Topic: Classifying Things
Level: Primary 3
This will be the very first topic to be introduced to our primary school students. To many of them, this will be the first time they learn science. It is very important to make it interesting and engaging, to ignite the sense of curiosity in our children. Showing them the BIG picture of what are they going to learn will be very helpful, as they may get lost along the way.
In this topic, the children will learn the following:
1. What is classification?
2. Why do we classify things?
3. How can we classify things?
As you can see, learning science is about answering those questions of what, why, how, where etc.
Seeing the topic/relationship of what to learn in BIG picture will help the children to pick up the topic and remember the facts quickly. Relate all the important facts in flow chart and tabulate all the important data/facts concisely will definitely improve the learning experience and hence the learning ability as well as learning outcome
In this topic, students will learn how to classify things (being living things or non-living things) according to their characteristics. Students will also need to know how to re-classify things based on different characteristic as shown in example in the learning map above.