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Department Overview

In this increasingly technologically-driven world, YTzens need scientific literacy for effective functioning and meaningful participation in society. Many future challenges will need to be approached from a scientific perspective. Science can be used to improve the quality of living through new inventions, new technologies and new treatment of diseases but it can also be the source of many problems. Learning Science will enable them to use scientific knowledge and skills to make informed decisions which are ethically sound and socially responsible in order to tackle these challenges.

Desired outcomes:
  • To develop YTzens who are able to communicate confidently in a systematic and logical manner based on observations and evidence (confident leader)
  • To develop YTzens who are open-minded and able to see new perspectives. They can think critically about issues related to science with relevant data to support their way of thinking and solve problems (global thinker)
  • To develop YTzens who are aware of the ethical implications of science and technology and its limitations and are able to take a stand on and make socially responsible decisions that will help improve the lives of others (active citizenship)

The Science department provides a range of activities such as micro-controllers and coding, investigative project work, experiential learning through our Science Exchange Programme with Sagano High in Japan and enrichment workshops to excite and enthuse YTzens about Science.

For YTzens who have a passion for Science and want to challenge themselves further, the Science Talent Development Programme aims to support students in their learning of Science. YTzens have the opportunities to take part in Science competitions and in the Junior editions of the Biology, Chemistry and Physics Olympiads. There are also opportunities for students to engage in scientific project work investigation. 

Mission & Vision 

MissionTo imbue in pupils a sense of curiosity and to equip pupils with analytical skills through
student-centred activities
VisionEvery pupil to be passionate about Science

Key Programs / Enrichment for students


YearActivityAchievements
2018
Science Exchange Programme
In August, we hosted Sagano High School students in our annual Science Exchange Programme as part of our long standing partnership with Sagano High School, a Super Science high school in Japan. Our YTzens, together with the Sagano High students, developed critical and creative thinking skills and honed their science communication skills through a series of experiential learning activities. Through the interactions, new friendships were forged as the students gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of science.
Participation
Science Exchange Programme with Sagano High School.JPG

YearActivityAchievements
2018
Primary 6 Outreach Programme
In November, as part of our outreach efforts, we conducted mini science lessons for Primary 6 students from Riverside Primary School to enthuse and excite them about Science.
Participation
Outreach programme for P6 Riverside students.JPG



YearActivityAchievements
2018
Science Talent Development Programme
As part of the Science Talent Development Programme, our Science Talent Development students had the opportunity to be mentored by two researchers from A*STAR, Mr Loh Kang Yong and Mr Yong Ching Kiat. During their workshops, the students learnt more about inquiry and critical thinking through reading of research articles and participated in a glider competition where students learnt the principles of good aerodynamics and designed their own gliders to experiment with.
Participation

Experiential Learning during Science Exchange Programme.JPG

YearActivityAchievements
2018
Sec 1 Express Project Work 
All our Sec 1 Express students are given an opportunity to learn coding with Arduino to programme light and heat sensors as part of the their Science Investigative Project Work. [photo]

Participation

Sec 1 students doing coding during Project Work.JPG

Competitions


YearActivityAchievements
2018
Singapore Junior Chemistry Olympiad (SJChO) 2018

Silver Award
Lucas Cheng 4E5

Merit Award
Elroy La Weng Wei 4E4
Tsai Pei Chen 4E4
Tan Hong Ling 4E4

2018
Singapore Junior Physics Olympiad (SJPO) 2018

Bronze Award
Foo Chao 4E4
Lucas Cheng 4E5

201840th International C.B Paul Science Quiz

Gold Award
Tsai Pei Chen 4E4

Silver Award
Lim Ting Jen 4E4

Bronze Award
Cheah Jun An Douglas 4E4
Foo Chao 4E4

2018
17th Elementz Science Project Competition & Exhibition 

Project Title: Engineering a Sustainable Bioplastic from Plant Starch to Replace the Use of Traditional Plastic

Silver Award
Sim Hong Meng 2E4
Tan Yi En Tristan 2E4
Liew Yu Chen 2E4
Tu Yang 2E4
Chan Wei Loon 2E4

2018
ICAS Science
Bond students and staff together in a mass activity that promotes healthy and active living

High Distinction
Lee Zhao Kai Damien 2E3

Distinction
Yannick Chua 2E3
Wu Dechun 2E3
Marcus Tan Wen Le 2E3
Soo Junxi Tristan 2E3
Mathiazhagan Vasanth 2E3
Anjelo Cahinosayan 2E4
Sim Hong Meng 2E4
Toh Jian Bin 2E4
Kang Kiat Yang 2E5
Muhammad Afiq Danial bin Sahrin 2E5
Ang Shao Yong 2E6
Er Yun En 2E6
Ng Li Xuan Jolene 2E6
Liew Ka Song 2E6
Tan Yong Han 2E6


Achievements


YearActivityAchievements
2018
National Recognition
Mr Danny Choi Tsz Wai was awarded the Outstanding Science Teacher Award 2018. Mr Choi has been a Physics teacher in YTSS for 5 years. His Physics lessons are always engaging and fun as he uses a range of pedagogies like inquiry-based learning, learning with toys and experiential learning.
National Outstanding Science Teacher Award 2018
Mr Danny Choi Outstanding Science Teacher.JPG


YearActivityAchievements
2017
International Recognition
Ms Rebecca Kong, Science HOD was awarded the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching. The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Programme recognises and encourages excellence in teaching in the United States and abroad. Ms Kong was one of 3 teachers from Singapore who were selected for the programme and embarked on a 4 month attachment to Indiana University in the U.S to learn together with teachers from different countries.
2017-2018 Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching
Ms Rebecca Kong one of the three Singapore teachers who went to the U.S as part of the Fulbright Award.JPG