SCIENCE AND HEALTH
Science and Health aims to help the Filipino child gain a functional understandingof science concepts and principles linked with real life situations, acquire science skillsas well as scientific attitudes and values needed in solving everyday problems. Thesepertain to health and sanitation, nutrition, food production, and the environment and itsconservation.There is no Science and Health for Grades I and II but simple science and healthconcepts which include the child’s interaction to his immediate environment are contentsof English. These concepts reinforce the sensory-perceptual activities introduced in the8-week ECD Curriculum. Likewise, process skills may be developed in Makabayansubject like Sibika at Kultura. Teaching Science and Health will formally start in Grade IIIusing English as medium of instruction. In Grades IV-VI, more complex study of Scienceconcepts will be taken up in preparation for High School work.
TIME ALLOTMENTLearning AreasDaily Time AllotmentIIIIIIIVVVIScience and Health
integrated in English for Grades I & II
Science and Health for Grades I and II is integrated in English. This is used asvehicle in developing the skills in English.
Grade III is given a 40-minute daily time allotment. In Grades IV, V and VI, thereis an increase of 20 minutes in the daily time allotment, to give more time andemphasis on the study of Science concepts and processes.