Science Partner: A Complete Guide to Lower Block Science (Grades 3 and 4) is a useful resource book covering in detail, topics under each theme (Diversity, Cycles, Systems, Interactions and Energy). This is based on the latest primary science syllabus for primary 3/4 in Singapore but is also useful for Australian students wanting to further explore science concepts at primary level.
The language used in this book is simple and easy to understand so that students can easily and effectively learn and understand the concepts of science. A variety of examples and illustrations are found within each topic to generate the interest of the students. In addition, four different types of pictorial icons are used to point out important information.
Example – to provide examples and explanations.
Alert – to bring to students’ attention a concept, term or information that they need to fully and consciously understand. This has been added because it is found that many students have a common misconception of an idea, term or concept in science and it should be rectified
Extra – to indicate that more information on the topic is given so that students can increase their knowledge of the subject matter.
Experiment – to indicate to students the relevant experiments that need to be conducted so as to build knowledge and understanding of a concept.
Important points are listed out at the end of each topic under a titled box ‘What I Have Learnt In This Chapter’ for quick and easy reference before the examinations.
Students will find that this resource book helps make studying science an enjoyable journey for them. It is hoped that through this book, a student’s learning of science concepts is further enhanced and his interest level in science is increased.