Learning Targets


Knowledge and Understanding


Students should


  • acquire basic scientific knowledge and understand some phenomena, facts, concepts and basic principles in science;
  • recognize the connections and overarching coherence across different disciplines of science with unifying concepts;
  • learn the vocabulary, terminology and convention used in science;
  • apply scientific knowledge and skills to solve simple daily life problems.


Skills and Processes


Students should

  • make observations, ask relevant questions, identify and define problems;
  • use apparatus and equipment properly for conducting practical work;
  • formulate hypothesis for investigation; control variables; plan and conduct investigation;
  • make accurate measurement; use diagrams and graphs to present experimental results; collect and analyze data for making conclusion;
  • use basic science language to communicate ideas;
  • be able to think scientifically, critically and creatively;
  • be able to integrate and apply knowledge and skills to solve problems collaboratively in real-life contexts;
  • participate actively in group discussion and work effectively with other members in the group;
  • develop the ability to distinguish between fact, myth and belief, and make informed decision.


Values and Attitudes


Students should

  • develop curiosity and interest in science and appreciate the wonder of the nature and the development of the technological world;
  • show respect to life and the environment.