2015 Volume 3

Volume 3 of the Asian Youth Journal of Biology.

Project-Based Learning: Engaging Secondary School Students in Authentic Environmental Science Research
by Lik Tong Tan, Beverly Pi Lee Goh and Nicholas Wei Liang Yap
Asian Youth Journal of Biology 2015, 3:1-4   [PDF of article] 

In the past year (July 2014 to March 2015), 90 secondary school students participated in an Environmental Science themed Project-Based Learning (PBL) program designed by scientists at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. The authenticity of the PBL program was enhanced by partnership with NParks’ Coastal Biomonitoring program. A total of 22 school teachers were also involved as facilitators of their students’ project work. The strategic partnership of NIE scientists, secondary schools and NParks created a unique experience for students engaging in PBL.

Sustaining Excellence in Biology Competitions: Observations from SIBiol’s International Biology Olympiad Experience in the Last Five Years, An SG50 Commentary
by Beverly Pi Lee Goh, Ngan Kee Ng and Melissa J. Fullwood
Asian Youth Journal of Biology 2015, 3:5-7   [PDF of article]  

Since 2001, Singapore has consistently performed well at the International Biology Olympiads (IBO). A commentary piece is provided by Team Singapore Delegation Leaders in the 2012 – 2015 IBO competitions as well as the President of the 40th and 41st SIBiol Councils on factors that contributed to the Singapore Institute of Biology’s (SIBiol) sustained success in the IBO competition over the last five years.