Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Science 8

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 8 Science curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Curricular Competencies


Reflect on their investigation methods, including the adequacy of controls on variables (dependent and independent) and the quality of the data collected

Identify possible sources of error and suggest improvements to their investigation methods

Demonstrate an awareness of assumptions and bias in their own work and secondary sources

Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of evidence (qualitative and quantitative)

Exercise a healthy, informed skepticism and use scientific knowledge and findings from their own investigations to evaluate claims in secondary sources

Consider social, ethical, and environmental implications of the findings from their own and others’ investigations

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias and Crime in Media

Scientific Detectives

Stereotyping and Bias