Scientific Investigation Skills & Career Exploration
- Demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing and recording, analysing and interpreting, and communicating).
- Identify and describe a variety of careers related to the fields of science under study, and identify scientists, including Canadians, who have made contributions to those fields.
Biology (Tissues, Organs, and Systems)
- Analyse some current technologies or substances that have an impact on human tissues, organs, or systems, and evaluate their effects on human health
- Investigate cell division, cell specialization, and the organization of systems in animals, including humans, using various laboratory techniques
- Demonstrate an understanding of the hierarchical organization of cells, from tissues, to organs, to systems in animals, including humans
Chemistry (Chemical Reactions and Their Practical Applications)
- Analyse how chemical reactions are employed in common products and processes, and assess the safety and environments hazards associated with them
- Investigate, through inquiry, the characteristics of simple chemical reactions
- Demonstrate an understanding of simple chemical reactions and the language and ways to represent them
Earth and Space Science (Earth’s Dynamic Climate)
- Analyse effects of human activity on climate change, and effects of climate change on living things and natural systems
- Investigate various natural and human factors that have an impact on climate change and global warming
- Demonstrate an understanding of various natural and human factors that contribute to climate change and global warming.
Physics (Light and Applications of Optics)
- Analyse how properties of light and colour are applied in technology and the impact of these technologies on society
- Investigate, through inquiry, properties of light, and predict its behaviour in mirrors and as it passes through different media
- Demonstrate an understanding of characteristics and properties of light, particularly with respect to reflection and refraction and the addition and subtraction of colour