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Gr. 9 – Science (Academic) Strand 4

Earth and Space Science (The Study of the Universe)

Grade 9 (Applied) Overall Expectations:

1 – Assess some of the costs, hazards, and benefits of space exploration and the contributions of Canadians to space research and technology.

2 – Investigate the characteristics and properties of a variety of celestial objects visible from Earth in the night sky.

  • Gather and record data, using an inquiry or research process, on the properties of specific celestial objects within the solar system (e.g., the composition of their atmosphere, if any; the composition of their surface; the strength of their gravitational pull) [IP, PR, C]
  • Compare and contrast properties of celestial objects visible in the night sky, drawing on information gathered through research and using an appropriate format (e.g., compare the size of planets; represent the distance of stars from Earth using scientific notation; compare star temperatures and colour) [PR, AI, C]

3 – Demonstrate an understanding of the major scientific theories about the structure, formation, and evolution of the universe and its components and of the evidence that supports these theories.