Science Programmes 2017
- Care for the Environment
Students participate in activities which are organised to promote awareness on environmental issues.
Recycling of plastic bottles
To raise pupils’ awareness of the environmental impacts associated with the production and disposal of plastics and involve them in the collection of plastic bottles for recycling.
Singapore World Water Day
Youth for the Environment Day
- Learning Journeys
Learning journeys provide opportunities for students to learn science beyond the confines of the classroom in a fun and enjoyable way. They are also planned to stimulate students’ interest and curiosity in the environment and to instil in them a sense of personal responsibility and concern for the environment, and caring for living things.
P3 – Camp @ Singapore Zoological Garden
P4 – Learning Trail at the ABC Waters Sengkang Floating Wetland
The pupils visited the wetland in Term 2 this year to observe and explore the biodiversity and to develop a sense of appreciation and ownership of the environment and our waters. The pupils had the opportunities to learn about the four national taps and how the floating wetland provides a natural habitat for different flora, birds and fishes, and helps to cleanse the water in the reservoir. They also studied the water quality of the wetland where they had to draw water from the reservoir, take temperature of the water and observe the clarity of water. They learnt that water quality is important to support the organisms living there.
P5 – Enrichment Lesson at Singapore Science Centre
Through observing various fruit and seed specimens, our P5 pupils found out how they are adapted for dispersal. In the process, pupils were taught how to classify the fruits and seeds into various methods of dispersal, such as by water, wind, explosive action and animals.
P6 – Learning Journey to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
P6 pupils went on a learning journey to the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in April. The diverse habitats in this Reserve are homes to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including the migratory birds that visit the Reserve between September and April every year. In line with the requirements of the current Science syllabus, the students learnt about the adaptations of the flora and fauna living in the harsh environment of the mangroves. At the end of the trip, students have gained valuable insights into the importance of mangrove conservation in Singapore’s context while appreciating the physical environment of the mangroves.
- Learning Science with ICT
The learning of science is enhanced through the use of information technology. Students use internet and equipment such as data loggers and digital cameras to source and collect information and data, and synthesise reports for Science investigations.
- Science Learning Centres
Students explore and experience scientific concepts by participating in activities and quizzes at the various learning centres, such as the Eco-pond, Science Garden, Butterfly Trail and Stick Insects Vivarium around the school.
- Hydroponics Cultivation for the P4
The school has set up a Hydroponics Greenhouse, which makes use of solar panels to generate electricity to power the circulation of the nutrient solution. The hydroponics cultivation of vegetables has been incorporated into the P4 curriculum to expose our students to an alternative method of growing plants without soil. Students are involved hands-on from the beginning with the transplanting of seedlings onto the culture boards right up to the harvesting of the crops. Students observe the growth and development of the plants in the hydroponics system and also note the effects of different amounts of nutrients on the plants.