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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 Primary 6 students went on a Learning Journey (LJ) to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum as part their science learning experience. The LJ was tailored to complement the Primary 6 Science syllabus on Interactions - Adaptations for Survival.  Through the LJ, students would have a better understanding of Singapore’s rich bio-diversity and the adaptations exhibited by the various organisms. In addition, students could also relate to how certain adaptations in organisms serve to enhance their survival.  They also had the opportunity to infer behavioural adaptations from observing special features of several animal specimens. 

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  • P3 – P5 Science Remediation

  • P6 Science Clinic Sessions



Learning Infrastructure

  • Sparks Gallery

 

Talent Development Programme

It is a programme for selected Primary 4 and Primary 5 students who show passion and aptitude in the learning of Science. Opportunities are provided for students to work on scientific inquiry, investigations and problem-solving involving science concepts beyond the curriculum.