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The Science Department aims to develop all students to have a genuine interest in Science and are able to think critically in the subject. This is done through an innovative curriculum that incorporates various tools to scaffold thinking processes at the Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary levels.
For the Lower Secondary students, thinking routines as well as C-E-R (Claim, Evidence and Reasoning) are introduced to make their thinking more visible. The Standards of Critical Thinking model is also weaved into the curriculum to serve as a guidepost to improve on the quality of students’ answers.
For the Upper Secondary students, to develop our students further, lessons incorporate the inquiry approach to make learning more student-centric. Students are given opportunities to learn content through data and information given, as well as experiments to develop their information processing and problem solving skills. Students are also exposed to a greater variety of data-based questions to challenge their thinking processes and test on their application of knowledge gathered.
Outside of the classroom, our department also provides opportunities to allow students to apply their learning. Various competition platforms and research experiences are also available for selected students who are ready to take on the subject at a higher level.
International Elementz Science Research Conference & Exhibition
The International Elementz Science Research Conference & Exhibition is a prestigious science conference organised by ASRJC. This competition allows students to deepen their research skills and also to gain a global perspective by learning from international science projects. 2019 is the first year of participation and our school achieved the Bronze award.
Cluster Science Enrichment Workshop
The W6 Cluster Science Enrichment Workshop 2019 is a programme that aims to ignite the passion for learning and promote the learning of Science in Normal Stream students beyond textbook knowledge through authentic learning experience. Each participating school came up with a Science Based Workshop to engage students who are interested in Science to develop their scientific communication skills. By working in groups, participants learnt how to work collaboratively, and our student leaders developed 21st Century Competencies such as communication skills and critical thinking through leading and facilitation.
IMDA Lab on Wheels
The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) conducted a two-day programme called Lab on Wheels on 26th and 27th February 2019. The Secondary Two cohort was given the opportunity to experience the programme that aims to ignite the young’s passion for various technological tools via engaging and experiential activities and to showcase the most up-to-date immersive media.
Youth Science Ambassador Programme @ Science Centre
The outcome of this programme organised by Science Centre is to have a group of trained youth who are confident of and competent in communicating their passion for science, and who will infect other youth with the same enthusiasm. They will be advocates for science and technology, as well as champions for the use of science to benefit society.
With the skills acquired from the NPark’s Community in Nature (CIN) workshops, our Sec 3 CIN ambassadors curated and led the Secondary 1 students in a biodiversity educational trail during their mid-year post-exams activities. The biodiversity trail had objectives to promote appreciation of Singapore’s unique biodiversity and to introduce the characteristics of different vegetation types in Singapore. Environmental conservation was also a key message that was brought across through the activities designed by the CIN ambassadors.