Science of Success

21 Jun 2016
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Science of Success is a study guide designed to help students build a strong foundation in Science in order to excel in their Science examinations. Science is the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of how things around us work, and this process requires a systematic approach. The topics in the guidebook is categorised thematically and each theme is systematically organised into the following sections:

  • Factual Study
  • Concept Application
  • Process Skills

Factual Study
This section consists of essential notes summarised into key points to build up students' knowledge and understanding in the topic. The notes are presented using the Cornell Note Taking system, which helps children focus on important vocabulary words and concepts.

The Cornell Note Taking system also facilitates personal revision for test and exams. To revise, students can cover the answers written in the column and attempt the questions again. Before moving on, they can reveal the answers to verify the correct answers.

Concept Application
This section presents to children 20 true/false questions comprising common misconceptions and supplementary information. By attempting such questions, students broaden their scope of knowledge and enhance their confidence when engaging challenging concepts. While attempting the questions, pupils are encouraged to engage in scientific inquiry by referencing external sources of information such as encyclopedia and websites, or by conducting simple experiments and environmental observations. The answers for this section are accompanied with explanations to aid parent-and-child learning at home.

Process Skills
This section allows students to apply their knowledge and understanding in answering challenging open-ended questions. Such questions aim to develop students' process skills such as observation, classification, measurement, inference and prediction as they practice. Each question is pegged to the process skill engaged.

With frequent practise in this section, students will also naturally learn the necessary answering skills, such as the use of keywords, diagram sketching and graphing techniques to score in Section B of the Science examination. Suggested answers are provided to demonstrate how the content can be presented in concise sentences.

This series is also available for upper block (P5 & P6)

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