In this unit students are taught how to work safely in the laboratory. The expectations for Grade 9 Science students are explained in terms of performance and necessary equipment.
Please see the standards, benchmarks and checklists for core scientific skills.
Saint Maur Essential Outcomes
- The importance of academic honesty and correct referencing/ citation of sources
- Honesty and integrity in the reporting of data is vital.
- Moral and ethical experimentation
- Often the greatest leaps in Science are made when scientists think outside the box.
- The use of internationally established scientific standards.
- Recognition that the use of symbols and equations is an internationally recognized ‘language’.
- The scientific community has certain common principles, methods and understandings that provide a framework for their endeavours.
- The study of Science is by nature collaborative. Large-scale collaboration allows problems to be tackled from different perspectives and for scientists to reap benefits of different disciplines or areas of expertise.
- Communicating efficiently – concisely and precisely in oral presentations and lab reports
Life-Long Learners (Communicative Learners, Inquiring Learners, Collaborative learners, Resilient Learners, Reflective Learners, Open Minded Learners)
- The importance of basing decisions on sufficient reliable evidence.
- Careful observation and recognition of patterns of behavior allows us to make predictions about the behavior of the natural world.
- Different points of view may be based on different evidence.