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Science Department Direction

Through the Science programmes, the department aims to:
- Provide all pupils with experiences which build on their interest in and stimulate their curiosity about their environment
- Provide all pupils with science concepts and opportunities to develop skills, habits of mind and attitudes necessary for scientific inquiry
- Help pupils appreciate how science influences people and the environment

Science Department Programmes
To achieve the aims that we have set out to achieve, the department's programmes focus on 2 major aspects:
  1. Engaging Science
  2. Experiential & Investigative Science

Engaging Science

Weekly Science Show and Tell:
P3 – P6 classes are scheduled to showcase interactive hands-on investigations during recesses to engage their fellow peers to be interested in Science

Sciberdiver Website (
Sciberdiver was created and designed for science teachers and students from Primary 3 to 6 and Secondary 1 . P3 – P6 teachers and students are strongly encouraged to use the Sciberdiver science web portal that contains websites that are closely mapped to the 2008 science syllabus. The featured websites are recommended by teachers and reviewed by scientists. The range of e-resources includes simulations, text, images, videos, games, quizzes and lesson plans. Parents will also find the website useful to learn more about what their children are studying in school.

Learning Journeys to External Organisations:
Pupils go on field trips to and attend enrichment lessons at other organizations such as the Singapore Science Centre, the Singapore Zoological Gardens and orchid nursery, to enrich their learning of science.

Sony Creative Toy Making Competition:
Prior to taking part in the annual National Sony Creative Toy Making Award competition, Chongzheng conducts a school-based internal competition whereby the young inventors, from P2 – P5, are scheduled to present their self-created toys personally before the judges. Apart from demonstrating how their toys work, pupils must also explain the science concepts and/or scientific principles behind them. Selected toys will be submitted for the competition at national level. This competition is open to all pupils, from P1 to P6.

The Young Scientist Cards:
The Young Scientist Cards are purposefully chosen to align to the syllabus content covered at the various levels. The activities are infused into the school's Science Scheme of Work to promote independent learning among our pupils. These are the projects that our pupils from the various levels are embarking on:

P3 – Young Zoologist
P4 – Young Botanist
P5 – Young Water Ambassador
P6 – Young Ecologist

The activities stipulated on the cards enable the pupils to demonstrate higher- order process skills such as analysing and evaluating. They are also extending their knowledge by applying what they have learnt to complete their projects.

Experiential & Investigative Science

Classroom Teaching and Learning:
The teaching and learning approaches in the classroom are centered on the pupil as an inquirer. Science lessons are planned and executed using the BSCS 5E Model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate) so as to engage pupils in activities and processes of scientific inquiry. Process Skills are also explicitly taught via the school-based Process Skills packages from P3 - P6.

Life Sciences:
Our Life Science programmes are customised for both the P3 and P5 levels. All P3 pupils will undergo the Rainbow Colourful Corn and the high progress P5 pupils will undergo the Orchid Hybridisation Programme. These enrichment programmes will better equip the pupils with Life Science knowledge and skills and lay the foundation for higher education.

The Science SenseSation:
The Science SenseSation is a fair in which all the Science programmes carried out in the year culminate. It will be held in conjunction with the school's Innofair for pupils. All the outstanding Science projects and scientific investigations completed in the year through the various programmes mentioned above are showcased at the Science SenseSation. At the fair, pupils can see, smell, hear, taste and feel Science in the various aspects.

The Thematic Approach

The 2008 Primary Science syllabus is divided into the lower (P3 & P4) and upper (P5 & P6) blocks. Pupils are strongly advised to keep all the books from both the lower and upper blocks for their revision for the PSLE.


Primary 3 Primary 4 Primary 5 Primary 6 (2010)
Diversity Living and Non-living Things
(Term 1)

Diversity of Living Things
(Term 1)

Diversity of Materials
(Term 4)
Systems The Human Organ Systems
(Term 2)

Plant System
(Term 3)
Systems in Living Things
(Term 2)

(Term 2 & 3)

Electrical Systems
(Term 4)
Cycles The Cycle of Life
(Term 2 & 3)
(Term 1)
Water Reproduction in Plants
(Term 1)

Sexual Reproduction in Humans
(Term 2)
Energy Light
(Term 2)

Heat & Temperature
(Term 3)
Energy and Photosynthesis
(Term 3)
Energy Forms and Uses
(Term 1)
Interactions Magnets
(Term 4)
Forces Environment - Web of Life
(Term 2)

Adaptations - Man's Impact on the Environment
(Term 3)


Useful Information

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