Inquirers and explorers of the universe who call the adventure Science
To nurture critical and creative thinkers with a life-long passion for science by fostering a spirit of inquiry and bringing real-world science into the classroom experience.
Lower Secondary Science SPA
In Lower Secondary science SPA, students are taught Science Practical Skills of Performing, Observing and Planning over a period of two years. Skills-based assessments which address the different kinds of laboratory skills in practical work will be embedded to complement the learning cycle. Assessment for learning and assessment as learning will be scheduled during the whole learning cycle.
Mendel’s Garden (Lower Secondary Science)
“Mendel’s Garden” is an instructional programme inspired by a working life-size experimental greenhouse which demonstrates the applications of vertical urban farming. It is named after the Father of Genetics, Gregor Mendel, who discovered the fundamental laws of inheritance through his work on pea plants grown in his own garden.
This discovery in one’s own garden provided the impetus for the school to create its own Mendel’s Garden to provide opportunities for students to learn beyond the classroom through hands-on experimentation and collaborative problem-solving. Mendel’s Garden features a vertical growing system that uses sophisticated technology to overcome the challenges of growing crops in limited spaces.
In this garden, lower secondary science students see Science comes alive in the following focus areas.
Da Vinci Programme (Secondary 2 – 4)
The Da Vinci Programme is a progressive Science Talent Development Programme that complements the Science department’s core curriculum in developing the scientific minds of our students. The objective of the Da Vinci Programme is to enable selected students who demonstrated an attitude and aptitude for scientific research to participate in research projects under the guidance of teacher mentors from different Science disciplines.
The students work on research projects under the close mentorship of teacher mentors throughout a two-year programme spanning between Secondary 2 and 3. They will identify problems and attempt to use scientific solutions to investigate.
Students’ research will culminate in a project presentation at:
(a) Unity Scientific Innovation Challenge (USIC) – Secondary 2
(b) North Zone Elementz Science Research Conference and Exhibition – Secondary 3 and the participation in the
(c) C B Paul Science Quiz by ACJC, NTU and NUS, which provides a platform for students to network with other like-minded students and budding scientists in Singapore. – Secondary 4
Healthcare Mentorship programme (Secondary 3)
The Healthcare Mentorship programme seeks to expose our Secondary 3 Biology students to the real healthcare environment where they experience first-hand and learn how the knowledge and skills they acquired in school can be applied to the work environment.
This programme aims to help our students better understand the challenges our healthcare workers face in their work, the importance of giving back to the society, and inspire them to possibly seek out a career in the healthcare sector.
HOD Science: Ms Alicia Lock [ext 207]
|Sec 1 students harvesting plants from Mendel's Garden||Science Sharing with the community|
|Teachers and students @ Da Vinci Programme||Bronze Award Team presenting at Elementz|
|Constructing Test-beds||Mendel's Garden Research|
|Sec 1 research work in Mendel's Garden||North Zone Elementz Science Research Conference and Exhibition|
|Outdoor Experimentation||Science Discussions|
|Science Team innovating with the environment||Silver Award Team presenting at Elementz|
|Students sharing with Dr Koh Poh Koon their research findings||Teamwork|
|Presenting Science Ideas||Science Investigation at Sungei Buloh|
Voices of Science
“Throughout this journey, I learnt that with hardwork and teamwork, the output will be fruitful. I felt that my teammates and I supported each other well. One example was the presentation in front of a panel of judges. My teammates' confidence boosted my morale and helped me deliver my lines effectively. Without their support, I never would have been able to overcome my nervousness.” Kim Seulkichan, 4E1
“The entirety of Elementz was filled with fun. I was able to
further bond with my classmates as we came up with the hypothesis for the
project and executed it. I was glad to be part of my Elementz team and we even
brought back a Silver medal! All in all, I felt that Elementz has allowed me to
apply the concepts that I learnt in Biology to solve problems, other than the
usual class work. Given the chance, I would definitely sign up for a research
project again." Dion Kuoh Zixian, 4E1
The healthcare mentorship programme has been very fruitful
and it has inspired me to work in the healthcare industry and contribute to
society. I felt it was a once in a lifetime experience for a 15-year-old like
me to be able to be part of this extraordinary programme. It has encouraged me
to study harder for Biology. I hope future participants can reap as many
benefits as I had from the experiences.” Tan Huey Shin, 4E2