is ‘Do & Discover’ . Teachers and pupils are encouraged to conduct hands-on experiments where they will experience the scientific process first hand. Through careful observation and the use of data or evidence, pupils are taught to make thoughtful inferences and communicate their findings. 

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Head of Department:
Mdm Connie Soon
Level Head:
Mrs Vanishree Siva
Members:
Mdm Tracy Huang
Mdm Toh Fui Ming
Mrs Jamie Lee
Mr Alvin Poh
Mdm Rafizah
Mr Lim Wu Yi
Miss Adilah
Mdm Dalilah
Mrs Doris Tan
Mr Dzul
Miss Jill Wong
Mdm Kang Leng Li

Key Programmes


1) Inquiry-based Learning
Pupils engage in inquiry-based learning using the BSCS 5E model (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study). The 5Es stand for Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate. Pupils carry out hands-on experiments and apply scientific facts, concepts and principles using basic process skills. Some of the basic process skills include observing, comparing, classifying, using apparatus and equipment, communicating, inferring, predicting, analysing, generating possibilities, evaluating and formulating a hypothesis.

2) Life Sciences Programme
With the advancement in Science and Technology and the importance of life sciences in the 21st century, pupils need to be curious about their environment and the applications of scientific principles and technological advancement in the real world. The Science Department has designed a comprehensive programme to involve pupils in life sciences from young.

These are the four modules assigned to the Primary Three to Six students as shown in the table below:
Level Module
Primary 3
Life Cycle of a Mealworm
Primary 4
Life Cycle of a Lady’s Finger Plant
Primary 5
Aeroponics
Primary 6
Orchid Hybridisation

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Growth of vegetables  using aeroponics
Pupils are excited at the  freshlygrown vegetables

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Teacher and P6 students carrying out orchid hybridisation

3) Young Scientist Badge Cards
The Young Scientist Badge Cards from the Singapore Science Centre are introduced to pupils from Primary Three onwards. The objectives of completing a Young Scientist card are to stimulate interest in science activities among pupils, enable pupils to carry out self-directed activities in science, and provide opportunities for students to develop initiative and creativity.

These are the Young Scientist Badge Cards assigned to the Primary Three to Six students as shown in the table below:
Level
Young Scientist Badge Cards
Primary 3
Young Zoologist
Primary 4
Young Botanist
Primary 5
Young Entomologist
Primary 6
Young Water Ambassador

4) Use of STaRs Kits, Dataloggers and other IT resources
Teachers have developed STaRs Kits (Science Teaching and Resource Kits for Students) for a few physical science topics such as heat, magnets, electricity and light. Pupils carry out hands-on experiments using these STaRs kits. The Primary Three students will embark on mobile learning using iPads. The students work in groups and are assigned a task where they need to search for answers using the clues uploaded in an application on the iPad.

The Primary Four to Six students will use dataloggers as part of their science curriculum.

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The pupils are actively engaged in learning using dataloggers.

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The pupils are having lots of fun using iPads during the mobile learning around the school.

5) Enrichment Lessons at the Science Centre
To enhance pupils’ interest in Science, pupils attend enrichment lessons conducted by trainers at the Singapore Science Centre.

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The pupils conduct experiments and did their own electroplating.

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Pupils dig for organisms living in the leaf litter and observe them under a microscope