MYP 8 Science - Chemistry

MYP 8.5.10: Unit test - Criterion C

Content studied in this unit

  • The kinetic theory
  • The periodic table
  • Sub-atomic particles
  • The reaction between magnesium and air
  • Valency and the law of constant composition
  • Formulation
  • The decomposition of limestone and preparation of limewater
  • The use of limewater to test for carbon dioxide
  • Acid rain

 

Assessment Criteria

Students should show their understanding of the main scientific ideas and concepts of science, by applying these to solve problems in familiar and unfamiliar situations.

Students should develop critical-thinking skills to analyse and evaluate scientific information.

Suitable assessment tasks to assess this criterion include complex questions in tests, critical analysis of case studies, research projects or media articles on scientific issues.

Assessment tasks should provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding by solving problems in familiar and unfamiliar situations, and by analysing and evaluating scientific information presented to them.

Achievement level Descriptor
0 The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors given below.
1-2 The student recalls some scientific ideas and concepts. The student applies scientific ideas and concepts to solve simple problems.
3-4 The student explains scientific ideas and concepts and applies scientific understanding to solve problems in familiar situations. The student analyses scientific information by identifying parts, relationships or causes. The student provides an explanation that shows understanding.
5-6 The student explains scientific ideas and concepts and applies scientific understanding to solve problems in familiar and unfamiliar situations. The student analyses and evaluates scientific information by making scientifically supported judgments about the information, the validity of the ideas or the quality of the work.

 

 


 
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