Course Outline

Grade 9 Academic Science

     This course enables students to understand basic concepts in chemistry, biology, earth and space science, and physics; to develope skills in the process of scientific inquiry; and to relate science to technology, society and the environment. Students will learn scientific theories and conduct investigations related to cell division and reproduction; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the universe and space exploration; and the principles of electricity.

Grade 9 Academic Grade 9 Applied
Sustainable Ecosystems Ecosystems and Human Activity
Atoms and Elements Exploring Matter
The Study of the Universe Space Exploration
The Characteristics of Electricity Electrical Applications

Assessment of Student Achievement

     Student achievement is based on meeting the overall and specific expectations of the course. The expectations cover the following four areas of student learning:
  1. Knowledge and Understanding
  2. Inquiry and Problem Solving
  3. Communications
  4. Connections
     A daily out of class component is to be completed to ensure basic concepts and applications are understood. Summative testing will occur in each section. Final success in this program will be the result of accumulated daily successes in each area. An emphasis will be placed on skills and safe practices in the laboratory.

Report 1 - ancedotal

Reports - (mid-semester and end of semester)

Marks based on the following chart

Areas of Student Learning Knowledge & Understanding Inquiry/Problem Solving Communications Connections Final
Sample Activities
Quiz, Tests,Reports
Labs, Reseach
Notebooks, Reports
Project, Exam
Mark %
30 %
30 %
20 %

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