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Nov-Dec 2019 Holiday Programme – Science (Candle Cone)

Cycles – States Of Matter

The experiment tagged to the lesson was fast and furious, and our students could not get enough fun out of it. We repeated the experiment several times, and they still could not get enough of it. We had to spoil their fun and promised another run sometime later over their regular lessons. Safety is our top priority, and before any experiments, we would run a full test out on our own, to ensure the experiments achieved what we had planned. No fire was out of control on that day, as our students were more interested to put out the flames in a quickest time possible instead!

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Nov-Dec 2019 Holiday Programme – Science (Solar Windmill)

Energy – Energy Changes

Blow wind blow! Children learn best when they are able to connect what they have seen to what they will learn. The missing link is the engagement. Once our students observed the power of how energy can be transferred from one form to another, they are “blown away”.

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P3-4 Science / 18 July 2019 / Thursday / Heat & Energy

Every Science topic has a story to tell, and we love telling stories, especially in the form of visuals and hands on. For our P3-4 class today, we covered Heat & Temperature. We actually taught that before over the first half of the year, but we will always recap and revise the concepts to our students, just like telling stories!

We added a new element to our test for boiling point and melting point. Salt is an impurity and is able to change the two extreme points. We got inspired to add soya sauce to our experiment when a parent asked if water reacts to other liquids (eg: soya sauce) the same as salt. Good point. We got our students to predict and went ahead with the experiment. We almost got carried away when the soya sauce mixture added a strong, flavorful aroma when it was rolling into a boil. We focused back, did our observation and conclusion.

Refer to the last four pictures for the observation. What is your conclusion?


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P3-4 Science / 11 July 2019 / Thursday / Periscope

Light and reflection. We explored how light reflects off shiny surfaces, especially on mirrors. We did an experiment on making a simple DIY periscope. By getting our students engaged using manipulatives, they are learning to apply what they have learnt from pen and paper to working with their hands.


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P3,4,5 Science / 10 June 2019 Monday / Crayons, Electricity

We are not going to paint a rosy picture of our students enjoying our lessons all the time. For the experiment on upcycling crayons, which the students were supposed to observe the melting of used crayons to be transformed into new ones. The process – melting of the crayons got them to pinch their noses. Yeap, the smell was unpleasant and the complains came fast and furious. We still went ahead and got them to observe, pinched noses and all. Once the air cleared, and the students settled down, we asked them for their observation. True enough, some told us the smell was “horrible” and “disgusting”. We had to keep a straight face and went on to explain the reasons behind that, using the States of Matter topic to run through concepts and key Science vocabulary to use.

The next experiment was more controlled. They were excited to see how a bulb lights up and they took turns to connect the switch to witness the connection.


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P6 Science / 7 June 2019 Friday / Experiments b2b

Yeap, we allowed our P6 to have their medley of experiments when they requested, but we covered the important and necessary topics before the fun. It was also a full house for our P6 boys and girls. Each time there is a holiday, we merge the genders together for some interaction.

There were a total of 4 experiments. First was on the Digestive System, where they got to observe the effects of the soft drink “dissolving” the crumbs. Second was on Life Cycles, where they got to observe the embryo and other parts of the egg and recapped on the topic. The third experiment was on Energy Changes, where they had to use their erasers to recap on the topic as they were competing to win the country flag erasers. It was not easy as they were obviously distracted by wanting to win! The last experiment was also on Energy Changes, using a paper aeroplane. Even our girls could fold a paper plane and make a decent flight landing!

It was always fun observing how competitive the genders are, in a good, clean and fun way!

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P3,4,5 Science / 3 June 2019 / Jumping Dolls & Ooobleck

Full house. This was the maximum capacity that we can have. Again, we have a mixture of our P3,4 and 5 students all coming together to learn and grow. Through a simple game like challenging them to shoot their bouncing dolls into a container, we teach them Energy Changes. We do acknowledge that they will forget what they have learnt, but we are confident that they will recall and remember when they are in P6. Engaging them helps them connect lessons better. Check out the video below for the fun!

What’s Ooobleck? Some of our students asked. It is a non-Newtonian fluid, which can be a liquid (under certain conditions) and a solid (under certain conditions). We got our hands to mix the starch and water to get the right consistency. Some commented their hands felt smooth after mixing! A new facial mask in the making? That aside, our students had fun with the mixture and could not wait to show their parents!


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P3-4 Science / 30 May 2019 Thursday / Heat & Temp

Same same but different. We have been teaching Heat & Temperature for the whole week and one may ask if we are tired of doing that. It is a resounding NO. How can it be when although the same topics/key words/lesson concepts and so on are taught, the reactions and responses from our students from 9-12 years old are different! The only similarity are the smiles on their faces to actually able to have a hands on go on the experiments! That – is priceless.


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P6 Science / 29 May 2019 Wednesday / Heat & Temp, Paper Lungs

It was our P6s turn to recap all the previous topics, which we were glad to, as they had somewhat forgotten the liquid in  the thermometer, how an impurity is able to affect the melting point and the boiling point of water. We added on a part where we showed the evaporation of “salt” water, leaving the salt particles behind too.

For the latter part of the experiment, at least our girls were able to recall the parts of the Respiratory System and the functions of the lungs. Whew.


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