Earth & Space – Grade 12

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of Earth and Space Science concepts and theories. They will further develop their scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of Earth and Space Science concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of Earth and Space Science on society and the environment.

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Overall Curriculum Expectations

By the end of this course the student will:

Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration

  • Demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing, and recording, analysing, and interpreting, and communicating).
  • Identify and describe careers related to the fields of science under study, and describe contributions of scientists, including Canadians, to those fields.

Astronomy (Science of the Universe)

  • Analyze the development of technologies that have contributed to our understanding of the universe, and evaluate the impact of milestones in astronomical theory or knowledge on the scientific community.
  • Investigate and analyze the properties of the universe, particularly the evolution and properties of stars, in both qualitative and quantitative terms.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the origin and evolution of the universe, the principal characteristics of its components, and techniques used to study those components.

Planetary Science (Science of the Solar System)

  • Analyze political, economic, and environmental issues related to the exploration and study of the solar system, and how technology used in space exploration can be used in other areas of endeavour.
  • Investigate features of and interactions between bodies in the solar system, and the impact of these features and interactions on the existence of life.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the internal (geological) processes and external (cosmic) influences operating on bodies in the solar system.

Recording Earth’s Geological History

  • Analyze with reference to geological records, the relationship between climate, geology, and life on Earth, and evaluate contributions to our understanding of changes in Earth systems over geological time.
  • Investigate geological evidence of major changes that have occurred during Earth’s history, and of the various processes that have contributed to these changes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how changes to Earth’s surface have been recorded and preserved throughout geological time and how they contribute to our knowledge of Earth’s history.

Earth Materials

  • Analyze technologies used to explore for and extract Earth materials, and assess the economic and environmental impact of the exploitation of such materials.
  • Investigate the properties of minerals and characteristics of rocks, including those in their local area.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the properties of minerals and the formation and characteristics of rocks.

Geological Processes

  • Analyze technological developments that have increased our knowledge of geological processes and structures, and how this knowledge assists in monitoring and managing these processes and structures.
  • Investigate, through the use of models and analysis of information gathered from various sources, the nature of internal and surficial Earth processes, and the ways in which these processes can be quantified.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the processes at work within Earth and on its surface, and the role of these processes in shaping Earth’s surface.

Course Details

Course CodeSES4u
Course TypeAcademic
FormatUniversity Preparation
PrerequisiteSNC2D
YOUTuition Fee650 – 1300
DepartmentScience
Course TitleSpace & Astronomy
GradeGrade 12
Credit Value1.0

Outline of Course Content

UnitTitleTime and Sequence
1Planetary Science:26 hours
2Astronomy26 hours
3“Recording Earth’s Geological History:26 hours
4“Geological Processes and Earth Materials:26 hours
Final Assessment.6 hours
Total110 hours

Course Details

Course CodeSES4U
Course TypeAcademic
FormatUniversity Preparation
PrerequisiteSNC2D
YOUTuition Fee650 – 1300
DepartmentScience
Course TitleSpace & Astronomy
GradeGrade 12
Credit Value1.0

Overall Curriculum Expectations

By the end of this course the student will:

Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration

  • Demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing, and recording, analysing, and interpreting, and communicating).
  • Identify and describe careers related to the fields of science under study, and describe contributions of scientists, including Canadians, to those fields.

Astronomy (Science of the Universe)

  • Analyze the development of technologies that have contributed to our understanding of the universe, and evaluate the impact of milestones in astronomical theory or knowledge on the scientific community.
  • Investigate and analyze the properties of the universe, particularly the evolution and properties of stars, in both qualitative and quantitative terms.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the origin and evolution of the universe, the principal characteristics of its components, and techniques used to study those components.

Planetary Science (Science of the Solar System)

  • Analyze political, economic, and environmental issues related to the exploration and study of the solar system, and how technology used in space exploration can be used in other areas of endeavour.
  • Investigate features of and interactions between bodies in the solar system, and the impact of these features and interactions on the existence of life.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the internal (geological) processes and external (cosmic) influences operating on bodies in the solar system.

Recording Earth’s Geological History

  • Analyze with reference to geological records, the relationship between climate, geology, and life on Earth, and evaluate contributions to our understanding of changes in Earth systems over geological time.
  • Investigate geological evidence of major changes that have occurred during Earth’s history, and of the various processes that have contributed to these changes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how changes to Earth’s surface have been recorded and preserved throughout geological time and how they contribute to our knowledge of Earth’s history.

Earth Materials

  • Analyze technologies used to explore for and extract Earth materials, and assess the economic and environmental impact of the exploitation of such materials.
  • Investigate the properties of minerals and characteristics of rocks, including those in their local area.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the properties of minerals and the formation and characteristics of rocks.

Geological Processes

  • Analyze technological developments that have increased our knowledge of geological processes and structures, and how this knowledge assists in monitoring and managing these processes and structures.
  • Investigate, through the use of models and analysis of information gathered from various sources, the nature of internal and surficial Earth processes, and the ways in which these processes can be quantified.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the processes at work within Earth and on its surface, and the role of these processes in shaping Earth’s surface.

Outline of Course Content

UnitTitleTime and Sequence
1Planetary Science:26 hours
2Astronomy26 hours
3“Recording Earth’s Geological History:26 hours
4“Geological Processes and Earth Materials:26 hours
Final Assessment.6 hours
Total110 hours
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