Presentation on theme: "Saskatchewan Senior Science Curriculum Renewal. Prerequisites for High School Science Credits Science 10 Health Science 20 Biology 30 Environmental Science."— Presentation transcript:
Saskatchewan Senior Science Curriculum Renewal
Prerequisites for High School Science Credits Science 10 Health Science 20 Biology 30 Environmental Science 20 Biology 30 Earth Science 30 Physical Science 20 Earth Science 30 Physics 30Chemistry 30 Computer Science 20 Computer Science 30
Health Science Students will be challenged to look at the health science field from traditional, scientific, and complementary perspectives in order to make sound personal health choices and investigate health science careers. medical knowledge systems and ethics, human anatomy and physiology, nutrition and metabolism, and medical diagnostics.
Environmental Science 1 Sentence Students will examine environmental issues through scientific and indigenous perspectives, leading to the development of environmental action plans and investigation of environmental science careers. climate change, water, soil, and air quality, urbanization, bioresource management, and the impacts of agriculture and industry on the environment.
Physical Science Students will learn a combination of Chemistry 20 and Physics 20 in a hands-on manner, studying both public and private science as it occurs in agriculture, industry, and universities to help students better understand the physical science related career paths. heating and cooling, the mole, quantitative analysis of molecules, chemical reactions, and the characteristics and properties of electromagnetic radiation.
Earth Science (Sem 2 only) Earth Science 30 is a new grade 12 provincially developed science course, using hands-on field experience and technology to understand our planet’s geological origins, Rock classification, the role of Geographic Information Systems. and geology-related careers.
Why is Saskatchewan Science Changing? The K-12 goals and grade level outcomes for each areas of study are designed to ensure that students reach their full potential in each of the following Broad Areas of Learning: Lifelong Learners Sense of Self and Community Engaged Citizens
Interdisciplinary thinking to solve worldwide issues.
Connecting scientific ideas
Finding Careers in the science… & Science in the careers.
Connecting western science, traditional knowledge, and complementary knowledge.
How is the change occurring? A Pilot process: Teacher Writers in Pilot teachers and classrooms in Giving advice for changes to make this curriculum the best it can be.
The Prairie Spirit Pilot Pilot Schools: – Leask, Clavet, Warman, Delisle, Borden, Hanley, Hepburn, Martensville, Aberdeen – Not all courses will be piloted in each pilot school. Pilot Community: – Teachers working together to make the best possible courses. – Informing the non-piloting schools and teachers of changes so that Prairie Spirit is prepared for
Post Secondary What do we know? Biology 30, Chemistry 30, and Physics 30 will change in content BUT will not change in course title or course code. Prerequisites should not change significantly at either University or SIAST. SIAST and the Universities have been in conversation with the Ministry during the writing process and are very enthusiastic about the changes.
Post Secondary What do we NOT know? What will happen to grade 11 credits as prerequisites for post secondary courses. What courses will allow/use Earth Science 30 as a prerequisite for post secondary courses.