Fun Scientist Programme
The Fun Scientist Programme
The Fun Scientist Programme (FSP), modelled after the STEM education curriculum, is based on the idea of educating our students in the four specific disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Through FSP, we motivate our children to stay curious and in the process develop in each child an inquisitive spirit that strives on discovery and exploration. From analysing Leonardo Da Vinci’s golden ratio to building lava lamps to understanding how aerodynamics works, FSP builds a self-directed and life-long learning disposition which will better prepare our children for an unpredictable world.
The Straits Times
Structure of Programme
Key messages of FSP
|1||Science is FUN|
Science is about observing things around us, discovery , exploration, having an inquiring mind & a hunger for knowledge
|3||If you don’t get it right the first time, try until you get it. Just don’t give up|
What Research says about engaging young learners in Science
The process skills most appropriate for early childhood age children are observation, comparison, measurement, classification and communication (Charlesworth & Lind, 2003). These skills are developed through hands-on (concrete) experiences that encourage children to question and investigate phenomena. These skills will later enable students to perform more advanced process skills as they gather, organize, and record data; infer relationships: predict outcomes; hypothesize; and identify and control variables.
Students writing invisible messages using milk
Fun Scientist Teachers demonstrating the use of invisible ink
|Mr Gene Lim||Covering HOD / Resident Scientist 1|
|Mr. Xiao Jianfu||Teacher / Resident Scientist 2|
|Ms. Nicole Chee||Teacher / Resident Scientist 3|