# Will the water flow out?

I always aim to explain theories to my students by doing experiments and showing them the evidence. Last week I did this with my kids and you can do it at home too! Click here for the video. 1.Fill up a bottle with water. 2. Find a sieve – the kind used for sifting flour,[…]

# Fun Science

I love it when I’m able to make my students enjoy and learn at the same time. The structured curriculum and exam focus don’t make it easy for me to do that, but nonetheless, I try. Another important aspect of learning, which many talk about and give terms like “higher order problem solving skills” or[…]

# Thinking Imaginatively

As a Science teacher, I aim to get them excited about the subject and think imaginatively and creatively. What better way to do that, I thought, to expose them to some problems that are out of this world! So last week, I got them to imagine they were responsible for setting up a colony on[…]

# Bring Maths to Life

Can you guess what these are for? I was teaching my P3/4 students fractions last Saturday and it was easier to illustrate how they work if the children can visualise the concepts. You can use materials found in your home for such experiments too! Every week I try to use different games and such tests[…]

# Maths Science- Changing Ourselves

There was a comic going around recently. The elephant, monkey, penguin and others were told to climb a tree and all had to perform the same task to ensure a fair selection. The cartoon took shots at the examination system- how each individual is geared differently and how it shouldn’t test everyone the same way.[…]

# How to Revise for the Science Exams

Primary school science requires a fair amount of knowledge of content. To do well, one must also be able to memorise and recall the important concepts. Here are some tips to help: 1. Write notes when you study. The act of writing already helps you to remember what you wrote. 2. Notes have to be[…]

# Air Takes up Space

I did this with my class a few weeks ago, to demonstrate that air takes up space. 1. Roll a small ball of tissue paper and stuff it about 1cm from the end of a straw. 2. Cover the other end of the straw with your finger. 3. Ask if the paper will get wet[…]

# Writing with Milk

I thought I should share this before I threw it away! These words were written in milk – it’s completely invisible when it dries up. But hold it over a candle flame, and the words appear! The milk contains fats and acids which reacts with the heat, changing its colour more than the paper it’s[…]

# Tongue

Does this image look familiar? I came across this in a P3 science textbook. It is WRONG. The tongue is NOT divided into sections which are exclusively responsible for different basic tastes. Read here for more info: http://studyroom.sg/tongue-map/