Grade 9 Science - SNC1W
Course Work

Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems and Climate Change

  • Environmental sustainability depends on the dynamic equilibrium of ecosystems.
  • The cycling of matter and flow of energy within and between Earth’s four spheres are natural processes that help maintain balance in ecosystems.
  • Human activities, including activities that contribute to climate change, impact environmental sustainability, and it is our collective responsibility to mitigate these impacts.

Chemistry: Nature of Matter

  • Atoms are the building blocks of matter.
  • There is a relationship between the atomic structure of elements, their properties, and the organization of the periodic table.
  • Elements and compounds have specific physical and chemical properties, which determine their uses.
  • The use of elements and compounds in consumer products and chemical technologies has both positive and negative impacts on society, the economy, and the environment.

Earth & Space: Space Exploration

  • The solar system and the universe have various components with distinct characteristics that can be investigated and quantified.
  • The Sun plays a critical role in sustaining life on Earth and in contributing to renewable energy production.
  • Space observation, space exploration, and associated space exploration technologies advance our understanding of the universe, and have social, economic, and environmental impacts.

Physics: Principles and Applications of Electricity

  • The distinct properties of static and current electricity can be explained by the behaviour of electric charges.
  • Electrical energy can be produced from renewable and non-renewable sources and converted to other forms of energy to meet various needs.
  • The production and consumption of electrical energy has social, economic, and environmental impacts that can be addressed through sustainable practices.