**HMST Entrance Exam Information**

## Grade 8 Entrance Exam Date

This year, the HMST Exam will take place

The exam will start at 9:30 am on Saturday December 5, 2020.

The exam will be 1 hour long. Students are permitted to use calculators during the exam.

**virtually.**The exam will start at 9:30 am on Saturday December 5, 2020.

The exam will be 1 hour long. Students are permitted to use calculators during the exam.

## Entrance Exam FORMAT

The HMST Exam will consist of:

Part A: Science Case Study

Students will be given a science related situation to analyze.

Part B: Math Estimation Question

Students will use math skills, communication skills and logical steps to develop an estimate for an open-ended question.

Part A: Science Case Study

Students will be given a science related situation to analyze.

Part B: Math Estimation Question

Students will use math skills, communication skills and logical steps to develop an estimate for an open-ended question.

## Resources to Prepare for the entrance exam

**Part A: Preparing for the Science Case Study**

Review the following resources:

- The Scientific Method (Article)
- The Scientific Method (Video)
- Using Data to Justify Experimental Claims (Video)
- The Scientific Method and Data Analysis (Practice Questions)

**Part B: Preparing for the Math Estimation Question**

Read about Estimation Questions (also known as Fermi Questions).

- Refer to page 3 for the six steps to develop an estimate for an open-ended question.
- Refer to pages 4 - 5 for examples of questions and sample calculations.