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Grade 9 Applied Science 414
Grade 9 Applied Science
Welcome to Grade 9 Science
INSTRUCTOR:                          OFFICE:  Rm 344                                 
PREREQUISITE: Grade 8 Science                                 TEXTBOOK: Science Connections 9 Nelson
GENERAL AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The goals and aims of this course are concurrent with those set in the Ontario Curriculum Grades 9 and 10, 2008
The level of study is directed at developing practical and quantitative research tools in the students who may or may not be preparing for post-secondary education at Community college or for entrance into University.  With these objectives in mind the course of study and sequential course outline were designed.
TEACHING STRATEGIES:  Instructional methods will include Library research, expository teaching, textbook assignments, laboratory activities, multi-media analysis, inductive and deductive learning, group work and student directed study.
Students will be expected to:
Interact harmoniously with each other and the environment (respect)
Be punctual, and be prepared
Complete assignments on time
Strive to maintain good citizenship
Display a level of maturity that is compatible with the level of the course
Units of Study and Corresponding Evaluation Pieces:
Evaluation Pieces
Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems and Human Activity
Two tests, one lab, one assignment
Chemistry: Exploring Matter
Two tests, one lab, one assignment
Physics: Electrical Applications
Two tests, one lab, one assignment
Earth and Space Science: Space Exploration
Two tests, one lab, one assignment
NOTE: 1. Units sequence is not fixed
            2. Number of evaluations may vary due to time restrictions
Mark Breakdown:
70% Course Work Evaluations
Knowledge & Understanding                  17.5%              
Communication                                       17.5%
Applications                                            17.5%
Thinking & Inquiry                                   17.5%
(All four categories will be represented equally throughout the course)
30% Summative Evaluation
Portfolio                                                    15%
Written Exam                                           15%    All four categories will be represented on final evaluation
Total                                                       100%


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