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Nov-Dec 2019 Holiday Programme – Science (Magnets)

Interactions – Magnets

Magnets are used in our daily lives, and we are very dependent on magnets in terms of technology. Magnets come in different shapes and sizes, and we have the opportunity to showcase the diversity of the magnets. We also challenge them to think does size matters when it comes to the strength of magnetism. Is being big always the winner? We got them to explore by doing the experiments themselves.

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P6 Science / 10 July 2019 / Wednesday / Oily Feathers

Man & The Environment. What Man has done to improve lives, has also caused destruction inadvertently. For the last lesson topic for our P6, we explored how oil spills affect the lives of living things, in particular, birds. Our P6s took turns to touch a clean feather, poured oil into the basin to demonstrate an oil spill, dipped the feather into the oil, and washed the oil off the feather. Are you able to predict if the feather is able to retain to its original state?

After which, they were to record their observations and reflect upon the activity. The discussions came fast and furious, and we helped our students link the disastrous effects of oil spills. Great lesson take off for our students.


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P3,4,5,6 Science / 6 June 2019 Thursday / Celery Stalks & Magnets

We planned another round of experiments for our combined Science classes to observe the plant transport system and how magnets attract magnetic materials. Using the stalks of the humble and healthy vegetables, we explained how plants are able to transport water from the stems to the other plant parts. Check out the coloured parts on the top of the stalks. What do you observe?

For the latter part of the experiment, the class was asked how to “fish” out the paper clips in the cup of water without using their hands to pick. They only have a magnet to help. Naturally, when you show children the tools, they are able to tell you how. We made this a competition to see who were able to “fish” out the most paper clips within 5 seconds. For our P6s, we cut the time to 2 seconds!


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P6 Science / 24 May 2019 Fri / Lungs, Food Web

It is pretty amusing to have a class of different gender. Last year, we also had 2 P6 classes, one for the ladies, the other for the gents. For the lesson, we had 2 activities lined up for our boys, and expected, they were really boisterous, in a positive manner. We got them to blow balloons, to connect their learning with a P5 topic – Respiratory System. We recapped the key words – contraction, expansion, increase, decrease and so on. To see the boys blowing the balloons were hilarious and they were spontaneous to co-operate as much as they could. With each increased activity to get the heartbeat moving, we got them to inflate the balloon and measure the circumference. We recapped along the way.

After resting, it was hard work, they said. We got them to do an activity on Food Web through pair work. They did not have time to complete, so we will continue for the next lesson.


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P4 Science / 28 March 2019 Thursday / Magnets & Life Cycles

Primary schools now have the autonomy to pick and choose the given Science topics for Upper Block and Lower Block now. Magnets and Life Cycles are usually taught in P3 but it seems the game has changed. Our P4s are learning the above mentioned currently, and we had to adapt to their learning needs. As our classes are small, the method we are using is effective for any students learning any topics at any given time. For this class, we did a magnetic sculpture and also a hands on learning about the life cycle of a frog. Through the hands on, we recapped and reinforced important key words for them to remember and apply.

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P6 Science / 26 March 2019 Tuesday / Food Chain

Interactions – Food Chain & Food Web

We are speeding up to complete the syllabus so we can steam ahead to have a full revision and getting our students ready for PSLE! A simple hands on activity to understand how a food chain works, and how energy is transferred from one organism to another.


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P6 Science / 13 March 2019 Wed / Forces – Ramps


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P6 Science / 8 Feb 2019 Friday / Forces

Playing is learning, as we at Sowing Seedz believe in. Life as a student in Singapore is stressed enough, and we aim to achieve a balance in their learning. While we engage our students in fun, we also want to weave in the important skill sets in them. Below is a short video on how we make lessons fun while learning one of their topics on Forces. Enjoy!


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P6 Science / 1 Feb 2019 Friday / Forces

Forces, a new topic introduced to our students. Hands on are the best way to learn and engage their memory work. After going through some notes on Forces, they were eager to start on their hands on. Snip, fold, paste and write! By engaging in hands on, the boys were able to think and link what they see to how they remember. Part 2 going on the next lesson!


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