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Science Department

Introduction

The primary goal of the Science Department of St Joseph’s Institution Junior is to support the school's mission statement of preparing students to learn how to learn and learn how to live by helping them to: 

  • Communicate Effectively 
  • Think critically and creatively 
  • Solve problems resourcefully 
  • Use technology effectively 
  • Work cooperatively 
  • Develop as self-directed learners 
To accomplish this goal, the science subject teachers work with the department to diligently educate students in our science curriculum. The teachers emphasize high expectations for all students. They create a learning environment that focuses on conceptual learning and engages students in meaningful activities that enable them to apply and communicate their knowledge. Technology is used as a tool to help all students actively learn science in an inquiry-based curriculum. The inquiry-based process uses varied instructional strategies and scientific technologies to enable students to develop as self-directed learners.

SCIENCE


Term

P3

P4

P5

P6

1

1. Classification – Living & Non-living Things

2. Animal Diversity



1. Life Cycles of Plants

2. Life Cycles of Animals


1. Cells

2. Heredity & Human Reproduction

3. Plant Reproduction

1. Forms of Energy

2. Forces (I)

2

3. Plants, Fungi & Bacteria


4. Exploring Material



3. States of Matter


4. Heat

4. Water Matters

5. Plant Transport System


3. Forces (II)

4. Man & the Environment

3

5. Magnets


6. Body Systems


5. Light

6. Air & Living Things


7. Electrical System


Revision & Preparation for PSLE

4

7. Plants & Their Parts


8. Revision & Preparation for SA2

Revision & Preparation for SA2

8. Energy & the Sun


Revision & Preparation for SA2

PSLE





Level

Learning Journey

Others

Competitions

P3

Gallery Tour @ Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum


NParks - Every Child A Seed


P4

Hydroponics Values-in-action


The Cotton Bud Launcher Competition

P5

NEWater Scientist Programme


Singapore Primary Science Olympiad

P6

Singapore Biodiversity & Adaptation Workshop @ Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum


Rio Tinto Big Science Competition



Members

NameRemarks
 Mr Augustine Siew Head of Department
 Ms Madeline Chang Senior Teacher 
 Ms Norihsani Tavant Coordinator 
 Mrs Jenny Chew Green Coordinator
 Mr Peter Fong Rube Golberg Challenge coordinator 
 Mrs Emelie Payamel Science Week Coordinator 
 Mr George Kheng Hydrophonics / Science Activity Coordinator 
 Ms Zarinna Begum AED Science