Chemistry is a laboratory science and cannot be effectively taught without a robust laboratory experience for students. The identification, manipulation, and general use of laboratory equipment are integral parts of the subject. Our laboratory have equipment to conduct meaningful demonstrations and experiments. Our laboratory is used to conduct student-centered demonstrations and experiments to ensure students develop the essential skills of science.
In Chemistry learning, the laboratory provides opportunities to ‘learn by doing’ to make sense of the physical world. Laboratory instruction is essential because it provides training in observation and cultivates students’ curiosity about science.
Laboratory work can
- Arouse and maintain interest, open-mindedness and curiosity.
- Develop creative thinking and problem-solving ability.
- Promote aspects of scientific thinking.
- Develop conceptual understanding.
- Develop practical abilities (for example, designing an experiment, recording data and analysing and interpreting results obtained from conducting an experiment).
We just completed two Mock Practical Exams for the A Level students and we managed to spot the right experiments and students were all elated!
Here are what some students said about the Mock Practical Exams.
“I think it was a good recap of my skills and allowed me to have a full run of the practical paper again (especially since school labs have now closed)” – Darren (ASRJC)
“It was like the real thing which is good and helpful.” – Jie Lin (CJC)
“Felt like a good practice before the actual practicals.” – Eun Koh (RI)
“I find that it was a beneficial as I was able to familiarise myself with the apparatus again and I am able to get used to the colour change for the QA.” – Si Ying (SAJC)
“It was definitely useful! I didnt expect the mock exam haha but it forced me to think a lot more on my feet also the setup was very well done :)” – Alyana (SAJC)