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Gr. 9 – Science Applied – Strand 4

Earth and Space Science (Space Exploration)

Grade 9 (Applied) Overall Expectations:

1 – Analyse the major challenges and benefits of space exploration, and assess the contributions of Canadians to space exploration.

2 – Investigate the properties of different types of celestial objects in the solar system and the universe.

3 – Demonstrate an understanding of major astronomical phenomena and of the principal components of the solar system and the universe.

  • Compare the characteristics and properties of celestial objects that constitute the solar system, including their motion and their distance from other celestial objects in the solar system (e.g., composition, size, rotation, presence and composition of atmosphere, gravitational pull, magnetic field).