Dear Students and Parents,

Please find the first term assessment syllabus and details below:

Grade 8
Criteria Units covering this criterion
Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

How Human Body Functions

The Science of Sailing Vessels

Criterion B: Inquiring and Designing

The Science of Sailing Vessels

Reactions in Life

Criterion C: Processing and Evaluating

The Science of Sailing Vessels

Reactions in Life

Criterion D: Reflecting on the impact of science

How Human Body Functions

The Science of Sailing Vessels


Grade 8
Unit Name Topic List
How Human Body Functions Nutrients and Nutrition

Biomolecules and Food test

Enzyme and its properties

Digestive organs, its system, function, and interactions.

Types of transport across a semi-permeable membrane.

Respiratory organs, it’s function and breathing process.

Disease related to the Digestive and respiratory disorder

The Science of Sailing Vessels

Density of solids and liquids

The relative density of solids

Buoyant force

Archimedes Principle

Mass and weight

Reactions in Life

Structure of Atom

Electronic configuration and formation of ions – octet rule

Types of bonding in compounds – ionic and covalent

The difference in properties of compounds based on bonding in them

Crisscross method – formulating chemical formulae of compound

Indications of chemical reaction

Writing of equations of chemical reactions

Balancing of a chemical equation

Types of chemical reaction- combination, decomposition, displacement and double decomposition

Factors affecting the rate of reaction

Properties of acids and bases

Examination Detail:

– Paper will include questions of all 3 disciplines of Science together.

– Duration of the paper will be 2 hours.

– The examination will be On-screen and catering to all 4 criteria.

  • Questions will be asked based on the Criteria of individual unit assessed during Summative Assessments. Eg: If a Unit-X has catered to learning objective A- strand (i), (ii) and objective B-strand (i) only, then the questions from this unit will only be asked in Criteria A and B.
  • Fully charged Chromebook will be required along with personal stationery and earphones. In case your Chromebook is given for repair, bring a receipt for the same.
  • All the resources shared on Curricle(subject resource sheet and google presentation), Google Classroom as well as the worksheets provided(online or in hard copy) will be considered as a part of the syllabus and will be sufficient to prepare for the examination.
  • Paper will include MCQ-type questions, short and long responses.

Important points for Assessment in Science:

The assessment will cater to all four criteria of Science and will include questions based on individual criterion:

  • Criterion A is Knowing and Understanding where teachers try to evaluate scientific knowledge from all the units covered
  • Criterion B is Inquiring and Designing which is based on designing a scientific investigation to solve a specific problem given
  • Criterion C is Processing and Evaluating which caters to interpreting and giving a solution to the problem and
  • Criterion D is Reflecting on the Impact of Science where students will be assessed on how well do they connect scientific knowledge gained with its real-life applications


MYP Science Team.

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