Grade Eight Outcomes


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A. Demonstrate safe procedures in the science classroom by being able to…

1. identify a variety of possible dangers and identify emergency procedures
2. identify appropriate materials and supplies
3. appropriately use safety supplies
4. use appropriate procedures while conducting experiments and cleaning up the room

B. Demonstrate scientific literacy by able to…

1. identify the main ideas and supporting details in scientific illustrations and passages of writing
2. distinguish between fundamental concepts and less important ideas
3. show attention to precise recording of detailed information
4. explain how scientific knowledge is constantly building upon the past and welcoming new evidence
5. assess the reliability of sources of information
6. explain how science and technology affect individuals, society and the environment

C. Demonstrate ethical, responsible and cooperative behaviour by being able to…

1. ask questions and encourage discussion in a respectful, open-minded manner
2. demonstrate honesty and reliability

D. Demonstrate the relationship between scientific principles and technology by being able to…

1. give examples of how scientific principles are used in the development of technological advances
2. explain how technological advances have furthered our understanding of science

E. Demonstrate competence in the use of technology by being able to…

1. safely and appropriately use lab equipment
2. proficiently use Internet sources of information for research purposes



A. The student will explain the properties of visible light.

1. identify and describe the properties of visible light
2. compare the behaviour of waves in general with lightwaves in particular
3. show how light is transmitted and absorbed by various materials
4. demonstrate how light is reflected and refracted using these terms: angle of incidence, angle of reflection
5. demonstrate how visible light is refracted

B. The student will compare visible light to other types of electromagnetic radiation

1. differentiate between these waves: radio, microwave, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, xray, gamma
2. explain the various types of waves using these terms: wavelength, frequency, energy
3. explain how the various types of waves are used in our daily lives

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