In line with our vision, EINSTEIN, our science programmes and lessons provide novel ways of learning Science through:
1. Interactive programmes which promote independent and discovery learning.
2. Arousing pupils curiosity about Science, hence raising their interest in learning Science.
3. Experiential and inquiring learning.
4. Building pupils higher order thinking skills.
|Department Members||Department Members|
|Miss Seah Wan Peen (HOD)||Mdm Ro'aiza Bte Zainuri|
|Mdm Rashida Bte Mohd Shariff||Mdm Rosnani Bte Alwee|
|Mr Wong Seow Wei||Ms Lee Siew Yee|
|Miss Michelle Chen Hwee Sim||Mdm Tan Kar Tiang Hazel|
|Miss Noor Faizah Bte Mustaffa||Mr Rayhan s/o Mohd Rashad Mohd|
|Ms Sri Yanti Bte Zainal Abidin||Mr Chai Kae Min|
|Miss Nurul Raifana Bte Zailani (AED-T&L)|
The programmes and lessons provide a plethora of learning experiences that are interactive and hands-on thereby catering to a variety of learning needs and styles.
|Einstein Playstation||Science Trek||Fishery Lessons|
Our Science Champions have the opportunity to widen the scientific knowledge and thinking through the following activities throughout their primary school years in Yumin Primary School
Science Learning Corners
It is a learning centre that supports pupils learning through the completion of their Young Scientist Card from Botany, to Ornithology and Entomology. The centre concentrates on the showcase of detailed life Science resources to supports our pupils learning trek in these areas.
Eco-Garden & Botany
A garden planted with a variety of flowering and non-flowering plants. It supports and enhances pupils' learning on topics like Diversity of Plants and Reproduction in Plants.
Fishery is a place with aquariums of different species of fish and water plants can be found. Pupils can come here to learn more about fish through engaging them in various interesting activities on the body parts of the fish and their various functions, the adaptation of fish, the life cycle of fish, the types of food the different types of fish eat etc.
Outdoor Science Station
A station located outdoors for experiments involving physical sciences. These include, but are not limited to, the water cycle, water filtration and inertia due to different surfaces.
The fossil funfield, which is situated near the botany, provides pupils with a sandpit for them to surface their inner archeologists and know more about dinosaurs, how they live, what they eat and their adaptations.
Primary 3 @ Hort Park
|The vertically-grown plants at Hort Park.||Our young Science Champions learn through play.|
Primary 5 @ Bukit Timah Dairy Farm
|Pupils listening to a few jungle survival tips.||Who needs umbrellas when we have large leaves?|
Young Scientist Cards
Our Science Champions complete a Young Scientist Card yearly. The objectives of the YSC are:
1. To stimulate interest in Science activities among pupils.
2. Enable them to carry out self-directed activities in areas of interest in Science.
3. To provide them with opportunities to develop initiative and creativity.
I am a Young Botanist!
I am a Young Ornithologist!
I am a Young Entomologist!
A certificate and badge will be awarded to the pupils for each activity card they complete. They will also have an opportunity to display their work in school.
We, at the Science Department, do not only focus on the hard skills. We also spread environmental messages to the pupils of Yumin Primary.
Recently, we challenged the Yumin Champions to participate in the 3Race (read: 3R Race). They set up a Recycling Corner in their classrooms and collect bottles, tin cans and newspapers. Every Friday, CIP representatives or the Science monitors will collate the number of recyclable materials in their classrooms and bring them down to a centralized recycling bin in school.
Newspapers that are collected are sold to a recycling agent. The money collected will then be donated to the Children Cancer Foundation.
- Clean & Green Competition
Annually, a group of Yumin Champions will be selected to represent the school in a Clean & Green Competition. Pupils come together to put up a dance item in line with the theme of the year. Last year, in 2009, our Yumin Champions emerged 2nd.