ICAS Science assesses students’ skills in the key scientific areas of: Observing and measuring - Noting and measuring features of items and phenomena Interpreting data - Interpreting diagrams, tables and graphs Applying data - Including inferring, predicting and concluding Investigating - Experimental design, use of controls and notion of ‘fair test’ Higher-order skills - Including reasoning and problem solving The papers will cover content on: Earth and Beyond (incorporating the Earth Sciences and Astronomy). Energy and Change (incorporating Physics). Life and Living (incorporating Biology and Ecology). Natural and Processed Materials (incorporating Chemistry). To find out more about the science skills assessed, download a PDF version of the ICAS Science assessment framework. Test Structure Paper Breakdown of Questions Test Duration Introductory 30 multiple choice 45 minutes A 30 multiple choice 45 minutes B 30 multiple choice 45 minutes C 40 multiple choice 55 minutes D 40 multiple choice 55 minutes E 45 multiple choice 1 hour F 45 multiple choice 1 hour G 45 multiple choice 1 hour H 45 multiple choice 1 hour I 45 multiple choice 1 hour J 45 multiple choice 1 hour Paper to year level equivalent
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