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Support the Learning of Science at Home. 18 Nov 2013 Mrs Sia SL HOD Science. Science in Primary School. Equal weighting in PSLE for English, Mathematics, Mother Tongue and Science PSLE expectations Process Skills (e.g. classifying, analysing, investigating) & Content from P3-P6

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    1. Supportthe Learning of Science at Home 18 Nov 2013 Mrs Sia SL HOD Science

    2. Science in Primary School • Equal weighting in PSLE for English, Mathematics, Mother Tongue and Science • PSLE expectations • Process Skills (e.g. classifying, analysing, investigating) & Content from P3-P6 • Spiral approach in the syllabus

    3. Have an Early Start • Benefits of early exposure – wealth of prior knowledge to draw upon • There will be greater retention when there is meaning • Lay a strong foundation for Scientific Thinking • Curiosity • Questioning & Inquiring • Observing, Investigating

    4. Read Science • Build language, a mixed of fiction and non-fiction • Starter books

    5. ReadScience • Magazines – Spy Science, Wild Life Wonders, Discovery

    6. ReadScience • Websitese.g.http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/http://www.dkids.asia/http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

    7. WatchScience Wide-Eyed Wonderful World Mon-Fri 8.30pm • Okto documentaries • You-tube science videos (bbc)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23bUzcuOITU Mon, Wed, Fri 9pm

    8. ExperienceScience DO • Hands on - washing, cooking, gardening, cleaning • Repairing things at home – scientific investigation • Discovery

    9. ExperienceScience DO • Conduct Science experiments / projects at homehttp://www.education.com/activity/science/ • Make Science Toyshttp://www.sciencetoymaker.org/

    10. ExperienceScience PLAY • Educational toys / sets

    11. ExperienceScience PLAY • Visit places of learninggardens, park connectorsscience centres, zoo

    12. Challenges • Time & Content Knowledge • Key: • Provide stimulating environment • Model learning – learn with them • Encourage • Have conversations • Gentle Reminder: refrain from taking over the learning – question, support them in finding the answer

    13. Enjoy Science Thank You