Science and Technology develops students’ skills in thinking, investigating and problem-solving. It gives them knowledge and skills in scientific investigation, design and applied technology. This subject builds on the curiosity children have about their natural and built environments.
Salamah College implements Science through ‘Primary Connections’ units of work. The program is based on an innovative teaching and learning approach that links science with literacy, uses cooperative learning, embeds assessment with teaching and learning, and follows an inquiry process including student-planned investigations. Research has demonstrated that the program improves teachers’ confidence, self-efficacy and practice, students’ learning, and the status of science within schools. Primary Connections uses an inquiry-orientated teaching and 5Es learning model to enable students to participate in cooperative learning to develop explanations for their hands-on experiences of the Science phenomena.
5E Learning Model: