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Science Department


Science Department










Head of Department:

Mrs Norain Johari

Subject Head:


Physics
: Miss Neo Hui Jun
E-mail: neo_hui_jun@moe.edu.sg

Lower Secondary Science
: Mdm Cherlyn Tan
E-mail: cherlyn_tan_su_len@moe.edu.sg




Department Goals/Objectives:

  • To achieve academic excellence and lifelong learning through effective teaching and learning in science
  • To promote passion, creativity, and interest in science through active participation in science programmes
  • To equip pupils with scientific knowledge and skills to prepare them for future science and technology

Department Achievements:

2016 
  • East Zone A*STAR Science Fair - 1 SILVER and 1 Bronze Award
  • Singapore Science and Engineering Fair - Entered Final and project was showcased at the Singapore Science Centre
2014
  • East Zone A*STAR Science Fair - 1 Gold Award

2013
  • 7th Enviro-Life Science Symposium - 1 Gold and 1 Merit Award

2012
  • Shell Singapore Youth Festival Science Fair (SSYSF)  - 1 Bronze Award 
  • East Zone A*STAR Science Fair - 1 GOLD and 1 Silver Award
  • 6th Enviro-Life Science Symposium - 1 Silver and 2 Merit Award

2011
  • Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Science Symposium - Gold Award 
  • East Zone A*STAR Science Fair - 1 Silver Award
  • 5th Enviro-Life Science Symposium
    • 1 Gold Award (Innovation category)
    • 2 Silver Awards (Innovation and Environmental & Life Science Category)
    • 1 Merit Award


Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF)

The SSEF is the most prestigious local science competition with affiliations to the prestigious International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), which is regarded as the Olympics of science competitions. Every year the fair attracts the best science projects from every schools and institution in Singapore. This year, of the 600 entries that participated, only 40% were selected to take part in the finals. Three of our students, Nur Atiqah Bte Hisham, Nur Irdina Bte Mohd Zainal Azmi and Aida Masturah Bte Razali from 4 Integrity, did us proud by being one of the few entries that were shortlisted for the finals. It was a rich learning experience as our students interacted and exchanged scientific knowledge with students from established schools such as Raffles Institution, Nanyang Girls, NUS high school, Hwa Chong Institution and River Valley High. The study carried out by our three students on the piezoelectric response of crystals was carried out in our school laboratories with readily available materials. They dispelled the myth that cutting-edge science research can only be conducted in high-end research laboratories of universities or research institutions. The confidence gained by our three students through this experience has been invaluable.

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PET Rocket Programme

The PET Rocket Programme is an innovative science activity that has been enjoyed by Springfielders for many years. Students were first introduced to the concepts of Newton’s Law of motion and pressure. They applied the new concepts to construct an aerodynamic shape PET rocket using recycled plastic bottles. The highlight of the programme is when students launch the rockets seeing the theories applied in a fun real-life scenario. The activity is an enriching experience for students to develop hands-on skills and learn about teamwork and perseverance.

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Life Science Workshop

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Science Research Programme

On the 26th of July, Springfield Secondary sent four science research teams to participate in the East Zone A*STAR Science Fair held at Victoria Junior College. A record total of 81 teams from 30 schools took part this year. Prior to the science fair, students have been working hard since the start of the year designing and conducting science investigations on topics they have decided to research on. 

We are proud to announce that out of the four teams participating in the competition, two teams emerged victoriously - 'Testing the five-second rule: Investigating the effects of contact time on transfer of bacteria from surface to food' was the team that won the silver medal, while 'Investigation on the effectiveness of commercial slimming tea in comparison with green tea' was the team who won the bronze medal. The teams brought home school plaques, individual medals, cash vouchers, and certificates - a fantastic achievement for their hard work throughout the year. 

We will like to thank all teachers and students who have been so supportive in making this science research experience a major success. Congratulations to all teams for flying the Springfield flag high!

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Learning Journey for Teachers

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Science teachers on Science Department Learning Journey to Macritchie Reservoir.