Primary 5 Science

Objectives of our P5 Science Programme

Students who find the following challenges will benefit from our programme... 

  • Unable to consolidate information and gain clarity

  • Unable to apply concept to application questions

  • Unable to manage hybrid questions (different topics woven into a single question) 

  • Losing marks for wrong keywords and insufficient details for open-ended questions  

  • Losing marks to carelessness for MCQs and open-ended questions

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Skills and Processes Acquired during the Programme 

  • Generating possibilities 

  • Predicting

  • Observing

  • Comparing

  • Classifying

  • Inferring

  • Analysing

  • Communicating and understanding of pictorial, graphical and tabular content

  • Creative Problem Solving: choose an innovative and relevant solutions to alter a situation

  • Decision-making; to consider among seemingly equal alternatives and make a choice

  • Investigation: to formulate hypotheses, devise fair methods and carry out those methods to verify the hypotheses. 

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Syllabus Content

  • All P3 and P4 topics 

  • Cycles in Plants and Animals (Reproduction) 

  • Cycles in Matter and Water (Water) 

  • Plant Systems (Respiratory & Circulatory) 

  • Human Systems (Respiratory & Circulatory)

  • Cell System 

  • Electrical System 

  • Energy Conversion (I) 

Lesson Framework

1.    Lectures 

  • Students acquires knowledge with the use of our carefully curated Lecture Notes, which summaries content and embeds popular questions and activities to enhance understanding.

  • Students are given topical Summary Maps which show condensed information, keywords and comments on common challenges faced 

2.    Tutorials 

  • Geno House creates questions to assist students to master essential solving skills and the appropriate ways of presenting answers (e.g. using structured framework and/or keywords)

  • Students are equipped with exam tactics to minimise carelessness. Tutors apply K.E.E.P to monitor and review their progress and understanding.

  • Students are supplemented with past years school papers and additional resources, with aims to enhance the application of Geno House solving skills and to increase the exposure to a great variety of questions.  

3.    Experiments

  • Students get to experience hands-on activities relating to the topic taught. Online students will get to work on similar experiments at home. For experiments that are complicated or need apparatus not easily available at home or not delivery-friendly, students will follow tutor’s demonstration and receive videos for future reference  

  • For relating of other concepts/content, Geno House tutors may perform demonstrations and/or upload as videos for future reference

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Common problem faced by P5 Students 

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Comment 1: Students tend to be confused between 'explaining' a result and 'concluding' a result. To explain is to relate the scientific concepts to the results observed. To conclude is to answer the aim based on the results observed.  

Suggestion:
As the length of the wings increases, the distance travelled by the paper plane increases. 

 

Comment 2: Furthermore, if the question asked to explain the results, students tend to produce incomplete scientific concepts as shown above. 

Suggestion:
(O) Paper plane X travelled a greater distance (F) as it had longer wings than paper plane Y,
(L) which hence increased the exposed surface area to the air, allowing it to stay afloat longer and travel further. 

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Comment 3: Students often write this answer whenever the question asks for the reason for obtaining more than 1 set of readings. Repeating the experiment does not ensure the accuracy of the readings but the consistency. 

Suggestion:
She repeated her experiments to ensure that the readings obtained are consistent and reliable.