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In Science Department, the staff creates 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.


Programmes


      • 1. Scientific Thinking Programme

        • Selected 2E students. 
        • Objective: To develop the curiosity of students towards the science of everyday life and the scientific thinking skills required to solve questions of phenomenon happening everyday. 

        2. Advanced Electives Modules (AEM)

        • Selected 3E / 4NA
        • Objective: To provide students with greater exposure to practice-oriented learning approaches and help them discover their strengths and interests.

        3. Science Carnival

        • From building the tallest tower using spaghetti, to finding out how different colours of light can affect photosynthesis, these are some of the activities students can look forward to at the annual Science Carnival. Students get to try out different activities from each science discipline, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, to build up their interest in the learning of Science.

        4. Visit to Science Centre 

        • Objective: It is a systematic way of pursuing a curiosity to its logical end, or, of engaging one’s senses (observations) on an intrigue or an enigma and using pre-knowledge, ingenuity and creativity to understand and resolve it – all in a carefully thought-out, methodical analytical-logical manner. 
        • Scientist for a Day workshop / Sec 1E/1N 

        5. Visit to Science Centre (Physics) 

        • Objective: To make students think about friction and how to make structures stable by using diff erent materials. Also, comparison with real-life structures will be highlighted, in particular those able to withstand extreme forces such as earthquakes 
        • Shake Rattle and Roll / Sec 3E/3N 

        6. Visit to Science Centre (Biology)

        • The objective is to give our students a deeper understanding of life sciences topics and issues, and at the same time stimulate students' interest in taking up careers in the life sciences. This would educate students to be more scientifically literate and later, as adults, they would have more considered views about life sciences issues and concerns.
          Programmes offered:
          • Finding the Lost Princess - A Forensic Approach
          • Bacteria Transformation
          • Genetic Diseases



Competition and Achievement


Elementz Science Conference and Exhibition 2019


With a casual toss, the 10X10 quadrat landed on a grass patch near the AI Indoor Sports Hall and a photograph was taken. The plants found in the quadrat’s grids were painstakingly counted and compared against a plant database to determine their identities. Meanwhile, a second group of students was busy in the science laboratory, experimenting with activated carbon to find out the most effective way to filter contaminated water. Amidst all the activities, another group got their hands dirty by trying out different mixtures of household compost to germinate seeds.

Opportunities to engage in authentic scientific inquiry are embedded within our AI Science curriculum. These platforms are designed to enable our students to stretch their thinking, apply their knowledge and develop their passion in Science.

Under the mentorship of Mr Tan Hong Chan and Ms Emily Tow, three groups of budding scientists from Secondary One carried out various environmental science projects and presented them at the Elementz Science Conference and exhibition 2019.


Project title

Member

Class

Award

Effect of different environmental conditions on ground cover

Shernice Sah Jia Yi

1E1

Certificate of Commendation

Shaun Lim Yu Xin

Tan Yi Xuan

Lim Enyu

Lai Cheng Jie

Effect of different food waste on the germination of green beans, Vigna radiata

Angelin Koh Jia En

1E1

Certificate of Commendation

Aragon Janna Francheska Cabillo

Muhammad Nabeel Irfan Bin Mohammad Nasran

Yik Kok Jing

Experimenting with Activated Carbon & Different Contaminants

Ravichandran Lakshita

1E2

Certificate of Commendation

Peddi Greeshma




C. B. Paul Science Quiz 2019

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Four of our students participated in the 41st International C. B. Paul Science Quiz 2019. An annual competition organised by the Anglo-Chinese Junior College in collaboration with the Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Singapore. The competition challenges our students in the areas of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science.

The students are self-directed and independent learners who went beyond the school syllabus to prepare for the quiz.

Their determination and perseverance paid off, with Ang Tien Wen from 4E4 achievinging the Silver Award and Tan Hong Zhang from 4E4 has achieving the Bronze Award. Congratulations to them!


Name Class Award
Ang Tien Wen 4E4 Silver
Tan Hong Zhang 4E4 Bronze
Austin Q Hilario  4E4 Merit
Caleb Steven  4E4 Participation



Organisation Chart


Name Ext No.
Mr Teo Soon Hock (HOD / Science)9022
Mdm Azlin Bte Abdul Majid (HOD / Information & Knowledge Management)
9013
Mdm Chew Jia Zhen, Geraldine (SH / Science Innovations)
9030
Mdm Catherine Kang (Senior Teacher)
9046
Miss Agnes Lim Siew Mei
9034
Miss Emily Tow Swee Ai
9045
Mdm Ilysa Bte Saari
9041
Mdm Latifah Bte Noorahman  9015
Mr Tan Boon Cheong Marc  9047
Mr Mohamed Imran Ishak  9036
Mr Ng Ping Siang
9070
Mdm Puah Shi Hui, Silia
9035
Mdm Tay Mui Khim
9046
Mr Tan Hong Chan
9038
Mr Teo Chai Yaw
9019
Muhammad Na'im Bin Sa'dollah
9070
Mdm Lee Jia Min
9032
Miss Li Huimin
9028
Mdm Phua Meng Hong
9043
Miss Chia Mei Lin Tania  9070
Mr Yeu Chee Wee Thomas 9049


NameRole
Mr Mohammad Faiz Bin Mohd TahirTechnical School Officer (TSO)
Mdm Sujini GokuldassTechnical School Officer (TSO)