Programme for Authentic Science, Technology and Environmental Learning (PASTEL)
Overview of PASTEL
PASTEL, an acronym for “Programme for Authentic Science, Technology and
Environmental Learning” has been created for this ALP which encompasses a
structured and systematic approach to extension and application of learning for
science, technology and environmental studies.
The programme will primarily cover topics such as the importance of clean water,
water extraction and purification methods, and the technologies that can bring about
a sustainable lifestyle.
Tier 1 – Mass programme
Students will go through modules encompassing the importance of clean water.
Students will engage in a fieldwork to deepen their awareness of the need for
clean water through data collection and analysis in the local water bodies’
environment. Students will subsequently be engaged in a series of workshops
that infuse the use of electronics (Arduino) in making more accurate
measurements of water quality. These Arduino lessons were crafted and taught
by educators from STEM INC (Singapore Science Centre) and science teachers
in the school.
All Sec 2E/NA/NT students will apply their learning by using Arduino to create a
tool that can accurately measure quality of water bodies. They will construct a
remotely operated vehicle (Sea Perch) that is capable of housing the Arduino
technology and navigate in the local water bodies. Environmental Chemistry will
also be covered here as students perform water quality monitoring by analysis
with the data collected.
All 3E students will participate in AEM – Discovering Water Chemistry offered by
Temasek Polytechnic (School of Applied Science) in the period of 6-9 June 2016.
Students from all streams will also be exposed to other STEM career in the form
of talks (e.g. World Water Day Talk conducted by DHI on 23 rd Mar 2016) and
career fair (Science & Technology related courses such as Engineering offered
by Polytechnics on 11 Mar 2016)
Tier 2 – Targeted group (Selected students)
Selected students will participate in AEM – Environmental Technologies offered
by Republic Polytechnic (School of Applied Science) in the period of 24-27 th
Selected students will participate in AEM – Discovering Water Chemistry offered
by Temasek Polytechnic (School of Applied Science) in the period of 6-9 June
Students will be given a project to work on which built on their knowledge gained
in Year 1 and 2 ALP modules, AEM to build a simple prototype of a water
Latest News Feature of our school’s ALP:
Yusoffians analysing the turbidity of water
Yusoffians mounting the water-sensing system on the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
Yusoffians analysing data collected by the water-sensing system
Engagement session on membrane filtration with Mr. Lim Chong Tee (Chief Marketing Officer of WateROAM)
Mr. Daniel Leong Woon Loong (Senior Manager, NUS Technology Translation and Innovation Partnership) conducting a demonstration on water to purify air
For further enquiry, please contact Mrs Tan Yi Lin (HOD Science) at 65009800.