Natural science (NAT01‑04)
Competence aims and assessment

Examples of connections


Competence aims after year 7

  • ask questions and formulate hypotheses about natural-science phenomena, identify variables and collect data to find answers
  • distinguish between observations and conclusions, structure data, use cause and effect arguments, draw conclusions, assess sources of errors and present findings
  • use and assess models that represent phenomena that cannot be observed directly and explain why models are used in natural science
  • read and understand hazard labelling and reflect on the purpose os such labelling
  • give examples of how natural-science knowledge has developed and continues to develop
  • give examples of how traditional knowledge has contributed and continues to contribute to natural-science knowledge
  • explore, make and program technological systems that consist of parts that work together
  • design and make a product based on user needs
  • reflect on how technology can solve challenges, create opportunities and lead to new dilemmas
  • explore phase transitions and chemical reactions and describe their properties
  • use the particle model to explain phase transitions and the properties of solids, liquids and gases
  • explore electric and magnetic forces through experiments and talk about how we exploit electric energy in everyday life
  • explain how organisms can be divided into main groups and give examples of the special features of different organisms
  • explain the importance of biological diversity and implement measures to protect biological diversity in the local community
  • propose measures to preserve biological diversity in northern areas and give examples of the importance of traditional knowledge in nature management
  • explore and describe different food cycles and use this to discuss synergy in nature
  • describe and visualise how day and night, moon phases and seasons arise and talk about the effect on life on Earth
  • explain the conditions for life on Earth and compare these to other celestial bodies in the universe
  • explain how the geological cycle, plate tectonics and external forces help shape and change different landscapes
  • explain physical and mental changes during puberty and talk about how these can affect emotions, actions and sexuality
  • describe some of the body’s organ systems and describe how the systems work together

Formative assessment