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Programmes

In JPS, the science department aims to provide experiential learning platforms for pupils to increase interest in Science and reinforce Science concepts Pupils are given Engaging, Exciting and Exploratory experiences in Science through the following key programmes:
    • Project PETALS
    • Experimentation
    • Science Trails

Project PETALS

In Project PETALS, pupils from P3 to P5 are given opportunities to learn about plants through experiential learning. 
In P4, pupils grow and harvest their own vegetables in the school’s hydroponics shed. In addition, they will be able to experience being an entrepreneur when they promote and sell the vegetables they have harvested.

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Experimentation

Experimentation provides students with opportunities to experience / observe Science phenomena through the manipulation of Science apparatus. It is a crucial part of conceptual understanding, especially when new topics are taught. Pupils are also assessed through performance tasks.
 
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Science Trails

Outdoor classrooms are excellent ways to extend Science beyond school walls. Science trails and the JPS school gardens provides students with opportunities to observe and make inferences about the world around us. 
 
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P3 IPW


As part of the P3 Animania IPW, the students went on a learning journey to the zoo to learn more about the characteristics 

of different groups of animals. Animania IPW provides an opportunity for students to understand how Singapore Zoo became 

a world class tourist attraction. Students will visit the zoo and learn about the different groups of animals. The students will 

work together as a group to create a new animal, using the different characteristics of the groups of animals and applying 

the SCAMPER skills. The animal that they create will have to fulfill a set of conditions, defined by the project.

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P4 SOIL LESS AGRICULTURE INTERDISPLINARY PROJECT WORK (IPW)


The P4 students embarked on an interdisciplinary project work (IPW) on soil less agriculture. Through the IPW, the students will applied learning from different subjects such as Science, Math, English and Social Studies.
The IPW is designed to infuse character and citizenship education and develop 21st century competencies such as self-directed learning, collaboration, critical and creative thinking and civic literacy.

Through this IPW, students learnt:
  1. learn how to grow vegetables using soil less agriculture methods such as hydroponics, aeroponics and aquaponics 
  2.  learn basic entrepreneur skills such as marketing products 
  3.  apply Math graphing skills while monitoring the growth of the vegetables 
  4. learn how to work collaboratively with others


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Content

P6 science trail


As part of their experiential learning experience, the P6 pupils went to the lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum  to learn more about and understand the natural history of Singapore in biodiversity. After the trail, they had the opportunity to engage in actual dissection of the owl pellets to understand the diet of owls. It was indeed a very engaging learning experience for the pupils!

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