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Science

Mission
To develop students into individuals with inquiring, creative and innovative minds with a passion for Science and Technology, so that they may be empowered to contribute meaningfully to society, and towards the lives of others.
Vision
Passionate learner with a spirit of inquiry and a heart for Man and Nature
Teaching Team
 

Head Of Department

Ms Felicia Lee Xinyun

Subject Head

Mrs Sheryl Mok-Koh Yilin

Senior Teachers

Mrs Susan Tan Hwa Chye (Biology)

Mr Chang Jee Yen (Physics)

Teachers

Biology

Mr Lim Thiam Kwee Arthur (HOD / ICT)

Ms Tan Mei Ling Gwendolynn

Ms Lau Mei Tong

Chemistry

Mr Lau Kum Weng Daniel (School Staff Developer)

Mrs Cynthia Chan-Chia Sann Roo

Mrs Valerie Seah-Ng Poh Ling

Ms Soh Sze Chuan Sabrina

Ms Woo Wei Shan

Ms Katherine Hor

Physics

Ms Felicia Lee Xinyun

Mr Martin Lee Tze Chuen (HOD/CCE)

Mrs Julia Chin-Chia Soo Ngo

Mr Lai Mun Guan

Mr Damien Lee Kian Aik

Laboratory Staff

Mdm Fouzia Khatoon Yamin Khan (Lab technician)

Ms Theresa Kanayar (Lab technician)

Mdm Tamilvany d/o Arumugam

Teaching and Learning Approach
Science teaching and learning in HIHS seeks to engage and ignite the passion of every HIHS student to learn scientific knowledge, skills, processes, ethics and attitudes with understanding through a progressive 3Xs approach– EXCITE, EXPLORE and EXCEL.

There are various platforms that aim to enthuse students in exploring and engaging in scientific inquiry. The approach is inquiry-based where students learn to research, collect and analyse information, explore and experiment in ways that encourage creative and problem-solving skills. Assessment practices include self-reflection, peer and teacher feedback to facilitate improvement. Ultimately, the aim is to develop in students the joy of learning, that they may use the knowledge, values and skills acquired to impact society in meaningful ways.

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Students testing their research hypotheses and presenting their experimental findings as part of a Science project.


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Students engaging in collaborative work as part of their day to day Science lessons



Programmes / Projects / Competitions
The learning of Science in HIHS encompasses a range of activities within and outside of school, including learning journeys and workshops to introduce to students new ways of seeing and thinking about their learning, competitions to expose students to new ideas and perspectives, science research projects and attachments at post-secondary institutions to help students find relevance and connectedness to learning. 
Science Research Programme
The Science research programme (in collaboration with NYP), the Elementz Science Research Conference & Exhibition, and the ignITE Skills Challenge are some platforms that allow for development of scientific skills, knowledge and values.

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Our students have achieved outstanding performance in their Science Research projects over the past few years.

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Students at the Elementz Science Research Conference & Exhibition

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Students showcasing their project - A study to investigate the effects of spice extracts on the quality of raw chicken

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Students showcasing their project - Application of near infrared spectroscopy in the assessment of strawberry quality

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Our Students showcasing their winning project proudly at the IgnITE Skills Challenge

Science Investigative Project in Forensic Science
The Forensic Science project provides opportunities for students to explore Science in greater depth. The hands-on experiences allow them to see connectedness across the three disciplines in the Sciences, and encourages development of 21CC skills such as creative problem-solving, sound reasoning and reflective thinking, as well as effective communication and collaboration skills.

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Project SaVE (Sustain and Vitalise Environment)
In Project SaVE, students apply thinking skills to study science concepts that address environmental and sustainability issues, and care for growth that take into account our natural heritage: our trees, our clean air and our clean waters.

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Our students taking charge of the school gardening spaces, and documenting their learning as part of a biodiversity trail that they are designing

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Students learning the skills from volunteers at the Nativity Church

Math and Science Learning Journey
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Students are introduced to interdisciplinary learning as they undergo experiences that allow them to think and 
function as a Scientist and Mathematician

 Upcoming Programmes in 2020
  • ENT Biomedical Quiz 2020
  • Elementz and IgnITE 2020 
  • SG Women in Technology Programme
  • Sec 2 Science Excite Programme
  • Sec 3 Flight Science Programme
  • Sci-Humanities Learning Programme
  • Science Workshops at the Science Centre
  • Applied Learning Experience at NYP