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Grade 9 – Science Applied (SNC1P)

Strand 1 – 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.

Strand 2 – Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems and Human Activity

  • Analyse the impact of human activity on terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems, and assess the effectiveness of selected initiatives related to environmental sustainability.
  • Investigate some factors related to human activity that affect terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems, and describe the consequences that these factors have for the sustainability of these ecosystems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of characteristics of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, the interdependence within and between ecosystems, and the impact humans have on the sustainability of these ecosystems.

Strand 3 – Chemistry (Exploring Matter)

  • Analyse how properties of common elements and/or simple compounds affect their use, and assess the social and environmental impact associated with their production or use.
  • Investigate, through inquiry, physical and chemical properties of common elements and simple compounds.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the properties of common elements and simple compounds, and general features of the organization of the periodic table.

Strand 4 – Earth and Space Science (Space Exploration)

  • Analyse the major challenges and benefits of space exploration, and assess the contributions of Canadians to space exploration.
  • Investigate the properties of different types of celestial objects in the solar system and the universe.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of major astronomical phenomena and of the principal components of the solar system and the universe.

Strand 5 – Physics (Electrical Applications)

  • Assess the major social, economic, and environmental costs and benefits of using electrical energy, distinguishing between renewable and non-renewable sources, and propose a plan of action to reduce energy costs.
  • Investigate, through inquiry, the properties of static and current electricity and the cost of the consumption of electrical energy.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and principles of static and current electricity.