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Life Science Club

Introduction



Dunman Secondary School’s Life Science Club aims to encourage students to learn Science and innovate through Science Research. Members of this club are encouraged to discover and explore Science at a level beyond the classroom and innovate in Science Research. Through the participation in Life Science and Environment themed competitions at both zonal and national levels, it is hoped that members will be instilled with a passion for learning and a sense of curiosity on science matters around them.

Each member of this club will be given the opportunity to represent the school in either a zonal or national competition. They will be working together in a group under the guidance of a teacher mentor. Some competitions that the club has participated in the past years include the Environment Challenge for School (ECS) Competition organized by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and VJC A*STAR Science Fair Competition. Our CCA feels that participating in these competitions is an integral part of the Life Science Club experience as not only does it promote teamwork amongst the students, it will also allow them to improve their report writing and presentation skills which are essential especially when they proceed to post-secondary institutes of learning.

Events such as the annual overnight Life Science Club camp as well as the termly outings to exciting places such as the S.E.A Aquarium and Gardens by the Bay not only allow members from the different group to interact with each other but also serves as a platform for students to exchange ideas and seek feedback on their current projects in addition to the fun learning that will take place. In addition, members of the club will also attend workshops to broaden their minds and learn new Science concepts not covered in the Science curriculum. Some of the workshops that members of this club attended include the herbs and spice workshop organised by Oh Chin Huat farms, as well as the marine biology workshop organised by the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. Through these workshops, not only were the students able to learn more about the organisms living around them and the need to conserve them, it reinforces the club’s mission of encouraging students to learn Science and innovate through Science research.

Achievements


2013


East Zone A*STAR Science Competition
Merit Award

East Zone Amazing Forensic Science Competition
Merit Award

NEA Corporate And School Partnership (CASP) Programme Environment Project Competition
Merit Award

NEA Panasonic
Two teams awarded seed funding of $500

2012

Singapore Youth Science Fair (SYSF)
Most Innovative Award

East Zone Enviro-Life Science Symposium
3rd Prize

NEA Panasonic
Awarded seed funding of $500

2011

NEA Panasonic (ECPC)
Finalist

East-Zone Enviro-Life Science Symposium
1st & 3rd Prize and Merit Award

2010

NEA Panasonic (ECPC)
Finalist

A*STAR –VJC Science Fair
3rd Prize

2009

NEA Clean and Green Carnival
3rd Prize

East Zone Enviro-Life Science Symposium
1st Prize

Trainings


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