Examine the process of and influences on the transfer of genetic information and the impact of that understanding on society past and present.
Observe and describe the significance of cellular reproductive processes, including mitosis and meiosis.
Describe the processes and implications of sexual and asexual reproduction in plants and animals.
Analyze the process of human reproduction, including the influence of reproductive and contraceptive technologies.
Distinguish between physical and chemical properties of common substances, including those found in household, commercial, industrial, and agricultural applications.
Analyze historical explanations of the structure of matter up to and including:
  • Dalton model
  • Thomson model
  • Rutherford model
  • Bohr model of the atom.
Demonstrate an understanding of the classification of pure substances (elements and compounds), including the development and nature of the Periodic Table.
Demonstrate and analyze characteristics of static electric charge and current electricity, including historical and cultural understanding.
Analyze the relationships that exist among voltage, current, and resistance in series and parallel circuits.
Assess operating principles, costs, and efficiencies of devices that produce or use electrical energy.
Critique impacts of past, current, and possible future methods of small and large scale electrical energy production and distribution in Saskatchewan.
Inquire into the motion and characteristics of astronomical bodies in our solar system and the universe.
Analyze scientific explanations of the formation and evolution of our solar system and the universe.
Examine how various cultures, past and present, including First Nations and Métis, understand and represent astronomical phenomenon.
Analyze human capabilities for exploring and understanding the universe, including technologies and programs that support such exploration.