Science Education

The Science (S1-3) curriculum provides science-related learning experiences
that develop students’ interest in science and to lay a foundation for their studies of various science curricula at the senior secondary level. It also focuses on the development of scientific literacy for living in and contributing towards a scientific and technological world.
The broad aims of the Science (S1-3) curriculum are to enable students to:
develop curiosity and interest in science;
acquire fundamental scientific knowledge and skills, and appreciate the
relationship between science and other disciplines;
develop the ability to make scientific investigation and solve problems;
use the language of science to communicate science-related ideas;
develop a basic understanding of the nature of science;
develop the ability to integrate and apply scientific knowledge and skills
with other related disciplines;
recognise the social, ethical, economic, environmental and technological
implications of science, and develop an attitude of responsible citizenship
and a commitment to promote personal and community health;
be prepared for further studies in STEM-related disciplines; and
become lifelong learners in science for personal development.
Curriculum Structure and Organisation
The Science (S1-3) curriculum is designed to ensure continuity and progression of science education across primary and senior secondary levels. The curriculum framework comprises three interconnected components: Learning Targets, Curriculum Emphases, and the Units for the curriculum.
The following figure represents the relationships between the various components.
Diagrammatic Representation of the Science (S1-3) Curriculum Framework

The Units for the Curriculum
The curriculum content is organised into 14 Units. It is designed to cover the key ideas of science, as well as the social and technological implications of science.
Each Unit allows students to explore and investigate a specific theme in Science.
The Units for S1, S2 and S3 are listed below:
S1 Unit 1: Introducing Science
Unit 2: Water
Unit 3: Looking at Living Things
Unit 4: Cells, Human Reproduction and Heredity
Unit 5: Energy
Unit 6: Matter as Particles
S2 Unit 7: Living Things and Air
Unit 8: Making Use of Electricity
Unit 9: Common Acids and Alkalis
Unit 10: Sensing the Environment
Unit 11: Force and Motion
S3 Unit 12: A Healthy Body
Unit 13: From Atoms to Materials
Unit 14: Light, Colours and Beyond
The continuum of learning for students
It is expected that upon completion of the course students shall acquire the basic foundation for more academic pursuit in the discipline of science in senior secondary education.
2017 - 2018
2016 - 2017
Learning resources
Unit Content Relevant websites
Unit 1 Introducing Science
Unit 2 Water
Unit 3 Looking at Living Things
Unit 4 Cells, Human Reproduction and Heredity
Unit 5 Energy
Unit 6 Matter as Particles
Unit 7 Living Things and Air
Unit 8 Making Use of Electricity
Unit 9
Common Acids and Alkalis
Unit 10 Sensing the Environment
Unit 11 Force and Motion