Home > Departments > Science
Vision & Mission
Pupils with an inquiring mind and a wide range of scientific knowledge and skills.
To arouse pupil's natural curiosity and equip them with a wide variety of knowledge and process skills necessary for scientific thinking and inquiry.
Inquiry-based active learning with Technology
Pupils learn Science using the inquiry approach via a variety of ICT tools and experiential hands-on experiments. This ensures that the learning of Science is not confined to the textbook and the classrooms, but is seamlessly integrated into the pupils’ lives.
Integration of Science In Lower Primary
Simple science concepts such as life cycle of butterfly and magnets are integrated into the Stellar Programme to stimulate scientific thinking in our young learners.
Outdoor learning spaces
The learning of Science is made more authentic through experiential learning at the Biodiversity Garden. Besides inculcating a love for nature among Andersonians, learning resources have been designed for the Primary 3 to Primary 6 levels to encourage outdoor hands-on learning about:
- different types of plants: the creepers, the flowering and the non-flowering
- different parts of the plants, and how different plants have different plant parts for various purposes
- life cycle of the butterfly
- reproductive parts of a plant
- observing interactions among living things
- how the flora and fauna are adapted for different purposes
Science Sharing via Assembly Talks
Science teachers take the stage to share nuggets of interesting news and facts with students during selected Tuesday mornings before morning assembly with the following objectives:
- to arouse and ignite Andersonians interest in the learning of Science
- to equip Andersonians with the ethics and attitudes to engage in science-related issues as a reflective citizen
- to help Andersonians appreciate how science influences people and the environment.
Examples of topics shared include Vertical Farming, The Amazing World of Animals, Predatory Birds and the Wonderful World of Bird Beaks.
Hydroponics Programme Centre
This in-house programme aims to provide a hands-on learning experience for each Primary 4 student to appreciate and learn more about plant life, participate in the process of crop growing, develop teamwork, motivate respect and values for life in nature as well as encourage healthy eating habits. During the growing process, students have the opportunity to observe different plant parts such as plant roots, without pulling the plant out of its environment. Students will transplant their seedlings into the hydroponics system and watch the development of their crop until it is ready to be harvested and consumed.
Learning Journeys to the Singapore Zoo
Primary 3 students participate in a Learning Journey to the Singapore Zoo to learn about the body coverings of different animal groups and its functions. In addition, students get to complete a Zoo trail that is designed by our teachers to encourage students to classify a variety of animals they see based on their similarities and differences using common observable characteristics. This trail also broadens students’ knowledge of examples of animals in the different animal groups they have learnt under the Diversity theme.
Learning Journeys to the Singapore Science Centre
Learning journeys to the Singapore Science Centre are organised for students to deepen and extend their learning. Primary 5 students attend “Diversity of Cells” laboratory-based workshop to learn about the classification of livings things as well as explore, observe and identify cells through a microscope. Primary 6 students are taught field techniques to catch and observe a variety of aquatic organisms which make up the pond community in the “Aquatic Plants and Animals” workshop, and in the process, learn about relationships between organisms in the pond ecosystem.
- International Competitions and Assessment for Schools (ICAS)
- Singapore Youth Science Fair
- Elementz Science Project Competition and Exhibition
- Singapore Primary Science Olympiad