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Year 8 Science

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Year 8 Science students will be involved with some Physics, lots of Biology, starting their Chemistry journey and finishing with investigating the Earth’s resources and the sustainable management of these resources. They will also be consolidating and reinforcing their Working Scientifically skills throughout the program.


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3 March 2020 – Year 8 students have received the notification for Assessment Task 1 – Scientific Report. This is a compulsory assessment task.  Students are conducting scientific investigations in lessons and will complete a Scientific Report on one of these investigations. Parents can assist by ensuring students address the marking criteria and that students submit the task on, or before, the due date. The notification can be found here.

BIG SCIENCE Competition – Wednesday 20 May 2020

All students are encouraged to participate in this event. Cost is $8 and can be paid at the Front Office or online (description – Big Science) by 20 March 2020. If you have any questions please see your Science teacher or Mrs O’Keeffe, R/HT Science.


Year 8 Science Program

Semester One topics include:

  • Forces
  • Cell Theory & Unicellular Organisms
  • Multicellular Organisms
  • Human Systems

Semester Two topics include:

  • Elements and Compounds
  • Mixtures
  • Chemical Changes
  • Earth’s Resources
  • Resource Management


Year 8 Science Assessment

Task 1 – Scientific Report – Notification

Task 2 – Half-Yearly Examination

Task 3 – Practical Test

Task 4 – Yearly Examination

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