Science Year 8 Term 2 2021


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This term Year 8 examine various body systems, up close, and carry out investigations on themselves. They find out how is food digested and absorbed, and about the gas exchange we call breathing. They dissect a sheep’s heart (real or virtual), and other organs, and examine the constituents of blood and the connection between muscles and bones.

Next, they learn about sexual and asexual reproduction and marvel at the wide variety of reproductive methods in plants and animals. They learn about tissue cloning in agriculture, and human reproduction, pregnancy and birth.

Australian Curriculum Outcomes


Science understanding

Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs carrying out specialised functions that enable them to survive and reproduce (ACSSU 150) 

Science as a human endeavour

Scientists construct explanations about the natural world based on evidence and these explanations change when new evidence becomes available. The science of today will lead to the technology of tomorrow as scientists work collaboratively, using new skills and modern methods. Only a high level of scientific understanding among people of all cultures will ensure that governments follow ethical considerations when legislating the use of emerging technology. (ACSHE 119, 223, 120, 121)

Science inquiry skills

This term Year 8 will work individually or in small groups to produce a project on the human body or reproduction: which allows student choice; is organized around an open-ended question; requires inquiry to learn and/or create something new; requires critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and various forms of communication (often known as 21st-century skills); incorporates feedback and revision and results in a presentation. (ACSIS 124, 125, 126, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133)


Science content for the term


Body systems

Week 1 – Orientation week
Week 2 – Digestion
Week 3 – Breathing and respiration
Week 4 – Circulation
Week 5 – Waste disposal
Week 6 – Muscles and bones


Week 7 – Sexual reproduction
Week 8 – Asexual reproduction
Week 9 – The human reproduction system
Week 10 – Pregnancy

Term 2 Dates 2021


Commence            Monday 19 April

Finish                    Friday 25 June     

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