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In this unit students are taught how to work safely in the laboratory. The expectations for Grade 8 Science students are explained in terms of performance and necessary equipment.

Learning targets

Please see the standards, benchmarks and checklists for core scientific skills in each of the three sciences in the following folder.

Saint Maur Essential Outcomes

Moral Citizens

  • The importance of academic honesty and correct referencing/ citation of sources
  • Honesty and integrity in the reporting of data is vital.
  • Moral and ethical experimentation

Unique Individuals

  • Often the greatest leaps in Science are made when scientists think outside the box.

Global Citizens

  • The use of internationally established scientific standards.
  • Recognition that the use of symbols and equations is an internationally recognized ‘language’.
  • The scientific community has certain common principles, methods and understandings that provide a framework for their endeavours.
  • The study of Science is by nature collaborative. Large-scale collaboration allows problems to be tackled from different perspectives and for scientists to reap benefits of different disciplines or areas of expertise.

Balanced Learners

  • Communicating efficiently – concisely and precisely in oral presentations and lab reports

Life-Long Learners (Communicative Learners, Inquiring Learners, Collaborative learners, Resilient Learners, Reflective Learners, Open Minded Learners)

  • The importance of basing decisions on sufficient reliable evidence.
  • Careful observation and recognition of patterns of behavior allows us to make predictions about the behavior of the natural world.
  • Different points of view may be based on different evidence.

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