Year 8 Science

Course and Assessment Overview 2019

Week Content Assessments

Term 1

1

Lab Safety – Dissection and introduction

1.1 (p2–3)

1.2 (p4–5)

1.3 (p8–9)

1.4 (p10–11)

 
2

Designing and reporting experiments

1.5 (p12–13)

 
3

Geology –Minerals and Rocks

2.1 (p18–19)

2.2 (p20–21)

2.3 (p22–23)

Lab Report – 15%

Design your own experiment

4

Geology – Types of Rocks

2.4 (p24–25)

2.5 (p26–27)

2.6 (p28–29)

 
5

Geology – Rock cycle

2.7 (p30–31)

2.8 (p32–33)

2.9 (p34–35)

 
6

Geology – Rocks

Revise and Test

Lab Test – 10%

Identifying Rocks

7

Physics – Energy

3.1 (p40–43)

3.2 (p44–45)

3.2 (p170)

TEST – 15%

 Rocks and Lab Skills

8

Physics – Energy

3.3 (p46–47)

3.4 (p48–49)

3.5 (p50–51)

3.6 (p52–53)

 
9

Physics – Energy

3.7 (p54–55)

3.8 (p56–57)

 

 
10

Physics – Energy

Revise and test

TEST – 15%

Energy

Term 2

1

Chemistry – matter

4.1 (p62–63)

4.2 (p64–65)

4.3 (p66–67

 
2

Chemistry – particle model

4.4 (p68-69)

4.5 (p70–71)

4.6 (p72–73)

 
3

Chemistry – kinetic theory

4.7 (p74–75)

Lab Report – 15%

Experiment 4.1 (p178) Comparing States of Matter

4

Chemistry – atoms

5.1 (p80–81)

5.2 (p82–83)

Semester 1 Lab book due 5%
5

Chemistry – change

5.3 (p84–85)

5.4 (p86–87)

TEST – 15%

Chemical Elements and Chemical and Physical Change

6

Chemistry – reactions

5. 5 (p88–89)

5.6 (p90–91)

 
7

Chemistry – Applying chemistry

4 Review (p76–78)

 
8

Chemistry – Applying chemistry

5 Review (p92–94)

EXAM

Semester 1 Examination – 10%

 

Semester 1 Total: 100%

9 Science Inclass Debate  
10 Science Inclass Debate Debate 10%

Term 3

1

Biology – cells

6.1 (p96–97)

6.2 (p98–99)

 
2

Biology – cells and organelles

6.3 (p100–103)

6.4 (p104–105) 

Lab Report – 20%

Experiment 6.5 Microbes all around

3

Biology – cells

6.5 (p106–107)

6.7 (p110–110)

 
4

Biology – cells

6.6 (p108–109)

Review (p112–114)

7.1 (p116–117)

 
5

Biology – organs

7.2 (p118–119)

7.3 (p120–121)

7.4 (p122–123)

Lab Test- 15%

Cells

6

Biology – organs

7.5 (p124–125)

7.6 (p126–127)

 
7

Biology – organs

7.7 (p128–129)

7.8 (p130–131)

 
8

Biology – organs

7.9 (p132–133)

7.10 (p134–135)

 
9

Biology – organs

7 Review (p136–138)

TEST – 20%

Cells and Organ systems –

Term 4

1

Biology -reproduction

8.1 (p140–141)

8.2 (p142–143)

8.3 (p144–145)

 
2

Biology -reproduction

8.4 (p146–147)

8.5 (p148–149)

 
3

Biology -reproduction

8.6 (p150–151)

 
4

Biology -reproduction

Body System model and oral presentation

Semester 2

Lab book due 5%

5

Biology -reproduction

Body System model and oral presentation

Body System Assignment and Oral Presentation – 10%
6 Revision  
7 EXAMS EXAM 20%
8 EXAMS Semester Total: 100%

This document is subject to revision.

The Year 8 Syllabus for Science can be found on the SCSA website.

http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/