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Vision: Nurturing thinking and inquiring young minds

Mission: To provide opportunities for students to explore Science through experiential learning and inquiry approach so as to equip them with relevant scientific literacy, skills and attitudes to help them make sense and connect to the natural world around them.

General pedagogical approach for Science Programmes

The school adopted the inquiry based approach in the teaching of science.

We believe that students are generally curious by nature and learning of science should be acquired in a natural and fun process. In CPS, students are provided the opportunity to explore and learn about the natural world through experiential learning and inquiry approach. Students are encouraged to think, conduct scientific discussions and carry out experiment when learning about a topic during science lessons. In this process, students get to acquire scientific skills and processes as they are given the opportunity to work like a scientist using the scientific methods learnt to carry out the experiment (indoor or outdoor) in their groups. We hope through this approach, students would become critical thinkers and be more inquisitive about the natural world around them. 

Science Programmes

Besides experiential learning within the classrooms, outdoor learning is also planned within the curriculum time, for instance, students from P3 and P6 would visit CPS Eco-trail to explore the garden within the school compound to learn more about plants and the environment. Learning journey to Science Centre is another programme that is specially arranged for the P3, P4 and P5 students. The activities at the Science Centre are carefully chosen to provide our students with more hands-on learning experience that can help to enrich our students’ exposure to science and reinforce the science concepts that are taught in school.  
 
Experiential learning and inquiry approach in CPS

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              Students planning for their experiment                                         Students testing out their hypothesis 
                                           
Students carrying out scientific discussions in groups
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Visit to Singapore Science Centre

This term, our Endurance 1 to 6 pupils have embarked on an interesting journey to the Singapore Science Centre where they have taken the role of a scientist to discover about cells around them. Pupils learnt that they are made up of trillions of cells thus known as multicellular organism. The pupils also had the opportunity to extract cells and prepare slides to view under the microscopes. They had great fun discovering and learning about cells.

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P3 students learning about magnets
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P4 students learning about heat and temperature
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P5 students learning about cells
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Themes and Topics covered by levels in 2019

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Last updated on 18 March 2019