The Backbone of Our Science Enrichment and Tuition Programme for Primary 3-6 students
The MetaQuest Learning Cycle
Essential Science Skills™
Topical Key Phrases
Concept to Application
1. Reality Check
Goal: Comprehensive delivery of key concepts to spark student’s curiosity and for them to develop a discerning eye for the world around them
Interactive notes and engaging teacher demonstrations
The stimulating classroom setting utilises SMARTboards and game tools to promote interactive discussions
This programme was interesting and the teachers were engaging. The experiments conducted were relevant and reinforced what was learnt during the lesson.
Karen, Mother of Audrey Chia, P6, Woodgrove Primary School
2. Class ACTivity
Goal: Fun hands-on experiments to stimulate inquisitive minds in learning the scientific method
MetaQuest students perform experiments like real scientists
The idea of participating in hands-on experiments was something I wanted for him. I thought it would help him improve his attitude towards Science in school.
Barbara, Grandparent of Bessarion Sih, P3, Tao Nan School
3. The Big Idea
Goal: Consolidate observations and knowledge into the understanding of scientific concepts
Use of mind-maps, diagrams and tables to reinforce learning
The Big Idea helps students summarise everything they’ve learnt for the topic, which makes the material effective study notes!
Mr Alex Sim
4. Topical Key Phrases
Goal: Gain skills and techniques to apply key phrases in answering Open-Ended Questions (OEQs)
Scaffolding and highlighting common pitfalls
Students learn to conquer various types of OEQs confidently
In this component, we analyse familiar techniques and highlight frequent pitfalls, which helps to build up students’ confidence in tackling exam questions.
Ms Young Wong
5. Concept to Application
Goal: Assess the understanding of concepts, reinforce learning and clarify misconceptions
Structured practice questions aligned with school and MOE requirements
Carefully designed by MQ’s in-house Curriculum Team
We study the questions tested at PSLE and develop new situations and contexts in our worksheets. Via targeted practice, students learn to be flexible in applying answering strategies in different question settings.
Mr Sixtus Goh
6. Essential Science Skills™
Goal: Impart skills and techniques to identify and tackle different types of Open-Ended Questions across a range of topics
Each skill set is carefully timed to match the learning cycle
Learn to answer examination questions with precision across different topics
(Receive special in-house notes!)
The skill sets were developed after analysing past PSLE papers. Students will find them useful and effective for use in answering a diverse range of examination questions.