Science is a compulsory full year subject in Year 8.
Students are introduced to cells as microscopic structures that explain properties of living systems and analyse the relationshipbetween structure and function at cell, organ and system level. Students explore changes in matter at a particle level to distinguish between chemical and physical change and use this model to explain and predict the properties of substances. They identify different forms of energy and describe how energy transfers and transformations cause change in simple systems, including the role of heat and kinetic energy in the rock cycle.
IBMYP Science aims to provide students with both a body of knowledge and an understanding of the scientific approach to problem solving. The ability to formulate hypotheses, design and carry out investigations to test them, analyse data and apply their scientific knowledge to evaluate results, constitutes the framework within which specific content is presented.
Cells, Growth and Reproduction
Elements, compounds and mixtures
Rocks, Exploration and Mining
Physical and Chemical change
Exploration and Mining
All students are invited to participate in a number of Science competitions and The Glossy Black Camp: Science and Engineering Challenge – no cost. Online Big Science Competition – $7.00. UNSW Science Competition – $8.00. Glossy Black Camp - Approximately $110.
Knowing & Understanding
Processing and Evaluating
Inquiring & Designing
Reflecting on the impacts of Science