Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Badges Award

Dear students,

After assessment, those projects that are of high standard will be awarded BADGES either in
(a) BEST Scientist
(b) BEST Engineer


These projects will be sent for Competitions such as:
(a) Science - Singapore SHELL Youth Science Festival
(b) Engineering - Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors Award
or any related competitions.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Last reminder

Dear students,

Please submit the following by 3 Sep 2014::

(a) Blog (updated)

(b) Poster by email

© Logbook by hand


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Good poster samples

Last email for ISS

Dear students,

You should be able to finish your experiment by the end of this week.
Deadline: 22 Aug 2014 

After which, you are to prepare your:

(a) Written Report. Your teacher will give you 1 feedback 
if you are able to submit on time: deadline is 29 Aug 2014 
Submit in PRINTED so that your teacher can assess it 
and give you comments to make improvement before 3 Sep 2014.

(b) Blog - after corrections are made in (a), updated by 3 Sep 2014  

(c) Video - 2 to 4 minute video - post on Youtube and linked to Blog - Multimedia page by 3 Sep 2014

(d) Poster - A1 format - emailed to your teacher - Poster by 3 Sep 2014 

(e) Log Book - Submit to your teacher on 3 Sep 2014.

(f) Each day of delay will cost you 5%.

Reminder for rubrics of assessment:  
Proposal = 20% (Please upload to Blog in the Proposal Tab) 
Report - 40%
Blog - 5%
Poster - 5% 
Video - 10% 
Log Book - 10% 
Peer Appraisal - 10% (Which will be done in Week 10) 
TOTAL = 100% converted to 20% of overall SCIENCE Results. 

Good samples are found here:  (Science Research)  (Engineering Research) 
Please note that however, these reports are NOT full mark report, but close.



Monday, July 7, 2014

Week 3 notices

Dear all,

Please note that you are NOT allowed to begin your experimentation unless you have finished your research proposals.


Week 2 notices

Dear all,

Please see the links for good proposals:



The templates are here:



Week 1 notices

Dear students, 

1. Please update your ISS Title if you have not done so. 

2. Please note that this module for Science is 33.4%. 
20.0 % will be allocated to the project.
13.4 % will be allocated to the End-of-year EXAMS.  
The detailed rubrics are found here: 

3. The teachers allocated to the various classes are:
Mr Teng Juin Yan - S201, S205, S206
Mr Tan Hoe Teck - S203, S207
Ms Kassandra - S204, S208, S209 
I will be your coordinator. If you have any issues unsolvable by your teachers, please refer to me. 

4. Room allocation 
Term 3 Week 1 to 2 - your classroom
Term 3 Week 3 onwards - 
Mr Tan's classes (Engineering Lab), 
Mr Teng's classes (Research Lab), 
Ms Kassandra's classes (Biotechnology Lab 1).  

5. All your lesson materials will be uploaded here: 



Saturday, June 21, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Some ideas

An investigation of the effect of length of cable on the probability of knotting.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Ideas - Conservation Pyramid

In case you are looking for ideas related to GREEN technology, here is a pyramid fyi.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Group Formation, Title submission

This is urgent ! 

Please get yourselves into groups of 2, 3 or 4, within the same class.

3 is the preferred number. You may use the IRS groupings or you can create new groupings. 
Please prepare your FULL NAMES, SST EMAIL, and HANDPHONE numbers. 

There are 6 main types of research that you can do:
(1) Test a hypothesis: Hypothesis-driven research
(2) Measure a value: Experimental research (I)
(3) Measure a function or relationship: Experimental research (II) 
(4) Construct a model: Theoretical sciences and applied mathematics
(5) Observational and exploratory research 
(6) Improve a product or process: Industrial and applied research 
For more ideas, you can refer to 2013 and 2012 research projects.

You should think about the MAIN equipment that is needed for your project.

When you are ready, please go here: Project List for 2014


Just some information about Assessment:

In Sec 2, there are 3 components:
(a) Communication Science (Physics),  {33.3%}
(b) Environmental Science (Biology),  {33.3%}
(c) Investigative Skills in Science (Research).  {33.4%}

For ISS, the exact items for assessment are:
(i) ISS Project {100 marks converted to 20.0%}
(ii) ISS Exam (Paper 3 in End-of-year Examinations) {40 marks converted to 13.4%}
More details will be announced later.


Welcome message

Dear Sec 2 students,

Welcome to Sec 2 ISS for the year 2014.

I am Mr Tan Hoe Teck, the coordinator for this subject.

I will be posting messages here for future announcements.

See you soon.