Integrated Science

Integrated Science focuses on developing students’ scientific habits of mind and skills of inquiry and design. Through experiments and hands-on activities, students learn scientific concepts and processes in addition to develop generic skills.

In the lesson, students will

  • engage in the process of inquiry and design
  • conduct hands-on investigation and learning activities
  • acquire and apply scientific and technological concepts
  • develop a serious attitude towards science and technology in connection to our dynamic society

The curriculum in each grade covers different domains in Integrated Science. The topics in each grade are shown below:

Grade 1
  • Ourselves and other animals
  • Growing plants
  • Sorting and using materials
  • Forces
  • Sound
Grade 2
  • Living things in the environment
  • Materials
  • Light and dark
  • Electricity
  • Earth and beyond
Grade 3
  • Living and growing
  • Helping plants grow well
  • Characteristics of materials
  • Magnets and springs
  • Friction
Grade 4
  • Humans and animals
  • Living things in their environment
  • Keeping warm
  • Gases around us
  • Electricity
  • Sound
Grade 5
  • Microbes
  • Keeping healthy
  • Light
  • Changing state
  • Earth and beyond
Grade 6
  • Interdependence and adaptation
  • Humans
  • Forces in action
  • Changing circuits
  • Reversible and irreversible changes

Assessment

The purpose of assessment is to enable students to develop and demonstrate their potential. More specifically, we expect assessment to:

  • assist student learning by providing appropriate feedback on performance;
  • measure students’ achievements objectively against the learning outcomes of modules;
  • provide a reliable and consistent basis for the recommendation of an appropriate grade or award;
  • assist teacher in evaluating the effectiveness of their teaching;

The types of assessment are diverse. It can be a written assessment, a project or a presentation.

Grade

Assessment

1 to 4
  • Formative assessments include selected worksheets, projects and assessment pages in each unit.
5
  • Formative assessments include selected worksheets, projects and assessment pages in each unit.
  • Summative assessment paper includes multiple choice, true or false, matching or open-ended questions.



Test the strength of different shapes


Group learning activity – Life cycle of a frog


Explore the properties of rocks and minerals


Test the temperature of water in different cups


Observe and record different parts of a plant


Draw and label plants


Test the thermal conductivity of different materials


Test the thermal conductivity of different materials


Science Week Activity – Paper Aeroplane Competition


Science Week Activities – Parachute Competition