Dear Students and Parents,

Please find the final 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
Let the Energy Flow
Criterion B: Inquiring and Designing The Science of Sailing Vessels
Reactions in Life
Let the Energy Flow
Criterion C: Processing and Evaluating The Science of Sailing Vessels
Reactions in Life
Let the Energy Flow
Criterion D: Reflecting on the impact of science How Human Body Functions?
The Science of Sailing Vessels
Let the Energy Flow


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
Let the Energy Flow Energy and its types and conversion (Kinetic,potential,mechanical,chemical,electrical,thermal/heat, magnetic,wind,geothermal,nuclear,elastic potential,light)
Source and Resource
-Difference between energy source and resource
-Renewable and non-renewable sources of energy
-Exhaustible and Inexhaustible
How does energy gets transferred into living things?
-Aerobic and anaerobic respiration
-Energy Transfer
-Energy Pyramide
-Role of enzyme in Activation energy
Exothermic and Endothermic Reaction
Combustion (Three Zones of flames)
Collision Theory
How are Force and Work-related?
A relationship between Work and Energy
Understanding Kinetic and Potential energy
Law of conversation of energy
Power and Efficiency
Environmental Impact of energy
-Ozone layer depletion
-Increase of greenhouse gases
-Global warming
-Acid rains
-Pollution (air/water/soil)


Examination Detail:

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

– The exam will be divided into 2 components:

(i) Component 1: Pen and Paper Test to assess Criteria A & D- 60 min

(ii) Component 2: On-Screen Examination to assess Criteria B & C- 60 min

Note: Extra time will be provided only if any technical issues arise during the online assessment.

  • 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 wired 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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