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Year 8 Science sample assessment - Energy test

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This sample assessment is based on previous versions of the Australian Curriculum.

Energy test


Students identify and investigate changes within systems caused by energy, and discuss efficiency and the use of technology in finding solutions to contemporary problems.

Written: Supervised assessment


  • Teacher guidelines
  • Task-specific standards - continua
  • Task-specific standards - matrix
  • Assessment resource: Sample response
  • Assessment resource: Current scientific conceptions and students' prior understandings
  • Assessment resource: Energy test stimulus
  • Student booklet

Download the full assessment (contains the documents as Word files):

Sample student response

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