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Science Department

 

Mission

 

To inspire learning for Science through a culture of inquiry, exploration, experimentation to nurture curious ethical individuals.

 

Science Curriculum Framework

 

 

 

The Science curriculum in Riverside Primary is designed to inspire learning for Science through a culture of inquiry, exploration, experimentation to nurture curious ethical individuals. The Science curriculum focuses on the 5E Instructional model to deliver the teaching of Science. The 5E Instructional model is an inquiry-based instructional strategy that works to motivate and help pupils to understand Science concepts through the 5Es: Engagement, Exploration, Explanation, Elaboration and Evaluation.

 

The design of our Science curriculum enables our pupils to view the pursuit of Science through inquiry that relates to the roles played by Science in daily life, society and the environment. Our curriculum integrates the formal teaching of the curriculum with the integration of different experiences planned for our curious learners (e.g. Learning journeys, Performance tasks, Values in Action, Playworks and ICT) to further enthuse and connect their learning with the environment.

 

 

Key Programmes and Activities in 20178

 

Levels

 Core Programmes for all Science Learners

Primary 1

Riverside Lower Primary Science (RLPS)
Primary 2

                        Riverside Lower Primary Science (RLPS)                                                           

 Primary 3 Science Spelling 
 Process Skills Lessons 
 Performance Task
 Playworks Protocol with Science (‘’Materials’’ Lesson)
 Riverside Investigates I: Primary Science (RIPS)
 ICAS Science 
Primary 4Science Spelling 
 Process Skills Lessons 
 Performance Task
Practical Test
 Playworks Protocol with Science 
 Riverside Investigates II: Primary Science (RIPS)
 ICAS Science  
Primary 5Science Spelling 
 Process Skills Lessons 
 Playworks Protocol with Science
 Riverside Investigates III: Primary Science (RIPS)
 ICAS Science 

 

 

Learning Journeys

 

Level

Activities

Venue

Primary 3

Back to Basics
 Can you Classify?

Gardens by the Bay

Primary 4

Lesson on Fascinating Light

Singapore Science Centre

       Primary 5                DNA Detectives    Singapore Science Centre

 

 

Values in Action (Science)

 

Level

Activities

Primary 3

Charting the Growth of a Seed using Recycled materials

Primary 4

Making an Ice-cream container with Playworks Protocol

 

                                                                 Science Opening Week Assembly 2017

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P3 ‘’Materials’’ (Boat-making- Playworks and VIA)


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P4 ‘Design and Build an Ice cream Container’ (Playworks and VIA)




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P4 Data-loggers (Engagement in data-loggers experimenting with light)




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ICT (Pupils engaged in ICT with Nearpod App on the topic of Plant System)


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Exploring the Diversity Garden

 

 

 

 

 

Primary 3 Performance Task

 

 

 

  

 Primary 3 RIPS lesson 

 

  

   

 

 

 Primary 3 Learning Journey to the Singapore Science Centre

   

    

     

   

 

Primary 4 Performance Task 

 

    

 

 

Primary 4 Learning Journey to the Singapore Science Centre

 

        

 

 

 

 

Primary 4 Datalogger Lesson

 

                                                                        

 

 

 

Experiential Learning: Use of ICT Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 Science Assembly Amazing Body

 

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Useful Links

http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/syllabuses/sciences/files/science-primary-2014.pdf