2019 Science Department
|Ms Geraldine Tng (HOD Science)|
|Ms Eileen Chia (Level Head)||Mdm Annuratha Veilathurai||Mrs Nancy D|
|Ms Lau Shu Mei||Mrs Jodene Yow||Mr M Murugappan|
|Mdm Kwek Hui Ying||Mdm Madasamy Malini|
Science Dept Vision:
“TO INCULCATE IN EVERY STUDENT A LIVELY SPIRIT OF INQUIRY & SENSE OF INQUIRY ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT”
- Week Of Wonder – WOW!
The Science Week-of-Wonder! promises many wow factors! It aims to invoke a sense of wonderment in students and pique their curiosity about Science around them. Students are fascinated by the variety of hands-on experiments that are prepared by teachers from the Science Department. They are provided the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities such as ‘Jumping Canister’, ‘Crystal Bubbles’, ‘Lava Lamp’, ‘Balloon Watering Can’ and ‘Smoking Bubbles. Through these experiments, our students learn new Science concepts and make amazing discoveries in a fun-filled setting!
The event is held annually with great support and partnership from parent volunteers and non-teaching staff.
- Heritage Garden
The rooftop heritage garden is home to different types of herbs and spices and it also houses a hydroponics corner. In the garden, students get to see, touch, smell and learn about the importance of Singapore’s spice plantations. At the same time, students also learn that despite the lack of space, local farms are still able to produce vegetables from hydroponic cultivation. The heritage garden allows more integration of learning across the different subjects, thereby allowing more collaborative learning among the students.
Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. The Science Department recognizes the role Xinmin Primary School needs to play in helping to “Green” Singapore. Hydroponics not only gives pupils the opportunity to learn more about hydroponics and how plants grow, it also provides the school with the opportunity to do its part in “greening” the Environment.
- Meat Free Day
To promote healthy living and raise awareness of the negative impact of greenhouse gas emissions, Xinminites unite to do our part towards protecting the environment. On Meat Free Day, all staff and pupils of Xinmin go meat-free with our school canteen selling only healthy plant-based food. Everyone makes deliberate food choices to abstain from meat products and make fresh fruits and vegetables a bigger part of our diet. We believe that together we can make a positive impact on our environment!
- Learning Journeys for Students and Teachers