To develop our students into creative and confident individuals through authentic and engaging lessons so as to establish a strong foundation in Science and hence develop a passion for learning Science.
The experiential nature of Science through authentic learning tasks, performance tasks, experiments and projects cannot be dissected from the learning process of the subject area. Science lessons in Meridian Secondary School are conducted to elicit students’ sense of inquiry and discovery as well as to inculcate learning through the use of all their senses. Apart from these, meaningful ICT tools and portable data-loggers that allow for out-of-classroom Science teaching and learning experiences are continually used.
Secondary 1 Chemistry Performance Task – Isolating and calculating out the amount of salt present in a packet of salt
Secondary 2 Physics Performance Task – Designing a device to support the egg from breaking when released from the third floor of the school.
Transforming Teaching & Learning to ICT-based Lesson Packages
The Science department continues to develop lesson resources for bite-sized learning for both the lower and upper secondary Science levels. ICT and bite-sized checkpoints for Assessments for Learning (AfL) are conscientiously included with the aim of positive student outcomes.
With the push for 21st Century Competencies (21CC), it is necessary to prepare students to be able to develop:
- effective communication, sharing ideas and expressing opinions
- collaborative skills through group work learning and project-based learning
- expose students to a variety of learning experiences especially the use of ICT tools since they are digital learners.
Thus, a new area of focus this year would be the application of ICT-enabled lessons in our daily lessons, using the Design Thinking approach as well as the structure of I Do, We Do, You Do in the lesson to improve students’ confidence and attain achievement.
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(HOD / Student Management)
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|Mdm Norul Ashiqin Rashid
(HOD / Character and Citizenship Education)
|Mr Muhd Khairil
(SH / Student Leadership)
|Mr Joel Boon
(SH / Chemistry)
|Mdm Dewi Haryanti Husseinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Yeong Chong Yiingemail@example.com|
|Mr Lee Jiaqi Arthurfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Xu Yimingemail@example.com|
|Ms Tan Bee Ling
(HOD / Science)
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Our programmes aim to give students the experience of conducting investigative science projects and provide them with a platform for scientific exchange. Students will be given opportunities to be engaged in Science workshops, learning journeys and competitions at various Science institutions.
The department continues to provide opportunities for students from all classes and streams to participate in external Science competitions.
The Science Enrichment framework is modelled from the NE, “Head, Heart and Hands” framework.
To inculcate passion in Science and provide a progressive and holistic Science education which extends beyond the classroom and curriculum.
Enrichment Programmes and Competition in 2021
Secondary 1 Programmes
|1E||Science Centre Workshops||TBC|
|1NA||LJ to Kok Fah Vegetable Farm||TBC|
|1NT||LJ to Kok Fah Vegetable Farm||TBC|
Secondary 2 Programmes
|2E||Crystal Growing Competition||T3W3|
Secondary 3 Programmes
|3E||NTU SPMS Camp
Forensic Science & Marine Aquascaping Competition
|3NA||IgnITE Science Challenge||T2W3-4|
|3NT||IgnITE Science Challenge
Science Hands-On Experience
Throughout the year
Secondary 4 Programmes
|4E||Bio LJ to Chek Jawa||T3W5|
|4NT||Science Hands-On Experience||Throughout the year|
Meridian Science Enrichment
Science Centre Workshops
Our Sec 2 students are engaged in a series of workshops at the Science Centre, which includes, the crime lab, chemistry of chocolate, a jam session (making strawberry jam), Science of making candy and I scream for Ice Cream!
Students in Science of making candy workshop
Students in Chemistry of chocolate (left) and Crime Lab (right)
Biology Learning Journey to Chek Jawa
Secondary 4 students are given the opportunity to visit Chek Jawa, located in Pulau Ubin. Chek Jawa is known for its unique ecosystem where six habitats meet. Through this learning journey, it further enhances their learning of the topic on Ecology. Furthermore, students gain the awareness of the importance of such ecological sites in Singapore.
Science External Competitions
IgnITE Skills Challenge is Singapore’s first and only national competition for ‘N’ level students where students can enjoy learning in the fun-filled and hands-on activities!
All teams that signed up for the challenges first attended a workshop to learn the basic knowledge needed for their competition. After which, they took part in the preliminary challenge to come up with their product within the stipulated time frame.
Meridian Secondary School selected a total of 9 teams of Sec 3 Normal Academic/Technical students to take part in 4 challenges: Digital Media Story Telling, Mad Mocktail Strikes Again!, Potion Alchemy and Daedalus Challenge.
Under Science, teams were sent for the Mad Mocktail Strikes Again! and the Daedalus Challenge.
For the Daedalus Challenge, students developed skills in using computer-aided design (CAD) software to design and assembled an aerodynamic glider that can clear obstacles.
For Mad Mocktail Strikes Again!, students designed their own mocktails by identifying the densities of different liquids, such as syrups and juices. Using the concept of density, they create an attractive mocktail with different coloured layers for their signature mocktails.
On 14 April, teams have completed their workshops and submitted their challenges. We hope to receive the exciting news from them!
Forensic Science Workshop and Competition
Through this workshop, students learn how forensic scientist extract and analyse information collected from a crime scene in the laboratory using the equipment available.
Meridian Science Programmes
Meridian Science Program is a series of programmes that aim to enhance students’ interest in science and stretch their learning in Science. Though various activities, students improve scientific communication by working and presenting on projects of interest. Students are exposed to extra-curricular experimental laboratory sessions in school, workshops and competitions. Through structured guidance and inquiry based exploration, we aim to nurture curiosity, intellectual perseverance and confidence in our students.
Meridian Young Scientist
The Meridian Young Scientist encourages students to apply their learning and enjoy learning Science.
Using the Meridian Young Scientist Award card as a checklist, students aim to complete a main task and various side tasks related to the different science disciplines.
Meridian Science Discovery Week
The Meridian Science Discovery Week will be held in Term 3 Week 3 with the objective to enable students to see Science in everyday life through self-discovery and inquiry process. More details will be shared soon!
Upper Secondary Science Syllabus (subjects examinable in 2018 - SEAB)
For Sec 3
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3||Term 4|
|Component||Weighted Assessment 1 (WA 1)||WA 2||WA 3||End Of Year (EOY) Exam|
For Sec 4 and 5
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3 / 4|
|Component||WA 1||Mid-Year Exam (MYE)||Prelims|