Science is the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. In Canberra, the Science Curriculum is designed in alignment to the Singapore Science Curriculum Framework to
The department works together collaboratively to conduct meaningful instructional and enrichment programmes to ignite their passion and interest for the love of Science. This is achieved by consciously planning and giving students more opportunities to learn through a variety of hands-on activities and projects. A research module was also incorporated into the Sec 1 curriculum to allow students to solve problems using scientific methods and to nurture innovation and collaborative thinking skills in their learning of scientific concepts.
The use of ICT to capture the learning processes in Science was implemented for Sec 1 Science. Moving forward, with the upcoming PDLP (Personalized Digital Learning Programme) being implemented in 20201, students will be exposed to various ICT platforms and apps to enrich and deepen their scientific learning. Using the Google Classroom platform, the department aims to encourage students to actively collect and reflect on their own learning experiences. The students have the opportunities to use digital photography and videography to capture their own experiments and to write about their learning on for the teacher to give formative feedback for further improvements. They are also given opportunities to use computers and mobile phones to search the internet and organise their own learning materials on top of the notes given to them. This is particularly interesting when students actively search for relevant YouTube videos and online materials to complement their own learning. Through the use of ICT, students have gained a greater ownership in their learning and they are more engaged when they have the choice to present their learning beyond the traditional pen and paper methods.
Apart from the structured instructional programme, the department have a talent development programme where students are exposed to national science competitions, seminars and workshops to widen their horizon of learning of science.
Over the past years, our students have participated in various science competitions and workshops in Singapore and gained rich learning experiences. A summary of our students’ participation & achievements in competitions.
- Outdoor Learning Experiences Outdoor Learning Experiences
- Showcasing our Science Demonstrations Showcasing our Science Demonstrations
- Solving Authentic Tasks Solving Authentic Tasks
- Understanding Density Understanding Density
- Dare to Enter the Dark Room Dare to Enter the Dark Room
- Cheers to our Homemade Lemonade Cheers to our Homemade Lemonade