Vision: Every child is imbued with a life-long curiosity and love for Science.
Mission: To develop the innovative and creative spirit in every child.
Scientific Inquiry and Scientific Method
Scientific inquiry is defined as the activities and processes which scientists and students engage in to study the natural and physical world around us. We believe that teaching the scientific method to students is to teach them how to think critically, learn, solve problems and make informed decisions. These skills are integral to every aspect of a student’s education and life. As our students grow up in an increasingly technologically and scientifically advanced world, we give our students the knowledge and skills to be scientifically literate in order to thrive in the future.
Description of Programmes:
We put together a suite of Science programmes with the aim of providing students with experiences to nurture students to have a curious and rational mind, a loving heart and an innovative spirit.
“I enjoy our Science lessons as our teachers always pack them with fun and hands-on experiments. These experiments are really enriching and they help me to understand the scientific principles much better.” – Aaraf, Primary 5
Outdoor Experiential Learning Experience
Learning Journeys are integral to enriching the learning experience of students. They help to make real and concrete what has been learnt in the classrooms and broaden the mental horizons of our students.
“I find Science interesting because we do many experiments and go for learning journeys. We learn more about water, animals, human, reproduction and almost anything under the sun. I love Science.” – Daisara, Primary 5
|P3||Botanical Gardens||Students can delve deeper into the ecology of plants and the environment through discovery and experiential learning. At Botanic Gardens, students get to learn about different ecosystems – farm, forest stream and orchard. They are offered a space for exploration, adventure and play.|
|P4||Science Centre||Students participate in hands-on activities, gallery trail and science demonstrations on energy as they embark on an experiential journey to learn how to harness energy from different sources. They will learn the fundamentals of energy and its importance. The activities also encourage character building through teamwork, time management and strategic problem solving.|
|P5||NEWater Plant||This interactive learning journey takes students through the gallery at the NEWater Education Hub. Students will learn more about water sustainability in Singapore. They will also learn how the process recycles our treated used water into ultra-clean, high-grade reclaimed water.|
|P6||Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve||The focus of this trip is on the diversity, ecology and dynamics of an ecosystem. Students will learn about food chains, food webs, adaptation and Man’s impact on the environment.|
Going green is an integral part of being a Blangahnite. It teaches our students to respect self, others and the environment. Events such as Earth Week and practices such as the 4Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Refuse) are emphasised by our Green Ambassadors and Science teachers. Selected students are also given leadership opportunities to work with organisations such as NEA and Sembwaste to provide authentic platforms for them to explore environmental issues. Through such partnerships, they learn to take action to improve the environment around them and achieve awards that accredit the school’s green practices. These activities include conducting recycling drives in the school, taking part in environmental challenges and creating educational posters for both the school community and neighbourhood.
This programme aims to raise awareness on animal-related issues and educate students on responsible pet ownership through assembly talks conducted by teachers and government organisations like the SPCA and AVA. Students then learn to be kind and empathetic to our four-legged friends.
Under the supervision of our teachers and Science Assistant, students are given the opportunities to have hands-on experiences to learn to take care of small animals.
APEX – STEM Programme
Our students in the Accelerated Programme to Enhance students’ eXperience (APEX) attend the STEM Programme. Students conduct research in areas such as aerodynamism and water conservation for group projects. We aim to help our students develop skills, habits of mind and attitudes necessary for scientific inquiry.
Science Olympiad Training
We provide opportunities for P4 and P5 high progress students to develop their skills in creative thinking, problem solving and analytical thinking. The training sessions are based on broad science themes in the elementary science curriculum. These lessons focus on introducing Physics, Chemistry and Biology to students as well as enhance their general knowledge.
The Singapore Primary Science Olympiad (SPSO)@ NUS High School and Raffles Science Olympiad (RSO)
High progress students are given opportunities to participate in Science-related competitions. They are selected to represent the school in external competitions such as the Singapore Primary Science Olympiad (SPSO) and the Raffles Science Olympiad (RSO). Through these platforms, students develop a greater interest in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and become more enthusiastic and passionate about Science.
Young Einstein Award
Each term, we recognize the effort of our budding scientists who have demonstrated good work attitude such as diligence, motivation, perseverance, and enthusiasm in the learning of Science. Each awardee receives a Young Einstein badge from the Science Department.