What your primary science tuition teacher wants you to know to score well for science examinations. (Part 1)
Your primary science tuition teacher wants you to KNOW your science tuition facts well. This may sound easy but you need to know your facts very well and what to focus on.
For primary science tuition students scoring less than 65 marks for SA1 or SA2, you are definitely not sure of your science facts. For this group of students, you need to re-read your notes/guidebooks again. Then you need someone (parent or older sibling) to test you the primary science tuition facts. Please note that your parents or sibling do not necessarily need to know the facts well, they are simply making sure that YOU know them very well. All the chapters from Primary 3 to Primary 6 needs to be revised. Alternatively, you can attend a PSLE Science Crash Course or Primary Science tuition in Singapore at the Miracle Learning Centre.
For science tuition students scoring more than 65, you are quite familiar with the scientific facts. However, there are some details that you may have forgotten. It would still be good to go through the notes/guidebooks one more time before the PSLE Science examinations.
When you are doing Science tuition practice papers, you would also come across certain science tuition questions that you may have doubts. Jot down the topic or specific detail that needs revision. Do it immediately or after finishing the paper. These minor science tuition concepts can save you lots of time as you know specifically what you need to revise. You do not need to waste to much time looking through those facts that you know well already. For example, there was a science MCQ(multiple choice question) with an option about 3 stages and 4 stages life cycle. You are not 100% sure which category damselfly belongs to.
1) Put a question mark on that option.
2) You may not remember exactly the number of stages of some other animals too. So you should revise this SPECIFIC PART in the chapter life cycles.
3) You may realize your notes/guidebook does not have a comprehensive list of animals. You will need to do some research to list most of the animals which belong to the 3 stages and 4 stage life cycle.
4) Use a notebook for your reference.
These details are important if you need to eliminate an option in the PSLE Science MCQ question.
To score an A* for PSLE Science, you need to aim for 60/60 for PSLE Science MCQ.
What your science tuition tutors want you to know to score well for science examinations. (Part 2)
Your science tuition tutors want you to read the PSLE Science question carefully.
Most students assume they have read the science tuition question.
Have the read it CAREFULLY and COMPLETELY? Did you underline anything? Recall what your science tuition teacher told you.
Did you underline the following keywords in the science question and in the data given?
Did you underline the aim of the experiment?
(To remind yourself the purpose of the experiment)
Did you underline the constant variable and the changed variable?
(Write the word constant on top of the constant variable)
Did you underline the axis of the graph/reading of the graph if any?
If they are asking for correct or incorrect science tuition questions, you need to do the following.
a) When reading the options, put a cross on the option that is definitely wrong.
Do not rely on your brain to remember. You can also use it for checking purposes later.
b) If you are not sure, put a tick or cross(depending which you think is more correct), then put a question mark(?).
After doing these steps told to you by your science tuition teacher, it is easy to find out why you got the question wrong. There could be a tick or cross at the wrong option and we can easily clarify the mistake.
Use the elimination method your science tuition teacher taught you if you are not sure.
For open-ended science questions, the above questions above are important to help you identify the science answer. Some of the answers can be found in the scientific information given. We will discuss more answering PSLE open-ended science questions later.
Think of the science answer before reading the PSLE Science MCQ options. Some of the options are very tricky and if you are not careful, you will be tricked.