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Science

Departmental Mission

Our Science curriculum and instruction allows every pupil to develop key Scientific Process skills through inquiry problem-based learning, using experimental design, with the enhancement of the use of Technology as a learning tool.  


Approach

Our Science curriculum is centred on teaching and learning through inquiry. Opportunities are provided to stimulate curiosity in pupils to explore within and outside the confines of the classroom.  Customised inquiry lessons are organised and infused into our curriculum lessons to enhance the learning and teaching at every level.


Science across all levels

  •  Science Funtasia Week
  • World Water Day in collaboration with EE

Science Classroom experiences

  • Inquiry-based lessons

Science curriculum in Casuarina adopts the pedagogy of Inquiry-based in the teaching and learning of Science. Lessons are closely interwoven with the BSCS 5E Instructional Model, which encompasses the five essential features of Science as an inquiry.

  •  ICT in lessons

Use of data loggers and microscopes in Scientific Investigations allows for authentic use of data to make the learning of Science contextual and relevant. 

Science Programmes

  • Hydroponics Vegetable Growing Programme

Some P4 students as well as science club members embarked on the Hydroponics Vegetable Growing Programme. The aim of this programme is to allow students to gain a deeper insight into urban vegetables cultivation through experiential learning.

During the programme, students had first-hand experience in growing green leafy vegetables using the Dynamic Root Floating Technique (DRF). Pupils also learnt the technique of seeding, maintenance of the nutrients supply and the process of harvesting. A group of parent volunteers also supported the programme by helping to educate the students. They also helped to maintain the Hydroponics system.

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  • Science Enrichment
The Science enrichment is conducted for all Primary 5 students to revisit topics which students find it challenging to grasp. The programme is customised based on the students’ conceptual understanding and they are provided with the opportunities to engage in scientific inquiry activities to apply skills and processes to clear any common misconceptions. 

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  • P3 – P5 Science Remediation、

  • P6 Science Supplementary



Learning Infrastructure

  • Sparks Gallery

 

Competitions/ Events

1.         SPSO (NUS High)

2.         Little Professors (ACJC)

3.         THINK©Challenge (TJC)

4.         Raffles Science Olympiad (RI)

5.         International Young Whizzes Challenge (ACJC)

 

The Science Department will continue to educate and inspire pupils to reach their fullest potential in their quest to excel in Science.