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This is my attempt to match the 2008 Primary Science syllabus of the Ministry of Education, Singapore with online resources
... internal links (+ similar and/or complementary resources) are in the left column and external links on the right.
Recognise that a magnet can exert a push or a pull.
  • magnets can be made of iron or steel
  • magnets have two poles.
    A freely suspended bar magnet comes to rest pointing in a N-S direction
  • unlike poles attract and like poles repel
  • magnets attract magnetic materials
  • FAQs about magnets and magnetism
    List some uses of magnets in everyday objects. What are some uses of magnets?
    Magnets found in a typical kitchen (FOSSweb)
    Industrial uses of magnets

    Build a Magnetic Levitation Toy
    Identify a force as a push or a pull. NGfL KS1
  • Pushing & Pulling
  • Identifying forces

    BBC Science Clip - Pushes & Pulls
  • Show an understanding of the effects of a force.
  • A force can move a stationary object
  • A force can speed up, slow down or change the direction of motion
  • A force can stop a moving object
  • A force may change the shape of an object
  • NGfL KS1 - Changing the shape of materials
  • Reaction to a given force
  • Effects of light & strong forces
  • Effects of different forces

    Houghton Mifflin G5 - Physical & Chemical Changes

    BBC KS2
  • Forces in action - Activity | Revision
  • Friction - Activity | Revision

  • How a Ball Changes Direction (G2)
  • Acceleration of Different Masses (G4)

    NGfL KS2 - Forces at work when car goes down a ramp
  • Recognise and give examples of the different types of forces.
  • magnetic force
  • gravitational force
  • elastic spring force
  • frictional force
  • Recognise that objects have weight because of the gravitational force between them and the Earth. BBC KS3 - Mass & weight
    Describe the characteristics of a local environment. e.g. temperature, amount of light BrainPOP Movie at National Geographic - Ecosystems
    Identify the factors that affect the survival of an organism.
  • physical characteristics of the environment
  • availability of food
  • types of other organisms present
  • Harcourt G4 - How nonliving (abiotic) factors affect the environment
    Discuss the effect on organisms when the environment becomes unfavourable. e.g. organisms adapt and survive; move to other places or die A changing environment
  • McGraw-Hill G3
  • BBC KS3

    Harcourt G4 - Animal Migration
  • Trace the energy pathway from the Sun through living things and identify the roles of various organisms (producers, consumers, decomposers; predators, preys) in a FOOD CHAIN and a food web. Houghton Mifflin G4 - Food Web
    Differentiate among the terms organism, population and community.
  • An organism is a living thing.

  • A population is defined as a group of plants and animals of the same kind, living and reproducing at a given place and time.

  • A community consists of many populations living together in a particular place.
  • Ecosystem - All the living organisms that live in an area and the non-living features of their environment

  • Habitat - Place where an organism lives and that provides food, shelter, moisture and temperature needed for its survival
  • Show an understanding that different habitats support different communities. e.g. garden, field, pond, seashore, tree

    GSK - Habitats Game (with worksheets)
    PBS - What are ecosystems?
    Harcourt G3 - Pond Ecosystem (Movies)
    Houghton Mifflin G4 - A Rotting Log Ecosystem
    Recognise that ADAPTATIONS serve to enhance survival and can be structural or behavioural.
  • cope with physical factors
  • obtain food
  • escape predators
  • reproduce by finding and attracting mates or dispersing seeds
  • (Adapt to) cope with physical factors (BBC GCSE)
    Cold climates (polar bear) | Hot climates (camel)

    (Adapt to) obtain food & escape predators
  • Camouflage (Harcourt G1)
  • Beaks & Teeth (Harcourt G2)
  • Predators & Prey (BBC GCSE)

    How PLANTS Live in Different Places (Lesson Plan)

    Why mammals can adapt to different habitats? (BBC)
    Harcourt G5 - How ANIMALS (adapt to) meet their needs
  • Resources compiled in July 2008 by Alan S.L. Wong
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