Upper Primary


Hazel showed her class a video clip on flying fish in the wild, and how they escaped from their predators.

After the video clip, she started the discussion in KF with the following question: Putting our knowledge together - What did you learn from the video?

Another teacher, Irene, showed a video clip on different kinds of wildlife in Singapore. She then proceeded to ask them to think about the features of the animals shown to them that would help them adapt to their environment for survival.


Gerlynn got students to classify items into three categories: matter, non-matter and not sure. She then asked them why they categorised some items as matter and not others.

Their initial theories of matter were:

  • “matter is anything that has mass and occupies space” (definition from the textbook)
  • “matter is something that you can touch and see”
  • “matter has weight”
  • “you can see the three types of matter, solid, liquid and gas”