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Putting The Spotlight on Primary Three Science

Posted by Denise Lee on June 01, 2017

Acquiring an entire new range of skills can be a tall order for your primary three child. For young ones with an insatiable curiosity for the world around them, the world of Science can be an unending dimension of fun and exciting knowledge.

At The Learning Lab, our dedicated curriculum team and passionate teachers bring the world of Science to the classroom to inspire young minds.

What “Type” of Science Will Your Child Learn?

For young learners, Science can be a pretty intimidating subject. At the primary three level, your child will learn the basics of an education in Science. His or her school syllabus aims to show your child how Science is real and evident in the world around him or her.

From learning about major phenomena like the life cycles of living things to concepts such as energy and the water cycle, your child will gain a keener understanding of what makes a flower grow or how water can change from a liquid state to a solid state as ice. These little nuggets of information help him or her think more deeply about the day-to-day occurrences he or she encounters.

What Are the Major Pitfalls Primary 3 Science Students Face?

Besides having to master new concepts that go beyond language and mathematics, the study of Science also requires young students to take on certain learning attitudes that cultivate a scientific mind — one that is methodical, inquisitive and analytical.

This may prove to be difficult for primary three students. It is hard to observe and rationalise at this young age. This problem may be overcome by encouraging your child to ask clarifying questions such as: “Why does X lead to Y?” or “How do we find proof that X will happen?”

Understanding the reasons why and how scientific phenomena occur will help your child to internalise these new science concepts.

Some primary three students also find it challenging to understand the requirements of Science questions. This can lead to your child having a lack of confidence in applying the knowledge he or she has learnt. He or she may also end up giving imprecise answers or incomplete answers.

Brushing up on question analysis skills can greatly help your child to understand what the question is asking for. Knowing the different type of directive words in a question (i.e. the difference between a “how” question and a “why” question) or the different question types (i.e. a flow chart question, a diagram-based question, an MCQ question) can aid your child in learning to answer with accuracy and precision.

Sometimes, students who do not have a natural inclination for Science may find the subject dull and tedious. If your child is disinterested in Science in school, speak to him or her and find out the root of the problem.

Often, children lose interest in things they do not understand. By showing your child that what he or she learns in class can be seen and heard in the world around him or her, you may just find a positive change in his or her attitude towards Science!

Give Your Child the Best Start to Primary 3 Science 

At The Learning Lab, Science isn’t a subject packed with dry facts — it is an expansive academic field that is meant to be observed, explored, questioned and challenged!

Let your child have the opportunity to fall in love with Science and to acquire all the right academic tools to understand, appreciate and adopt the attitudes of scientific inquiry.

Curriculum specialists design lesson materials to give your child a solid foundation in scientific skills like identification, reasoning, inference and analysis. Our teachers harness interest elements from the syllabus and bring them to life in the classroom.

An Exclusive Offer Awaits

Let's work together to give your child the best start to the Science learning journey.

Register your child for our Primary 3 Science core programme by Wednesday, 7 November and begin lessons between Wednesday, 7 November and Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018* to receive:

  • - Waiver of new student registration fee worth S$85.60 (incl. GST)
  • - S$100 off Term 1 – 2019 fees (incl. GST)
  • - A special set of TLL Science infographics on Mammals, Plants and the Human Digestive System

*Terms and conditions apply
^Infographics can be collected from respective TLL centre’s front desk from W, 14 November onwards

Register for T1-19 Programmes

The Learning Lab is now at 8 locations. Find a location that suits your needs.

If you have any questions about our programmes, please email us at enquiry@thelearninglab.com.sg or call us at  6733 8711 and we will be happy to assist you.

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