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Course SummaryThis study guide course provides a review of the science topics that your students will need to know for the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) Science Paper A exam. Have your elementary student complete the course at any time to get ready for this section of the test.
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About This Course
This course offers lessons that cover basic science topics at the third-grade level. It is designed to cover topics cover material presented in the four knowledge areas of the ICAS Science Paper A exam. Each chapter has a quiz that enables your students to gain practice answer questions about topics that may appear on the exam. The following subjects will be covered in this course:
- The Earth and planets
- Living things
- Natural and man-made materials
About the Exam
Schools in Australia, New Zealand and more than 20 other countries, including the U.S., participate in ICAS each year. These tests are used to determine what students are and are not learning and whether they are progressing as they should. The ICAS Science Paper A exam is administered to third- and fourth- grade students, depending on the country, and measures observational, reasoning and problem solving skills and the student's ability to read graphs and diagrams and interpret data. The Science Paper A exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions and students have 45 minutes in which to complete the exam. Both school and student reports are generated with assessment results.
ICAS Science Paper A Exam Preparation & Registration
You can use this extensive study guide to help students review the science topics they will encounter on the ICAS Science Paper A exam. The guide will provide information in areas of earth science, biology, chemistry and physics. Lessons cover facts about weather, rock types, chemical properties of common household products, properties of natural and synthetic materials, engineering design and planetary sizes and rotations. Students can also review details regarding the habitats, body parts and characteristics of living things and definitions and examples of magnetism, buoyancy, temperature and sound energy. Videos use simple language and illustrations to make the use of this guide fun and engaging. You can measure what your students have learned using self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson.
Students are not registered individually for ICAS exams. To be eligible to take the ICAS Science Paper A or any other ICAS exam, a student's school must be registered with Educational Assessment Australia (EAA). Schools must complete an online registration form found on EAA's website. Once a school has been selected, ICAS test materials are sent via courier to the school and schools are notified of test dates and times.
ICAS is developed by Educational Assessment Australia (EAA), an assessment group of UNSW Global Pty Limited; neither organization is affiliated with Study.com.
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