General Prescribed Learning Outcomes and Documents for Science 9 and Science 10


Science 9:


The science 9 IRP states, "The prescribed learning outcomes related to Processes of Science support the development of attitudes, skills, and knowledge essential for an understanding of science. These learning outcomes should not be taught in isolation, but should be integrated with activities related to the other three curriculum organizers." (http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/pdfs/sciences/2006sci_9.pdf)
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Vocabulary
accuracy, conclusion, control, controlled experiment, dependent variables, hypothesis, independent variables, observation, precision, prediction, procedure, principle, scientific literacy, validity, variable

Knowledge
  • metric system (SI units)
  • elements of a valid experiment
  • dependent and independent variables
  • appropriate scale
  • application of scientific principles in the development of technologies
Skills and Attitudes
  • recognize dangers
  • demonstrate emergency response procedures
  • use personal protective equipment
  • use proper techniques for handling and disposing of lab materials
  • use electroscope, voltmeter, ammeter, Van de Graaff generator, Bunsen burner, hotplate
  • make accurate measurements using a variety of instruments (e.g., rulers, balances, graduated cylinders
  • use the Internet as a research tool
  • communicate results
  • use appropriate types of graphic models and/or formulae to represent a given type of data, including Bohr models
  • use bar graphs, line graphs, pie charts, tables, and diagrams to extract and convey information
  • deduce relationships between variables use models to demonstrate how systems operate
  • apply given criteria for evaluating evidence and sources of information
  • identify main points, supporting or refuting information, and bias in a sciencerelated article or illustration
  • demonstrate ethical, responsible, cooperative behaviour
  • acquire and apply scientific and technological knowledge to the benefit of self, society, and the environment




A1 Demonstrate safe procedures
  1. identify a variety of dangers in procedures (e.g., cuts from sharp objects; burns from heating devices; overloading a circuit; shocks from misuse of electrical equipment)
  2. identify appropriate equipment for an lab activity (e.g., Bunsen burner vs. hotplate)
  3. identify and use appropriate personal protective equipment (e.g., hand and eye protection) and procedures (e.g., hair tied back, clear work area, no loose clothing, no horseplay)
  4. use proper techniques for handling and disposing of lab materials (e.g., using tongs, waste receptacles to handle and dispose of chemicals)
  5. with teacher support, describe appropriate emergency response procedures (e.g., how to use a fire extinguisher/blanket, eye wash station, first aid for cuts, knowing who to contact and how)
A 2 Perform experiments using the scientific method
  1. describe the elements of a valid experiment:
    1. formulate an hypothesis
    2. make a prediction
    3. identify controlled versus experimental variables
    4. observe, measure, and record, using appropriate units
    5. interpret data
    6. draw conclusions
  2. use information and conclusions as a basis for further comparisons, investigations, or analyses
  3. communicate results using a variety of methods
A 3 Represent and interpret information in graphic form
  1. identify and use the most appropriate type of graphic, model, or formula to convey information, including
    1. Bohr model
    2. solar system model
    3. star map or celestial sphere
    4. simple chemical formulae
    5. diagrams of a cell in stages of mitosis
  2. distinguish between dependent and independent variables in a graph
  3. use appropriate scale and axis to create a graph
  4. extrapolate and interpolate points on a graph
  5. extract information from bar graphs, line graphs, and tables, and diagrams (e.g., periodic table)
A 4 Demonstrate scientific literacy
  1. identify the main points in a sciencerelated article or illustration
  2. describe the qualities of the scientifically literate person, such as
    1. awareness of assumptions (their own and authors’)
    2. respect for precision
    3. ability to separate fundamental concepts from the irrelevant or unimportant
    4. recognizing that scientific knowledge is continually developing and often builds upon previous theories
    5. recognizing cause and effect
  3. use given criteria for evaluating evidence and sources of information (e.g., identify supporting or refuting information and bias)
  4. explain how science and technology affect individuals, society, and the environment

A 5 Demonstrate ethical, responsible, cooperative behaviour
  1. describe and demonstrate
    1. ethical behaviour (e.g., honesty, fairness, reliability)
    2. openmindedness (e.g., ongoing examination and reassessment of own beliefs)
    3. willingness to question and promote discussion skills of collaboration and cooperation
    4. respect for the contributions of others
A 6 Describe the relationship between scientific principles and technology
  1. give examples of scientific principles that have resulted in the development of technologies (e.g., cell division—reproductive technologies; electrical energy—appliances; properties of matter—semiconductors)
  2. identify a variety of technologies and explain how they have advanced our understanding of science (e.g., microscopes for observing cell structure; instruments for observing astronomical phenomena)
A 7 Demonstrate competence in the use of technologies specific to investigative procedures and research
  1. select and carefully use appropriate technologies, including
    1. microscope
    2. balances and other measurement tools (e.g., thermometers, voltmeter, ammeter, Van de Graaff generator)
    3. electrical circuitry devices (e.g., batteries, power supplies, switches, lamps, resistors)
    4. proficiently use the Internet as a research tool



Science 10:
Vocabulary
accuracy, conclusion, control, controlled experiment, dependent variables, hypothesis, independent variables, observation, precision ,prediction, procedure, principle, scientific literacy, uncertainty, validity, variable
Knowledge
  • metric system (SI units)
  • elements of a valid experiment
  • dependent and independent variables
  • appropriate scale
  • application of scientific principles in the development of technologies
Skills and Attitudes
  • recognize dangers
  • demonstrate emergency response procedures
  • use personal protective equipment
  • use proper techniques for handling and disposing of lab materials
  • use the Bunsen burner and hotplate
  • make accurate measurements using a variety of instruments (e.g., rulers, balances, graduated cylinders)
  • use the Internet as a research tool
  • communicate results
  • use appropriate types of graphic models and/or formulae to represent a given type of data, including the Bohr model
  • use bar graphs, line graphs, pie charts, tables, and diagrams to extract and convey information
  • deduce relationships between variables given a graph or by constructing graphs
  • use models to demonstrate how systems operate
  • apply given criteria for evaluating evidence and sources of information
  • identify main points, supporting or refuting information, and bias in a science: related article or
  • illustration
  • demonstrate ethical, responsible, cooperative behaviour
  • acquire and apply scientific and technological knowledge to the benefit of self, society, and the
  • environment



A1 demonstrate safe procedures
  1. identify a variety of dangers in procedures (e.g., cuts from sharp objects;explosions or burns from handling chemicals or heating materials)
  2. identify appropriate equipment for a lab activity (e.g.,Bunsen burner vs. hot plate; glassware for chemicals)
  3. identify and use appropriate personal protective equipment (e.g., hand and eye protection) and procedures (e.g., hair tied back, clear work area, no loose clothing, no horseplay)
  4. use proper techniques for handling and disposing of lab materials (e.g., using special containers for caustic chemicals)
  5. describe appropriate emergency response procedures (e.g., how to use a fire extinguisher/ blanket, eye wash station, first aid for cuts and burns, knowing who to contact and how)


A 2 Perform experiments using the scientific method
1. describe the elements of a valid experiment:
1. formulate an hypothesis
2. make a prediction
3. identify controlled versus experimental variables
4. observe, measure, and record using appropriate units
5. interpret data
6. draw conclusions
2. use information and conclusions as a basis for further comparisons, investigations, or analyses
3. communicate results using a variety of methods
A 3 Represent and interpret information in graphic form
1. identify and use the most appropriate type of graphic, model,or formula to convey information, including
1. Bohr model or diagram
2. convection model or diagram
3. Lewis diagrams
4. chemical formulae
5. line graphs of displacement, time interval, and velocity diagrams (e.g., food webs/ pyramids, nutrient cycles, plate boundaries)
2. distinguish between dependent and independent variables ina graph
3. use appropriate scale and axis to create a graph
4. extrapolate and interpolate points on a graph




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