To develop lifelong learners with inquisitive minds through the acquisition of scientific knowledge and skills.
The Science Programme consists of:
To enable students to acquire knowledge and understanding of their work based on investigations, application of skills and processes of inquiry, while also developing attitudes and values that are essential to the practice of Science. Teachers use the 5E (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate & Evaluate) method in conducting Science lessons in class.
Toys @ Work
A unique programme in Nanyang for the teaching and learning of Science through the use of toys. There are designated Toys@Work activities to be completed for each level in a year. These lessons enable the students to have hands-on experience in deriving Scientific concepts to be covered in the syllabus by playing with toys. They also get the opportunity to design and create their own toys to demonstrate the same concept learnt, hence allowing them to also display their creativity.
Students have fun while their practical skills are being assessed and their performance for this alternative assessment does not contribute to their overall SA1 or SA2 scores. Less emphasis on test scores helps to enhance the joy of learning!
Outdoor Experiential Learning
Authentic learning environments are provided for students to engage in self-directed learning while learning specific concepts taught in their respective levels.
The school also conducts outdoor learning trails for students to enable them to observe living organisms in their natural habitats and to observe their interactions with the environment.
In 2017, we fully embarked on the use of Google Classroom in order to leverage ICT platforms to enhance teaching and learning for the students. It promotes self-directed learning and allows students to revisit concepts at any time they need to, with the teachers’ audio explanation. This avenue for learning has since been further enhanced to include aspects of monitoring of understanding via the SLS platform to further benefit the students.