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Science

UPDATED ON 11 NOVEMBER 2018
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Vision   Inquiry Minds, Exploring Horizon
Mission   Enthuse learners through innovation and exploration
Goals   At the end of their primary education in Mee Toh School, students will be able to
  • Be curious about their environment
  • Use scientific terms and concepts to understand themselves and the world around them 
  • Develop process skills, habits of mind and attitudes necessary for scientific inquiry
  • Use scientific knowledge and methods in making personal decisions
  • Appreciate how Science influence people and the environment
Key Programmes
Ecotrails
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With the emphasis on inquiry-based learning, green spaces within the school compound have been converted into learning corners for students. The trails are made up of stations that allow students to explore and discover for themselves more about plants. All the trails are designed based on the Science syllabus topics and the process skills are covered across each level. 

To further encourage self-directed learning and communication skills, the students are using QR codes and interaction tools such as Thinglink which bring still images to life with texts, interactive links and video clips, supported through IPad to study the various plants in different stations and to carry out their own investigations and collaborate with one another in the research. 

Primary 3 Hydroponics Programme

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The programme aims to engage students in small scale farming through the growing of organic vegetables. This authentic learning requires the students to plant the seedlings, monitor the growth and harvest the full grown vegetables. The experience supplements and reinforces the students' understanding of the functions of plant parts. 


Primary 4 NEWater Visitor Centre Learning Journey
NEWater.gifThe science programme for the Primary 4 students includes a learning journey to NEWater Visitor Centre to participate in the NEWater Scientist Programme to learn more about Singapore's past water challenges, the nation's four national taps and discover the science behind NEWater. The students will also understand that each of them can play an important role in helping Singapore to conserve water and achieve water sustainability.
Process Skill Learning Package
Science process skills are essential for scientific inquiry. These are skills that scientists use in investigating the natural world. Research has indicated that science process skills are best learnt when they are used to understand specific scientific content, and thus the purpose of the Process Skills Learning Package. The science process skills such as classify, observe, compare, conclude and infer are learnt progressively from Primary 3 to Primary 6. 

School-wide Environmental Programmes
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In line with the school value "Care", the programmes aim to inculcate strong green practices in school. The students are strongly encourages to start from "Self" in taking care of the school environment as the school is their second home. Various recycling efforts are constantly carried out like "Bring Your Own Newspapers" on every Wednesday, which is strongly supported by our PATH. The school commemorates Earth Day annually, when both staff and students pledge their commitment to care for the environment. The school aims to increase everyone's awareness about the environment as well as to demonstrate daily the care for our environmental through changes in personal habits.

Community Outreach
outreach.gifIn 2017, our students reached out to the residents of Kovan through G!nnovation showcase on 2nd September. Our students displayed confidence and knowledge in communicating the school's environmental programmes to the Mayor of North East District, Mr Desmond Choo. Visitors to the booth were taught an upcycling activity. During the Punggol North Eco Carnival on 18th November, our students had a meaningful time engaging the residents of Punggol 21 Estate.

Ecology Programme

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In 2016, the Primary 4 students had the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the relationship between the flora and fauna in our school garden. Students headed outdoors to observe and explore the various types of plants in the garden and eco-pond. The students had a lot of fun and also learnt the importance of caring for our environment. 

Partnering with Our Parents - A Science Workshop for Parents
parents.gifIn April 2017, a science workshop was conducted for parents of the Primary 5 students. The focus of the workshop was to share with parents on how to more effectively engage their children in developing the curiosity and passion in science through 
  1. doing and learning science together with the child, 
  2. providing the child with more positive science learning experiences by encouraging them to think about and interact with the world around them, 
  3. doing activities which allow the child to use their senses.

The parents went through several hands-on activities which helped them to gain a better understanding of the process skills and possible questions which could be generated. Some activities which can be easily carried out at home and related to the learning of science, as well as revision strategies were also shared with the parents. 


ACHIEVEMENTS
Achievements 2018
  Our students have performed well in various national competitions.

17th Elementz Science Project Competition and Exhibition
Name     ClassAward
Alexis Wong Wan QiP5-6Bronze
Anders Tham Koi TarnP5-6Bronze
Enya Lim Kai EnP5-6Bronze
Low Chee HyunP5-6Bronze
Meredith Ng MinP5-6 Bronze
Aaron Tai Wei MengP5-7 Certificate of Commendation
 Belinda Koh Zi LingP5-3 Certificate of Commendation
Sophie Yan Yu FeiP5-3 Certificate of Commendation
Zander Ong P5-8Certificate of Commendation
Yang Zi Yuan P5-9 Certificate of Commendation

National Environment Quiz 2018
Name     ClassAward
Carys Heng Yen KitP5-38th position (Individual)
Megan Kwan Le XuanP5-3Certificate of Participation
 Wang LiqiP5-6 Certificate of Participation

Raffles Science Olympiad (RSO) 2018
Name     ClassAward
Pavana JaishankarP5-6Bronze
 Lee WenxiP5-6Honorary Mention
Brandan Goh Yu HongP5-6Certificate of Participation
Lim Yen Ray KlemensP5-6Certificate of Participation
 Tan Ye Jie, LinusP5-6Certificate of Participation 


Singapore Primary  Science Olympiad (SPSO) 2018
Name     ClassAward
Aden Tan Wei HanP5-5Certificate of Participation
Ho Peck Seng KyranP5-5Certificate of Participation
Zhang YuanP5-5Certificate of Participation
Zhao Yu ZhenP5-5Certificate of Participation
Bryan Ang JiayangP5-6 Certificate of Participation 
Janel Chuah Qi XianP5-6Certificate of Participation 
 Khoo Sheng EnP5-6Certificate of Participation 
 Ryan Tan Keng KaiP5-6Certificate of Participation 

Singapore Youth Science Fair 2018
Name     ClassAward
Braydon Kong Jun WeiP4-4Medal of Accomplishment
Cayden Phoon Zeng YuP4-4Medal of Accomplishment
Liong Jin Yi VerniceP4-4Medal of Accomplishment
Low Qian Ru JaimeP4-4Medal of Accomplishment
 Quek Ming Xi OwenP4-7Medal of Commendation
Siska Ng Ynn Cii P4-7Medal of Commendation
Talon Lee Ying Xian P4-7 Medal of Commendation
 Xu LeP4-7 Medal of Commendation

G!nnovation Challenge 2018
    Name     ClassAward
Cheyenne Yew Shi EnP4-21st prize (team award)
Lim Xi En JeanieveP4-41st prize (team award)
Chee Boon Yong AdalricoP4-61st prize (team award)
Talon Lee Ying XianP4-71st prize (team award)
Chong Kai WenP4-81st prize (team award)
Edric Yeo Qi Xuni P5-6Certificate of Participation
Melissa Liaw Min Xuan P5-8 Certificate of Participation
Ngiam Yi LeeP5-8Certificate of Participation
Tan Xian En Joshua P5-9 Certificate of Participation

Other National Competitions
SEC-Starhub School Green Award (SGA) – Yellow Flame Award
North East District Environment Award – Platinum Award    
Achievements 2017
 Our students have performed well in various national competitions.

Raffles Science Olympiad (RSO) 2017
Name     ClassAward
Tan Ser Wang SeanP5-7Certificate of Participation
 Ho Jin Rui RyanP5-7Certificate of Participation
Pang Jun Yuan CaydenP5-7Certificate of Participation
Tang Kai WenP5-7Certificate of Participation
 Yeo Ming Xuan SaccaP5-7Certificate of Participation 

Singapore Primary  Science Olympiad (SPSO) 2017
Name     ClassAward
Aden Tan Wei HanP5-5Certificate of Participation
Ho Peck Seng KyranP5-5Certificate of Participation
Zhang YuanP5-5Certificate of Participation
 Zhao Yu ZhenP5-5Certificate of Participation 
Bryan Ang JiayangP5-6Certificate of Participation
 Janel Chuah Qi XianP5-6Certificate of Participation 
Khoo Sheng EnP5-6Certificate of Participation 
Ryan Tan Keng WaiP5-6Certificate of Participation 

16th Elementz Science Project Competition and Exhibition
Name     ClassAward
Goh Xin YuP5-5Certificate of Commendation
Shaw Khu Rui LinP5-6Certificate of Commendation
Tan Guan HngP5-6Certificate of Commendation
Chua Le Ning KelleneP5-7Certificate of Commendation
 Dee Pei Rong MelissaP5-7 Certificate of Commendation
 Liu AijiaP5-7 Certificate of Commendation
 Ren Wei EmilyP5-7 Certificate of Commendation
 Tang Kai WenP5-7 Certificate of Commendation
 Wu Shao TingP5-7 Certificate of Commendation
Yeo Ming Xuan Sacca P5-7 Certificate of Commendation

National Environment Quiz 2017
Name     ClassAward
Jochel ColleenP5-7Certificate of Participation
Lai Xin Yi LynnP5-7Certificate of Participation
 Valencia Teo Yu XuanP5-7 Certificate of Participation

Other National Competitions
SEC-Starhub School Green Award (SGA) - Lotus Sustained Achievement Award (3rd Year)