Key Stage 3 Science – 8

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Year 8 Science

There are 6 units of study in Year 8:

  1. Energy transfers and renewable energy
  2. Winner takes it all Food webs and competition
  3. The illusionist Electricity and magnetism
  4. We will rock you Rocks and plate tectonics
  5. A whole new world Cells, reproduction and foetal development
  6. Tomb raiders Periodic table and chenical reactions

At the end of each unit there will be a test graded with a National Curriculum Level.

(Classes may study the units in a different order to maximise efficiency of laboratory resources)


Science homework will be set weekly. Teacher will set homework that is relevant to the topic being studied.  Details of the homework set should be recorded in the planner, and in some cases will be detailed on the teachers webpage (accessed by clicking on the picture of the teacher).  In some cases homework projects will be set.  These projects will usually be set as two weeks worth of homework.

If you need further information about homework, please e-mail the relevant teacher by clicking on their name on the science home page.

Science homework booklets for year 8 are:

Smoking harms your hearing

See-saw to light classroom

New wings for solar space station

More wind turbines planned

Energy saving problems

Arctic monitoring expedition

Solar cooker wins prize

Bacteria make tiny magnets

Planes slow down to cut costs

Shooting stars

Tiny motors may help surgeons

Robot cars win prizes

Satellites collide

Natures Economy

Protecting the sea

The problem with bees

Urban plants adapt

Food additives link to behaviour

Vitamin D keeps you young

Mercury pollution

All about Dandruff

Young diabetics at risk

Does size matter

Dreamliner plan

Arsenic in India

Space Agency’s missing bath duck

Home or hospital

Can we solve climate change

Earthquake warning system

Super fast batteries

Peanut allergy hope

A geologists dream

Earthquake shakes England

Websites to look at to help revise for tests or generally find out more: