The new Science 9 curriculum has been designed around four big ideas:
1. Cells are derived from cells.
2. The electron arrangement of atoms impacts their chemical nature.
3. Electricity is the flow of electrons.
4. The biosphere; geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them.
The course will use a variety of learning strategies such as laboratory work, projects and innovative uses of technology.
*All grade 9 honours students will have written an entrance assessment in January. Successful candidates will be placed in the appropriate honours class by school Counsellors.
The Honours format offers students an opportunity to complete Science 10 in an enriched and varied setting. In this course, there will be opportunity for projects and activities that will focus on individualized learning and engagement. The typical student has a good understanding of learning and is becoming an independent learner able to function well at both individual and group work. Students may register in this course after Science 9 Honours or Science 9.