Science


Syllabus Aims

The aims of the Science syllabuses are to:
  • cultivate students’ perception of Science as a collective effort and a way of thinking rather than just a body of facts;
  • engage students in Science-related issues that concern their lives, the society and the environment;
  • help students develop abilities, skills and attitudes that are integral to the conduct of Science Inquiry; and
  • enable students to acquire sufficient understanding and knowledge to become confident citizens in a technological world, recognise the usefulness, and limitations of scientific methods and models, and be suitably prepared for post-secondary science-related courses.



The Science department seeks to equip students with science process skills, and attitudes that are integral to the conduct of science inquiry. 


Project Work
The Secondary 2 project work programme aims to develop students into creative and inventive thinkers. The Secondary 2 Express and Normal (Academic) students applied what they had learnt about electricity in their projects, building environmentally-friendly toys with circuit components and recycled materials. They had to experiment with connecting different circuits before determining the circuit that best suited their design. Through this, they developed problem-solving skills and learnt the importance of communicating and collaborating with their peers. The projects also helped students to see the relevance of science in their everyday lives.

Learning Journeys
The Secondary 1 students were awed by the incredible world of biodiversity at Singapore’s one and only natural history museum: the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. They were captivated by the carefully-preserved specimens on display, the sauropod dinosaur skeletons, and the exhibit of the sperm whale. This helped them better appreciate and understand Singapore’s efforts at conserving these natural specimens.

3T1 attended the ‘Food Flavours’ workshop at the Science Centre, where they discovered surprising combinations of ingredients that add flavour and joy to everyday life. They made use of the knowledge they had picked up during science lessons to extract flours from natural sources, as well as season snacks with extracted flavours.

Scientific Thinking Programme
Five Secondary 3A students (Chan Kai Wen, Vivien Tan Jing Yu, Winston Chua Leong Jen, Yap Min Ru, Vicki and Yune Thiri Khin) took part in the 14th Scientific Thinking Programme conducted by Republic Polytechnic. The team investigated whether pandan leaves, mint leaves, and lemongrass are effective in warding off ants, and their project was selected as one of the top five most outstanding in the competition!

University of New South Wales Science Educational Assessment
On 18 April, a total of 65 Secondary 1 to 3 students represented Jurongville in the University of New South Wales Science Educational Assessment. This annual competition assesses students’ science process skills (reasoning, problem solving, and data interpretation) in a wide variety of fields, such as physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. The students listed below have done the school proud by achieving either the Distinction or Credit award.

Name

Class

Award

Karsten Glenn Calauad Tristan

1A

Credit

Neo Wei Le

1A

Credit

Ong Chee How Darryl

1A

Credit

Mas Luftir Rahman bin Jumari

1A

Distinction

Low Jie Ling Jaclyn

1A

Distinction

Tham Xue’Er

1A

Distinction

Cortes Neah Pauleen Vargas

2A

Credit

Swan Htat Aung

2A

Credit

Derrick Tang Wei Li

2C

Distinction

Hanson Ong King Hui

3A

Credit

Isaac Sia Yu Hui

3A

Credit

Jerom B. Juraimi

3A

Credit

Loh Sze Minn, Codi

3A

Credit

Yune Thiri Khin

3A

Credit

Tan Kia Liang

3A

Distinction

Teo Shi Ting

3A

Distinction



Secondary 1 students at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
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I wonder what this specimen is...........................
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Awed by the dinosaurs!
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3T1 learning about food chemistry at the Science Centre
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Extracting food flavours through filtration.
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2N1 engrossed in discussing the toy's design.
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2N2 presenting their toy!
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2A's teamwork and effort made the project a success.
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2C's boat can float!
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2C showing off their Ferris wheel.
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3A presenting their project at Republic Polytechnic's Scientific Thinking Programme event.
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Students who achieved a Distinction or Credit for the University of New South Wales Science Educational Assessment.
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