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Curriculum Information

“You never know which student in the class may be taking their very first steps toward a career in Science.”
John Cox, CSN volunteer and Chair of Earth Sciences Mount Royal University.

This page has been created to help you navigate the Alberta science curriculum.
Below are links to the Alberta Education web pages and the page numbers for each topic. You will find information on Specific Learner Expectations (SLEs) and individual curriculum topics for:
Elementary Science (gr 1-6)
Junior High Science (gr 7-9)
Science 10-20-30
new 2007
Biology 20-30 new 2007
Chemistry 20-30 new 2007
Physics 20-30 new 2007


Grade

Curriculum Topic

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Grade 1

A: Creating Colour
B: Seasonal Changes
C: Building Things
D: Senses
E: Needs of Plants & Animals

Alberta Education | Elementary Science
Grade 1 topics begin on page 6

Grade 2

A: Exploring Liquids
B: Buoyancy & Boats
C: Magnetism
D: Hot & Cold Temperature
E: Small Crawling & Flying Animals

Alberta Education | Elementary Science
Grade 2 topics begin on page 11

Grade 3

A: Rocks & Minerals
B: Building with a Variety of Materials
C: Testing Materials & Designs
D: Hearing & Sound
E: Animal Life Cycles

Alberta Education | Elementary Science
Grade 3 topics begin on page 16

Grade 4

A: Waste & Our World
B: Wheels & Levers
C: Building Devices & Vehicles that Move
D: Light & Shadows
E: Plant Growth & Changes

Alberta Education | Elementary Science
Grade 4 topics begin on page 23

Grade 5

A: Electricity & Magnetism
B: Mechanisms Using Electricity
C: Classroom Chemistry
D: Weather Watch
E: Wetland Ecosystems

Alberta Education | Elementary Science
Grade 5 topics begin on page 29

Grade 6

A: Air & Aerodynamics
B: Flight
C: Sky Science
D: Evidence & Investigation
E: Trees & Forests

Alberta Education | Elementary Science
Grade 6 topics begin on page 35

Junior High

 

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Grade 7

A: Interactions & Ecosystems
B: Plants for Food & Fibre
C: Heat & Temperature
D: Structure & Forces
E: Planet Earth

Alberta Education | Science 7-8-9
Grade 7 topics begin on page 11

Grade 8

A: Mix & Flow of Matter
B: Cells & Systems
C: Light & Optical Systems
D: Mechanical Systems
E: Freshwater & Saltwater Systems

Alberta Education | Science 7-8-9
Grade 8 topics begin on page 31

Grade 9

A: Bioligical Diversity
B: Matter & Chemical Change
C: Environmental Chemistry
D: Electrical Principles & Technologies
E: Space Exploration

Alberta Education | Science 7-8-9
Grade 9 topics begin on page 51

Senior High

 

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Science 10


A: Energy & Matter in Chemical Change
B: Energy Flow in Technological Sytems
C: Cycling of Matter in Living Systems
D: Energy Flow in Global Systems

Alberta Education | Science 10
Topic A: page 11
Topic B: page 17
Topic C: page 23
Topic D: page 29

Science 20


A: Chemical Changes
B: Changes in Motion
C: The Changing Earth
D: Changes in Living Systems

Alberta Education | Science 20
Topic A: page 19
Topic B: page 27
Topic C: page 33
Topic D: page 43

Science 30

A: Living Systems Respond to their Environment
B: Chemisry & the Environment
C: Electromagnetic Energy
D: Energy & the Environment

Alberta Education | Science 30
Topic A: page 59
Topic B: page 69
Topic C: page 77
Topic D: page 87

Biology 20


A: Energy and Matter Exchange in the Biosphere
B: Ecosystems and Population Change
C: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
D: Human Systems

Alberta Education | Biology 20
Topic A: page 19
Topic B: page 27
Topic C: page 33
Topic D: page 39

Biology 30


A: Nervous and Endocrine Systems
B: Reproduction & Development
C: Cells Division, Genetics and Molecular Biology
D: Population & Community Dynamics

Alberta Education | Biology 30
Topic A: page 55
Topic B: page 61
Topic C: page 69
Topic D: page 79

Chemistry 20

A:The Diversity of Matter and Chemical Bonding
B: Forms of Matter: Gases
C: Matter as Solutions, Acids and Bases
D: Quantitative Relationships in Chemical Changes

Alberta Education | Chemistry 20
Topic A: page 17
Topic B: page 25
Topic C: page 29
Topic D: page 37

Chemistry 30


A: Thermochemical Changes
B: Electrochemical Changes
C: Chemical Changes of Organic Compounds
D: Chemical Equilibrium Focusing on Acid-Base Systems

Alberta Education | Chemistry 30
Topic A: page 45
Topic B: page 53
Topic C: page 59
Topic D: page 67

Physics 20


A: Kinematics
B: Dynamics
C: Circular Motion, Work and Energy
D: Oscillatory Motion & Mechanical Waves

Alberta Education | Physics 20
Topic A: page 19
Topic B: page 23
Topic C: page 29
Topic D: page 35

Physics 30


A: Momentum and Impulse
B: Forces & Fields
C: Electromagnetic Radiation
D: Atomic Physics

Alberta Education | Physics 30
Topic A: page 45
Topic B: page 49
Topic C: page 57
Topic D: page 63

 
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