Pan-Canadian Curriculum Matrix

Earth and Space Science Space

Outcomes Outcome Summary Module Content Lesson Plans
STSE - Science and Technology in Society Education
Nature of science and technology
104-3 investigating scientific questions All modules

Module 4: SETI WebQuest and the Drake Equation

Module 4: Plan a mission to a recently discovered planet

Module 6: Modeling the Big Bang and the formation of the universe

Module 7: The next logical step in astronomy

104-8 science and technology language All module

Module 3: The Amazing and Beautiful Aurora - part B

Module 4: An explorative journey through the solar system

Module 4: Plan a mission to a recently discovered planet

Module 6: Our Home in the Milky Way

Module 6: Modeling the Big Bang and the formation of the universe

Module 7: The next logical step in astronomy

105-6 questioning evidence All modules

Module 2: The life cycle of a star

Module 4: SETI WebQuest and the Drake Equation

Module 6: Modeling the Big Bang and the formation of the universe

Relationships between science and technology
106-3 scientific and technological advancement Module 7

Module 2: The life cycle of a star

Module 4: SETI WebQuest and the Drake Equation

Module 7: Hubble Space Telescope WebQuest

Module 7: The next logical step in astronomy

106-4 scientific ideas lead to new discoveries

Module 1
Module 3

Module 7: The next logical step in astronomy
Social and environmental contexts of science and technology
107-3 comparing tools, techniques and ideas around the world

Module 1

Module 7

Module 1: Building and using sundials

Module 7: Time line of astronomy events and discoveries

107-12 Canadian contributions to science and technology Module 7  
107-15 scientific technological achievements through international cooperation Module 7

Module 4: SETI WebQuest and the Drake Equation

Module 7: Time line of astronomy events and discoveries

Module 7: The next logical step in astronomy

Skills
Initiating and planning
204-5 identify and control variables in investigations All modules

Module 2: Stellar Magnitudes

Module 2: The solar cycle

Module 4: Your weight on other planets

Module 6: Modeling the Big Bang and the formation of the universe

204-6 identify various methods for finding answers All modules

Module 4: Plan a mission to a recently discovered planet

Module 6: Our Home in the Milky Way

204-7 plan for problem solving All modules

Module 4: Plan a mission to a recently discovered planet

Mod 6: Hunting for galaxies in the Hubble Deep Field

Module 6: Modeling the Big Bang and the formation of the universe

Module 7: The next logical step in astronomy

Performing and recording
205-2 select appropriate tools Module 7

Module 2: A Model of the Sun's Interior

Module 3: The Amazing and Beautiful Aurora - part B

205-7 record observations Module 3

Module 3: The Amazing and Beautiful Aurora - part A

Module 3: The Amazing and Beautiful Aurora - part B

Module 3: Observing and sketching the lunar surface

Module 5: The difference between comet, meteors and asteroids

Module 6: Modeling the Big Bang and the formation of the universe

205-8 identify and use a variety of sources and technologies Module 7

Module 1: Exploring the Constellations, a WebQuest Activity

Module 2: Tracking and tracing sunspots

Module 2: The solar cycle

Module 4: An explorative journey through the solar system

Module 4: SETI WebQuest and the Drake Equation

Module 4: Plan a mission to a recently discovered planet

Module 7: Time line of astronomy events and discoveries

Module 7: Hubble Space Telescope WebQuest

Module 7: The next logical step in astronomy

Analyzing and interpreting
206-2 compile and display data

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5

Module 6

Module 2: Tracking and tracing sunspots

Module 2: The solar cycle

Module 3: Observing and sketching the lunar surface

Module 4: An explorative journey through the solar system

Module 5: The difference between comet, meteors and asteroids

Module 6: Modeling the Big Bang and the formation of the universe

206-4 evaluate information sources All modules Module 7: The next logical step in astronomy
206-5 draw conclusions based on evidence All modules

Module 1: The Celestial Sphere

Module 2: Stellar Magnitudes

Module 2: The life cycle of a star

Module 2: Tracking and tracing sunspots

Module 2: The solar cycle

Module 4: Your weight on other planets

Module 5: The difference between comet, meteors and asteroids

Module 6: Our Home in the Milky Way

Module 7: The next logical step in astronomy

Communicating and teamwork
207-2 communicate procedures and results All modules

Module 1: Illustrate the Constellations

Module 4: SETI WebQuest and the Drake Equation

Module 4: Plan a mission to a recently discovered planet

Module 7: Time line of astronomy events and discoveries

Module 7: Hubble Space Telescope WebQuest

Module 7: The next logical step in astronomy

Knowledge
300-23 describe physical characteristics of the solar system

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5

Module 2: The life cycle of a star

Module 2: A Model of the Sun's Interior

Module 4: An explorative journey through the solar system

Module 4: Planet Interiors

Module 4: Your weight on other planets

Module 4: Plan a mission to a recently discovered planet

Module 5: Comets and Meteor Showers

Module 5: The difference between comet, meteors and asteroids

301-19 day/night and seasons

Module 1

Module 3

Module 1: Building and using sundials

Module 1: The Celestial Sphere

Module 1: Tour the summer sky

Module 1: Tour the winter sky

Module 3: The reasons for the seasons

301-20 phases of the moon, eclipses, and tides Module 3

Module 3: The reasons for the seasons

Module 3: The phases of the Moon

Module 3: Observing and sketching the lunar surface

Module 3: Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Module 3: The Tides

301-21 meeting astronauts needs in space Not covered Module 4: Plan a mission to a recently discovered planet
302-13 identify constellations Module 1

Module 1: Exploring the Constellations, a WebQuest Activity

Module 1: Tour the summer sky

Module 1: Tour the winter sky