Science

Our Family

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Name Email Address Office Number
Wong-Huang Kexin (Mrs)
HOD Science
huang_kexin@moe.edu.sg
6500 7109
Wan Yan Ying (Mr)
HOD Discipline
wan_yan_ying@moe.edu.sg   6500 4229
Chen Liyun (Miss)
Year Head
chen_liyun@moe.edu.sg 6500 7157
Ng Wei Ping (Mr) 
LH Science
ng_wei_ping@moe.edu.sg  6500 7172  
Raymond Loh (Mr)
Senior Teacher (Physics)
loh_kok_wee_raymond@moe.edu.sg  6500 7175
Hia Soo Ching (Mdm)
Senior Teacher (Chemistry)
hia_soo_ching@moe.edu.sg  6500 7174 
Travis Neo (Mr)
Assistant Year Head (Internal)
neo_wee_kian@moe.edu.sg
6500 7146
Choo Hui En (Miss)hui_en_choo@moe.edu.sg
6500 7176 
Elton Tan (Mr)
tan_yong_qiao_elton@moe.edu.sg 
6500 7167
Jasmine Lim (Ms)lim_jia_lin@moe.edu.sg 6500 7169 
Kok Han Ni (Ms)kok_han_ni@moe.edu.sg 6500 4210
Muhammad Khairi (Mr) muhammad_khairi_ruslihan@moe.edu.sg  6500 7171 
Nur Hanis (Miss) nur_hanis_mohamad_gh@moe.edu.sg 6500 7168 
Poh Soon Ming (Mr)
poh_soon_ming@moe.edu.sg 6500 7170
Rafidah (Mdm)
rafidah_a_rahman@moe.edu.sg 
6500 7173
Stephanie Yong (Mdm)yong_siew_fai@moe.edu.sg 6500 7146
Toh Wei Shun (Mr)toh_wei_shun@moe.edu.sg 6500 7199
Veronica Tei (Miss)veronica_tei_ying_ying@moe.edu.sg6500 7161 

OUR Mission

Provide science education that:
  1. ignites a passion for learning; and
  2. develops inquisitive and inquiring minds.

At Fuhua, we believe that Science cannot be learned through rote learning. The science curriculum is designed to offer students opportunities to learn about the world around them through the scientific method – which includes hypothesis testing, observation, analysis and conclusion. Teachers are keen to share with our students their passion for the respective science subjects, instead of merely preparing them for the O- and N- levels. There is on-going curriculum innovation and our teachers strive to cater to various learning styles through a repertoire of pedagogical skills.

Our Belief

To empower inquisitive students to embrace the world as their classroom through the inspiration of collaborative educators who are passionate about honing their craft. Our science programme is designed to offer length, breadth and depth of learning in alignment to national efforts.

Length (Passion/ S1-3)

  • Module on scientific thinking
  • Hands-on activities for experimental methods
  • Applied Learning Programme (ALP)

Breadth of learning (Exposure/ Lower Sec Level)

  • International Assessments & Competitions (ICAS)
  • Pet Rocket Project
  • Forensics Workshops (external) to complement learning

Depth of learning (Mastery/ Upper Sec Level)

  • Physics Olympiad (A-level Physics Enrichment)
  • Chemistry Olympiad (A-level Chemistry Enrichment)
  • Learning Journeys 

OUR Signature Programmes


Programme Name Details
Forensics 
Science@Fuhua
ALP 

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1          Mission, Vision, Values    

Vision 
To aspire and strive to be creative, innovative, dynamic collaborators and effective communicators who are ready for the future. 

Mission 
To enhance scientific literacy in educators and students by honing critical thinking and problem solving skills through experiential learning 

Values 
Integrity | We demonstrate integrity in our behaviour by taking responsibility of the knowledge acquired. 

Passion | We develop a passion for STEM related careers. 

Curiosity | We exercise open-mindedness and interest in our quest for literacy in the sciences. 

2          Background of ALP     

Forensics Science@Fuhua, the focus of Applied Learning Program (ALP), started its roots through the Secondary 1 Science Enrichment Program (SEP). Since 2012, SEP included segments on Forensics Sciences, in which students engage in mystery solving activities. Together with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) INC with advice from MOE Curriculum Planning & Development Division (CPDD), we have co-crafted our lessons based on thematic approach which fall under the categories of Crime Scene Processing, Anthropometry, Impressions, Forgery, Serology, Trace Evidence, Toxicology, Fingerprinting, DNA and Forensic Technology (Arduino & Electronics). From 2015, all Lower Secondary students will undergo a one year program which focuses on inculcating scientific thinking skills through the delivery of lessons built on teaching various forensic techniques used in crime scene investigation. All lessons were designed to include hands-on activities that could engage the students and promote scientific thinking.

Figure 2: Main Categories of Lesson Modules  
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3          Lessons


4          Assessment             
While ALP is a non-examinable subject, there is a need to check for understanding. The first assessment requires each team to design and construct a product, such as a lie detector, based on the knowledge acquired in forensic sciences, electronics and simple programming. The final assessment is designed as a mobile learning trail, where each team of 4 is given an iPad with a mobile project app. Similar to Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), students will work on a designed crime case while playing the roles of a team-leader, a note-taker, a photographer, and a data analyst. 

 5          Our Partners             
STEM, Inc. is the official partner of Fuhua Secondary School and our STEM educator. Mr Loh Wai Yong would deliver the lessons for the first cycle with our teachers as facilitators. STEM, Inc. Curriculum Specialist, Dr. Tan Mui Hua, helped to co-create the lesson plans and prototypes that our students would be building. Furthermore, STEM, Inc. has engaged an industry partner, Crossfield Asia Pte Ltd, who would facilitate industry visits and conduct learning journeys and talks for teachers and students.

6 Tier 2 Program 
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Our Tier 2 program seeks to develop and groom talents among a small selected group of students who is willing to acquire knowledge and acquire skills beyond the basic Forensics Science modules offered in our ALP program.

Through collaboration with A*Star, the ALP team has developed a trial Digital Forensics Lesson Package which teaches students the software tools that can be used to retrieve deleted SMS messages from mobile phones. 

“Digital Forensics is a very important area and technology is advancing at an exponential rate. However, without a more sophisticated mobile device forensics tool, potentially important evidence could be lost forever” 
– A*Star.

A Learning Journey to Republic Polytechnic Digital Forensics Department was conducted  and the 25 students  who attended were exposed to some of the software and tools available to decipher coded messages and extract deleted pictures and images.

7 Feedback on ALP Program by Students
We seek to constantly refine our program to ensure relevance and to meet the needs of our students. Hence, surveys will be conducted at the end of each semester to gather feedback from the students on Lesson Design, Lesson Resources, Lesson Delivery, Instructors and Personal and Affective Learning. In the first semester, we had received very favourable feedback on our program as summarized in the following table.

Table 7.1: Summary Survey Results for Sec 2 (Sem 1 – 2015)

Lesson Design

93.82% strongly agreed or agreed that the coverage, depth, activities, objectives and duration of the ALP lesson were sufficient and appropriate.

Lesson Resources

98.33% strongly agreed or agreed that the quality of the lesson materials was good and content sufficient.

Lesson Delivery

99.63% strongly agreed or agreed that the way the lessons were being conducted was appropriate.

Instructors

97.77% strongly agreed or agreed that the teacher(s) were competent, there was support given and rapport with them was good.

Personal & Affective Learning

86.25% strongly agreed or agreed that this program had sparked their interests in Forensics Science and may consider pursuing careers associated with this field.



INSPIRE Talent Development
Programme
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INSPIRE programme is a signature talent programme in Fuhua for students to achieve multiple spires of excellence in the area of Science. Outstanding students (from Secondary 1 – 3) are selected for the programme. Students in the programme have the opportunity to broaden and deepen their scientific knowledge through in-house training and participation in local and international Science competitions.

The programme aims to
(a) further develop the skills and abilities of students with interest and aptitude for science by providing an environment where students can work with peers who share similar interests, aspirations and abilities;

(b) develop an appreciation, knowledge and understanding of techniques and skills in scientific study, research methodologies and evaluating of research literature; and 

(c) build 21st century competencies of Critical and Inventive Thinking and Communication, Collaboration and Information Skills through working on science research projects.

3 different tiers of training are provided for the students to ignite passion in their learning of Science and to develop inquisitive young scientists.

Level 1 – General modules (basic scientific research skills and mini-science projects)

Level 2 – Specialisation modules (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)

Level 3 – Elective modules (Astronomy and Forensic Science)

Astronomy 
The Introductory Astronomy Lessons intend to leverage on the scientific concepts from the Lower Secondary Science syllabus so that students can find meaningful connections to real-life application especially in astronomical phenomena that occur on Earth.   

The programme aims to:
 (a)      inculcate an interest and passion for Astronomy through learning about astronomical phenomena occurring on Earth;  

 (b)      develop an appreciation, knowledge and understanding of celestial objects around us and the Solar System that we are located in.  

The lessons will include both lecture and enrichment activity. The enrichment activity will be held at the Science Centre where Fuhua students will attend after the lecture so that they have some basic knowledge about Astronomy before observing celestial objects through the telescopes. 
Sungei Buloh
Wetland Reserve 
Aim 
Appreciate the wide biodiversity in Singapore and increase students’ environmental awareness. 

Learning outcomes
Students learn about the
(a)    importance of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve as a site for 
         migratory birds and other wildlife;
(b)    success of the government in sustaining a wetland reserve like Sungei 
         Buloh;
(c)    biodiversity of rich flora and fauna at the wetland reserve;
(d)    importance of conserving our natural heritage and develop a sense of 
         commitment and ownership of the parks and greenery.

Pet Rocket
Fuhuanites from Secondary 1 will experience building and launching their own water-powered rocket during their post-exam activities. Through the Pet Rocket Programme, students will explore the Science concepts behind launching a water rocket through self-directed learning using modern ICT tools such as iPads and videos.

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Students will be given hands-on opportunity to build their own water rocket using items such as plastic bottles. After which, they will compete with their schoolmates for the title of "The Furthest Rocket Flown" and "The Most-Accurate Rocket" during their launch.

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 Students will learn Physics concepts such as Forces and Projectile Motion with the infusion of ICT to remotely launch their rockets while appreciating recycling to save the Earth.

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Ice Cream Making 
The science enrichment programme, I scream for Ice Cream, provides a strong link to the contents taught in the lower secondary curriculum. This enrichment programme also provides additional knowledge to get students interested in Science through a hands-on experiential learning approach. 

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Students will learn the processes involved in ice cream making and will discover how using different types of ingredients affects the final product. Through this enrichment, students will learn about the differences between physical and mechanical reactions in food, the different types of nutrients, and the uses of emulsifiers and stabilisers. At the end of the programme, the students will get to taste the ice cream that they make.

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DNA Lab 
As part of the ALP curriculum, Secondary 1E/NA students attended the “DNA in Forensic Science” workshop organised by Singapore Science Centre, where students learnt about the techniques of micro-pipetting and agarose gel-electrophoresis using the OJ Simpson case study. 

 Singapore Amazing 
Machine Competition
(SAMC)
3 teams of 12 students took part in the Singapore Amazing Machine Competition (SAMC) which was held from 27 to 28 August 2015 at the Science Centre Singapore. Jointly organised by DSO National Laboratories, Science Centre Singapore and School of Science and Technology, Singapore, the SAMC is a science competition in which teams dreamed up and constructed a complex machine that performed a seemingly simple task in as many steps as possible. 
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All three Fuhua teams managed to enter the finals. The competition provided them a platform to learn to work in teams and to come up with innovative ideas by thinking out of the box . Not only did they apply what they have learnt in class, they carried out research to learn new Physics and Chemistry concepts. In the process, their problem-solving and critical thinking skills have been improved.

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 Singapore Junior
 Physics Olympiad 
(SJPO)
The Singapore Junior Physics Olympiad (SJPO) is a Physics competition organized by the Institute of Physics Singapore and is catered to secondary school students. This is an annual competition to encourage the study and appreciation of Physics among all secondary school students. In addition, it is also a competition to highlight Physics talents and also as part of the process to identify students for early training for the IPhO (International Physics Olympiad). 



OUR Achievements


Year
Achievements
Awardees' Full Name/Class
 2018C.B. Paul Science Quiz - Upper Secondary
Silver
Yong Jia Huan (4E1)

Bronze
Ryan Tan Tse Geng (4E4)

Merit
Jason Lek Si Jie (4E1)
Lee Jia Huan Stephanie (4E1)
Lim Sze Yee (4E1)
Yu Jiechong (4E1)

Honourable Mention
Ian Chan Wei Yang (4E1)
Neo Yu Han (4E1)

 2018C.B. Paul Science Quiz - Lower SecondaryGold
Nathan Arcilla Hernandez (2I2)

Merit
Chee Min Qing (2I4)
Tang Kai Yuan, Xavier (2I4)

Honourable Mention
Ma Mya Thee Char Tin Oo (2I2) 
2018A*STAR Science AwardsD H Nethma Dewmini (3S1)
Leong Jia Yi, Janna (3S1)
Serene Sim Ann Chee (3S1)
Teo Hui Ying (3S1) 
2017  Startathon Junior by Sustainable Living Lab 1st Runner-up
Sherwyn Low (3S1) 
Aung Zaw That (3S1)
Aloysius Khoo Kai Jie (3S1) 
Soh Wen Kang (3S1) 
Matthew Tan Ming Yu (3S1)

4th Position
Ng Keng Heng (3S1) 
Neo Yu Han (3S1) 
Shwe Yi Win (3S1) 
Lee Jia Huan Stephanie (3S1) 
Ian Chan Wei Yang (3S1)
 2017Singapore Junior Biology Olympiad 
Bronze 
Bay Li Shi (4E1) 
Guo Yaqi, Ziona (4E1) 
Joanna Kao Shang Yuen (4E2) Fung Wen Wu (4E2) 
Wee Hong Yao, Marcus (4E2) 

Honourable Mention 
Lau Pei Yi (4E1) 
Lionel Lim Jian Wei (4E1) 
Phoebe Tee Shi Ting (4E2) 
Le Yanzhi (4E2) 
Tee Yu Hang (4E2)
 2017Singapore Junior Chemistry Olympiad 
Bronze 
Fung Wen Wu (4E2) 
Ong Khai Yang (4E4) 
   
Merit  
Lau Pei Yi (4E1) Christopher Lim Gang Qing (4E2) Chua Shan Hong (4E2) 
 2017
Scientific Thinking Programme @Republic Polytechnic 
 -Outstanding Science Project 
Tee Shin Hui (2I1) 
Sai Wai Phyo (2I2) 
Jiang Keyang (2I3) 
Serene Sim Ann Chee (2I4) 
2017 
IgnITE Skills Challenge – Pixel Magix
1st Runner Up
Ong Wan Ting (3S8) 
Gu Jinyang (3S8) 
Sharifah Umairah (3S7) 
 2017C.B. Paul Science Quiz - Upper Secondary 
Bronze 
Lee Li Ying (4E1)    

Merit 
Bay Li Shi (4E1) 
Chua Yan Yan (4E1) 
Lau Pei Yi (4E1) 
Fung Wen Wu (4E2)   

Honourable Mention 
Tay Cher Vy (4E1) 
Guo Yaqi, Ziona (4E1) 
 2017C.B. Paul Science Quiz - Lower Secondary 
Gold 
Jiang Keyang (2I3) 
  
Bronze 
Janna Leong (2I3) 
 2016 C.B. Paul Science Quiz 
Silver : 
Loh Jin Han (4E1) 
Roy Leong Yew Hwee (4E1)

Bronze : 
Poon Chien Ee, Ryan (4E1) 
Beh Jian Hao (4E2) 

Merit : 
Xu Xin (4E1)
Chai Wen Jun Andrew (4E1)
Lee Wen Yang (4E1)
Lo Jian Xuan (4E1)
Davin Yap Sin Yew (4E2) 
2016East Zone A*STAR Science Fair Open CategoryBronze Award: 
Teow Yong Qing (3S1)
 Ong Zi Yee (3S1)
 Yu Xiao Han (3S1)
 Saw Yudwaddy Htut (3S2)
 2016Singapore Junior Physics Olympiad Bronze:
Rossel Anne Patacsil Mollorca (3S2)  

Honourable Mention: 
Lau Pei Yi (3S1)
Nicholas Chia Zhi Jie (3S2) 
2016National Science Challenge 
Quarter-Finals
Fung Wen Wu
2016 Singapore Junior Biology Olympiad 2016 
Silver
Poon Chien Ee, Ryan (4E1)

Bronze
Yong Siu Qi (4E1)
Hooi Wai Kit, Marcus (4E1)
Lo Jia Xuan (4E1)
Tan Cheong Hsien, Ryan (4E1)
Lim Hong Wei, Jovon (4E1)
2016A*STAR Science Award Jasmin EuShi Min (3S1)
2016
A*STAR Talent Search 2016 &
Singapore Science & Engineering Fair 2016 
Merit  
Zhu Bing Jie (4E2, 2015)