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Enrichment programmes to select locations where skilled trainers alongside our experienced teachers conduct a series of science enrichment programmes to complement Science teaching and learning done in school.

Special emphasis on the hands-on activities and experiential journeys aims to captivate their imagination while illuminating essential scientific concepts and methods.

Level Programmes
P1 Science PAL Programme
P2 Science PAL Programme
S.P.A.R.K.
P3 Science Centre - Fun With Animals
ACS Junior Professor Awards 2014: Young Newton Award
Creative Science Investigation
Learning trails at the Eco-garden and Paludarium
The University of New South Wales International Competition
P4 Science Centre - Light
ACS Junior Professor Awards 2014: Young Darwin Award
Creative Science Investigation
Learning trails at the Eco-garden and Paludarium
The University of New South Wales International Competition
P5 Science Centre - Diversity of Cells
ACS Junior Professor Awards 2014: Young Tesla Award
Creative Science Investigation
Learning trails at the Eco-garden and Paludarium
The University of New South Wales International Competition
P6 Science Centre - Aquatic Plants and Animals
ACS Junior Professor Awards 2014: Young Einstein Award
Creative Science Investigation
Learning trails at the Eco-garden and Paludarium
The University of New South Wales International Competition

P1 Science PAL Programme
This programme sparks pupils' interest in learning Science, via specially designed multimedia presentations, group discussions and pupil-centred activities. Students engage with relevant subject matter that reinforce the foundational Science concepts and topics necessary to progress through the curriculum.

The objectives are for the pupils to understand and be able to explain the following:

  • Categorisation - Why we sort things in groups.
  • Characteristics of living things and non-living things.
  • Characteristics of main groups of living things.
    - Difference Between Plants and Animals.
    - Characteristics of the main groups of Animals - Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Fish and Insects (with specific focus on Mammals).

P2 Science PAL Programme
This programme sparks pupils' interest in learning Science, via specially designed multimedia presentations, group discussions and pupil-centred activities. Students engage with relevant subject matter that reinforce the foundational Science concepts and topics necessary to progress through the curriculum.

The objectives are for the pupils to understand and be able to explain the following :

  • Characteristics of Amphibians.
  • Differences between warm-blooded & cold-blooded animals.

P2 S.P.A.R.K. (Recess Programme)
Science through Play, Awareness, Research and Knowledge

  • Curiosity is one of our school values and children are naturally curious about the world around them. The programme will instil the love of Science in the children and create the awareness and the beauty of Science.
  • The programme will engage the children through simple hands-on activities and research. These will enhance learning as children learn more effectively when they are actively involved and engaged in discovery processes.
  • The programme is also an introduction to the P3 Science Curriculum and cultivates the interest in Science.
  • In congruence with the P2 STELLAR, there are infusion of Science related topics whereby the pupils will acquire basic process skills like observing and comparing.

P3 Science Centre: Fun with Animals
The objectives are for pupils to:

  • learn about the physical features of a variety of animals; some with fur, wings, long ears, feathers, gills and more.
  • discover many ways of classifying animals.
  • learn specific characteristics of certain groups of animals.

P4 Science Centre: Light
The objectives are for pupils to:

  • learn that light travels in a straight line.
  • learn how shadows are formed.
  • learn that light is a form of energy.
  • learn about how different materials like different type of mirrors, lenses and other materials affect how light travels.

P3 and P4 - Creative Science Investigation (Recess Programme)
CSI promotes school values, curiosity, collaboration and excellence, through scientific investigations and discovery. Pupils are able to inquire, discover, test hypotheses and satisfy their own curiosity about things around them with hands-on activities, show and tell, puzzles, games, treasure hunt in the eco-garden etc. It is carried out during recess for 15 minutes on Tuesdays for P3s and P4s. Pupils get to work in pairs and individually and are free to complete the activity at their own pace.

P5 and P6 Creative Science Investigation (Recess Programme)
CSI promotes school values, curiosity, collaboration and excellence, through scientific investigations and discovery. Pupils are able to inquire, discover, test hypotheses and satisfy their own curiosity about things around them with hands-on activities, show and tell, puzzles, games, treasure hunt in the eco-garden etc. It is carried out during recess for 15 minutes on Thursdays for P5s and P6s. Pupils get to work in pairs and individually and are free to complete the activity at their own pace.

P5 Science Centre: Diversity of Cells
The objectives are for pupils to:

  • learn about cell diversity.
  • experience hands-on practical lab session on cell diversity including yeast, pond organisms, animal, plant and bacterial cells.
  • learn how to use the microscope to view and identify various cells, how to make a wet-mount slide preparation and how to make simple staining for identification of cells.

P6 Science Centre: Aquatic Plants and Animals
The objectives are for pupils to:

  • observe and experience a diversity of life forms from microscopic algae to pond skaters, dragon flies, tadpoles and other organisms in a pond community.
  • learn field techniques to catch and observe a variety of aquatic plants (some floating, fully submerged and partially submerged) and animals which make up the pond community.
  • learn about the aquatic plants and animals that live in and near the pond.
  • learn how these plants and animals are interdependent on each other for survival.

The University of New South Wales International Competition
The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) Science assesses students' skills in the key scientific areas of:

  • Interpreting data, including observing, measuring and interpreting diagrams, tables and graphs.
  • Applying data, including inferring, predicting and concluding.
  • Higher order skills, including investigating, reasoning and problem solving.

The papers will cover content on:

  • Earth and Beyond (incorporating the Earth Sciences and Astronomy).
  • Energy and Change (incorporating Physics).
  • Life and Living (incorporating Biology and Ecology).
  • Natural and Processed Materials (incorporating Chemistry).

ACS Junior Professor Card

The objectives of the Science Cards are to stimulate interest in Science through hands-on activities that encourage independent learning, provide opportunities for pupils to stimulate their curiosity about the natural environment and to develop skills and attitudes for life-long learning.

Self-directed activities are designed for pupils to explore the school’s Ecogarden. Pupils have the opportunity to leverage on existing infrastructure to complete their tasks e.g. Herb Garden, Ecoponds, Cactus Garden, Butterfly Garden, Fern Garden and Paludarium.

Pupils will collect a minimum number of reward stars for the completed activities. They will be presented with a certificate at the end of the year.

Environmental Programmes:

Activities Level Objectives Description
Singapore World Water Day presentation P1-P6 Water conservation In conjunction with Singapore World Water Day, a presentation was done to generate awareness of the need and ways to conserve water, a scarce and finite resource.
Earth Hour presentation P1-P6 Electricity conservation In conjunction with Earth Hour, a presentation was done to generate awareness of the need and ways to conserve electricity, in a bid to help combat global warming.
Green Week assembly presentation P1-P6 Electricity conservation To bring across the message of conserving electricity in an engaging manner, comical videos were shown to the entire school, after which there was a quiz with prizes
Green Week Journal P1-P6 Reflective learning It encourages pupils to be more environmentally conscious and reflective through the adoption of the 3Rs reduce, reuse and recycle.
Exhibits viewing @ the library P1-P6 Awareness on being green Pupils reflect on the exhibits from NEA on the concept of recycling after viewing them.
Green Week Game Carnival P1-P6 Appreciation for reusing materials School-wide participation in the Green Week Games Carnival. The games are created by pupils and hosted by Green Captains along with parent volunteers with an emphasis on using recycled materials and promoting recycling concepts.
Origami - Paper box P1-P3 Learning to reuse materials Pupils practice their motor skills and re-use paper to create origami boxes which can be used as their mini trash container for their pencil shavings or litter.
Origami - Paper balls P4-P6 Learning to reuse materials Pupils learn to create origami balls from reused paper. These versatile balls can be used to play a variety of games.

Learning trails at the Eco-garden and Paludarium Our Eco-Garden and Paludarium provide a wealth of opportunities for our pupils to observe and interact with living specimens while applying lessons from many different areas of their curriculum. Pupils can study plant anatomy and botanical life science. They can practice the scientific method by carrying out experiments in the garden and collecting data on plant growth.

Pupils learn by experiencing nature first-hand at our campus eco-garden. They learn to appreciate the variety of plants and animals. They observe and identify flowering plants, non-flowering plants, ferns herbs, the many habitats of animals and even more. Pupils investing time at the eco-garden are rewarded with a greater appreciation for the diversity, vastness and interconnectedness of living organisms.