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Applied Learning Programme: Environment & Health Sciences

Damai Secondary School Applied Learning Program is focused on Environmental and Health Science.

The objective of the program is to develop ethical values and empathy towards the environment and people, through the equipping of knowledge in the field of Environmental Health Sciences. 

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Authentic learning through Environment and Health Sciences to: 
  • widen scope of knowledge, 
  • nurture a spirit of innovation, 
  • inculcate moral ethics and values by broadening students’ perspectives of the world around us.

Damai Applied Learning Program are delivered over three broad areas;
  • ALP Curriculum
  • ALP Co-Curriculum
  • Environmental efforts

Teachers in Programme

Applied Learning Program curriculum is delivered by a team of Science, Geography and Design and Technology Teachers. The program is also supported by the Environment committee made up of a team of teachers from various discipline. The committee looks into environmental efforts that the school run such as weekly recycling program and raising environmental awareness amongst staff and students.

Programme Approach

The curriculum is delivered to lower secondary students to get them to have an understanding about the science behind the interactions between the environment we live in and our bodies. Damai Secondary adopted a 3E Approach: 
  • Engage (Depth) by creating awareness and relevance
    • To be grounded (engaged) in the knowledge/learning like how the root is rooted to the ground.
  • Explore (Length) by seeing the possibilities of their learning 
    • To stretch students to explore possibilities just like the tree trunk extending itself upward.
  • Experience (Breadth) to develop empathy 
    • The experience through the interaction with the environment and people like the leaves of trees that provide oxygen to living things and remove carbon dioxide from the air.
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Learning Objectives (Sec 1)
  • Understand the concept of Environment and Health Science by identifying the relationship between human health and the environment. 
  • Have a global awareness of air pollution occurring around the world.
  • Explain the science behind how water pollution has negatively affected the growth of plants and the consequences it has on human health.
  • Give examples of how our water and air pollution has resulted in detrimental impacts to human health.

Secondary 1 students will be taught programming with the use of Arduino to conduct an experiment to investigate;
  • The differences in lung capacities in humans, 
  • How much air and water pollution there is around them
  • The effects of air and water pollution on the pH of rainwater

Learning Objectives (Sec 2)
  • Understand the concept of Environment and Health Science by identifying the relationship between human health and the environment.
  • Give examples of policies and inventions developed in areas pertaining to environment and health science.
  • Explain how changes in climate can affect Singapore’s food security and understand the importance of saving food.
  • Give examples of how our water pollution has resulted in detrimental impacts to food production.

Secondary 2 students will be taught to create their own edible garden with the use of Arduino technology.

Learning Objectives (Selected Sec 3 students)
  • Define the term “global warming” and key terms such as “enhanced greenhouse effect. 
  • Explain how global warming has affected human health and food production around the globe.
  • Give examples of current solutions to global warming, such as renewable energy, prevention of deforestation
  • Explain and give examples on how global warming has resulted in the growing issue of food insecurity

Selected students will be;
1. Enrolled into ALP Ambassadorships
2. Enrolled into Garden by the Bay (GB) Ambassadors Programme. 
3. Water Ambassador Programme

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