Year 8 Science

Core Program

This course covers the key subject area of Science.

Our term courses are scheduled in line with public school term dates. There are 4 terms per year and usually 10 lessons per term, with one lesson each week. You can commence our courses at any time, however a new term starts in late January, April, July and October.

Our Science course enable students to:

  • Cover a variety of stimulating and challenging mathematics questions to systematically introduce and reinforce key concepts, and develop logical thinking and problem solving skills.

Program schedules are designed to allow maximum flexibility for students.

Course Structure
  • Science
  • 4 terms in a year, 10 weeks in a term
  • Not offered as a single subject course
  • Can only be combined with Maths (Maths + Science: 2 hour lessons per week)
  • Can only be combined with English (English + Science: 2 hour lessons per week)
  • Students attend lessons at their allocated time schedule
  • Small class group based
  • Registered teachers
Course Outline

Year 8 SCIENCE

Term 1
Week 1 — Particle Theory of Matter
Week 2 — Elements and Compounds
Week 3 — Introduction to the Periodic Table
Week 4 — Writing Simple Chemical Formulas
Week 5 — Physical and Chemical Changes
Week 6 — Simple Chemical Reactions
Week 7 — Forms of Energy and Energy in Fuels
Week 8 — Revision and Test
Week 9 — Energy Transformations
Week 10 — Work

Term 2
Week 1 — Using A Microscope
Week 2 — Cell Theory I
Week 3 — Cell Theory II
Week 4 — Tissues and Organs
Week 5 — Comparative Digestive System
Week 6 — Comparative Respiratory System
Week 7 — Skeletal System
Week 8 — Revision and Test
Week 9 — Circulatory System
Week 10 — The Heart

Term 3
Week 1 — Excretory System
Week 2 — Disease
Week 3 — Asexual and Sexual Reproduction
Week 4 — Human Reproductive System
Week 5 — Reproductive Technologies
Week 6 — Heat Energy
Week 7 — Energy Problems
Week 8 — Revision and Test
Week 9 — Skills and Data Processing Test
Week 10 — Reducing Energy Consumption

Term 4
Week 1 — Weathering and Erosion
Week 2 — Sedimentary Rocks and Fossils
Week 3 — Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks
Week 4 — Rock Formation and Ores
Week 5 — Processing of Ores and Metal Recycling
Week 6 — Acids and Bases
Week 7 — Carbon Compounds
Week 8 — Revision and Test
Week 9 — Food Science: Carbohydrates and Fats
Week 10 — Food Science: Proteins

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