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AEM aerospace
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Sec 1 Learning Journey (Greenology)
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Sec 1NT activity-based lessons
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Sec 3 Fruit-powered car

Introduction

We believe our teachers are key in igniting the passion for Science in Crestians and inculcating in them the spirit of inquiry. Our Science teachers are consistently looking for ways to improve our pedagogy and resources to meet the needs of our students, always mindful that we are equipping them with skills and knowledge necessary for the next level of education and possibly, for future employment.

We seek to draw a fine balance between the rigour required for the eventual national exams and the need to ensure holistic teaching and learning that develop the right attitude and behaviour in the learning of Science. Our programmes are developed to support these beliefs.

Sec 1 Conservation/Environmental Programmes

Students learn through hands-on activities the importance of conserving our environment.

In the Water Filtration Workshop, student learn how to build simple water filters to filter polluted samples of water and in the process, grow awareness of the importance of water conservation and the threat of water pollution. Students research and plan a draft of the water filter, and build and test the filter.
 
In the Science Hydroponics project, students learn about the importance of hydroponics in land-scarce Singapore. They get to hands-on germinating seeds using a DIY hydroponics kit with recycled bottles, developing care for plants and the environment.

Sec 2 Solar Oven Project

This project allows students to problem-solve and apply their Physics knowledge on Thermal Transfer of Energy to build an oven using provided materials to achieve a highest internal temperature possible. Students build their ovens and test the internal temperature of the ovens to assess the effectiveness.

Sec 3 Fruit-powered Car project

The fruit-powered car project enables students to understand the importance of harnessing new energy sources. Students harness the gases produced from chemical reactions with fruit juice and baking soda to power DIY cars.

Lower Sec NT curriculum revision

A curriculum has been developed to enable teaching and learning of the syllabus through a hands-on approach. There is a revamp in the SOW so that students learn Science concepts in a practical manner through research and construction of kits and devices. For example, they learn density by constructing a Cartesian Diver. Students have the opportunity to collaborate and do research when a concept is presented to them. Learning is facilitated by doing and presenting what they have constructed.

Participation in Competitions and Research

We encourage our students to participate in competitions/activities/research to stretch their potential and expose them to varied ways of learning. Such include the Elementz Science Research Conference & Exhibition, Enviro-Life Science Symposium, QUESTA, National Water Rocket Competition, NUS Crystal Growing Competition.