Morning Planetary Goodness!

If you’re an early riser, you’d be treated to a spectacular sight these few days as you look towards the eastern dawn sky: There’s four planets in the photo – Mercury, Venus, Jupiter & Mars.  Mars is the faintest of the lot, and you might have to hunt around with a pair of binoculars to…

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The new STaR Kit Chemistry ICT tool

Guest Post by Deborah Lim, Teacher at Tanglin Secondary School Playing a game is inherently enjoyable. Whether it is scrabble, Uno, monopoly, basketball or soccer, the activity creates excitement. Digital games never existed during my growing up years. Learning as a student then was less overtly exciting. Any sense of thrill derived from understanding what…

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Reflective Learning

Guest Post by Dr Tan Kok Siang, Lecturer at the National Institute of Education (NIE) In life, problems and crises do not present themselves at expected times (as in school examinations). There is also no fixed curriculum and no model answers to problems. However, we can prepare ourselves for such uncertain situations. One good way…

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Singapore on the Hillside

We all know gravity is pulling us down towards the Earth. We usually assume that this means towards the centre of the planet, but that’s actually not the case. It would be the case if the Earth was a perfect sphere with uniform density, but our planet is a lot more interesting than that. Earth…

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