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Science & Technology
During the twentieth century, science and technology played an increasingly important role in the lives of all Canadians. Science and technology underpin much of what we take for granted, including clean water, the places in which we live and work, and the ways in which we communicate with others. The impact of science and technology on our lives will continue to grow. Consequently, scientific and technological literacy for all has become the overarching objective of science and technology education throughout the world.
 
Achievement of both excellence and equity underlies the three major goals of the science and technology program at the elementary level. Accordingly, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1 – 8: Science and Technology, 2007 outlines the skills and knowledge that students will develop, as well as the attitudes that they need to develop in order to use their knowledge and skills responsibly.
 
The Goals
To relate Science to Technology, Society and the Environment;
To develop the skills, strategies, and habits of mind required for scientific inquiry and technological problem-solving;
To understand the basic concepts of Science and Technology.
 
TOPICS IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
The charts below provide an outline of the topics in Grade 1–8 science and technology, and also show the broad connections between Grade 1 – 8 topics and the topics in Grade 9 and 10 science.
 
Elementary Science and Technology Curriculum Overview
 
Understanding Life Systems
Understanding Structures and Mechanisms
Understanding Matter and Energy
Understanding
Earth and Space Systems
Grade 1
Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
Materials, Objects, and Everyday Structures
Energy in Our Lives
Daily and Seasonal Changes
Grade 2
 
Growth and Changes in Animals
Movement
Properties of Liquids and Solids
Air and Water in the Environment
Grade 3
 
Growth and Changes in Plants
Strong and Stable Structures
Forces Causing Movement
Soils in the Environment
Grade 4
 
Habitats and Communities
Pulleys and Gears
Light and Sound
Rocks and Minerals
Grade 5
 
Human Organ Systems
Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms
Properties of and Changes in Matter
Conservation of Energy and Resources
Grade 6
 
Biodiversity
Flight
Electricity and Electrical Devices
Space
Grade 7
 
Interactions in the Environment
Form and Function
Pure Substances and Mixtures
Heat in the Environment
Grade 8
 
Cells
Systems in Action
Fluids
Water Systems
Grade 9 and 10 Science Curriculum Overview
 
Biology
Physics
Chemistry
Earth and Space Science
Grade 9 Academic
 
Sustainable Ecosystems
The Characteristics of Electricity
Atoms, Elements, and Compounds
The Study of the Universe
Grade 9 Applied
 
Sustainable Ecosystems and Human Activity
Electrical Applications
Exploring Matter
Space Exploration
Grade 10 Academic
 
Tissues, Organs, and Systems of Living Things
Light and Geometric Optics
Chemical Reactions
Climate Change
Grade 10 Applied
 
Human Tissues, Organs, and Systems
Light and Applications of Optics
Chemical Reactions and Their Practical Applications
Earth's Dynamic Climate
 
 
Courses in Science, Grades 11 and 12
Grade
Course Name
Course Type
Course Code
Prerequisite
Biology
11
Biology
University
SBI3U
Grade 10 Science, Academic
11
Biology
College
SBI3C
Grade 10 Science, Academic or Applied
12
Biology
University
SBI4U
Grade 11 Biology, University
Chemistry
11
Chemistry
University
SCH3U
Grade 10 Science, Academic
12
Chemistry
University
SCH4U
Grade 11 Chemistry, University
12
Chemistry
College
SCH4C
Grade 10 Science, Academic or Applied
Earth and Space Science
12
Earth and Space Science
University
SES4U
Grade 10 Science, Academic
Environmental Science
11
Environmental Science
University/
College
SVN3M
Grade 10 Science, Academic or Applied
11
Environmental Science
Workplace
SVN3E
Grade 9 Science, Academic or Applied, or a
Grade 9 or Grade 10
Physics
11
Physics
University
SPH3U
Grade 10 Science, Academic
12
Physics
University
SPH4U
Grade 11 Physics, University
12
Physics
College
SPH4C
Grade 10 Science, Academic or Applied
Science
12
Science
University/
College
SNC4M
Grade 10 Science, Academic, or any Grade 11
university, university/college, or college
preparation course in the science curriculum
12
Science
Workplace
SNC4E
Grade 10 Science, Applied, or a Grade 10
 
 
The Curriculum:
 
Elementary 1 to 8
Secondary