Scientific literacy for all is a goal of science education throughout the world. “A scientifically and technologically literate person is one who can read and understand common media reports about science and technology, critically evaluate the information presented and confidently engage in discussions and decision-making activities regarding issues that involve science and technology.” (The Ontario Curriculum, Science, Grades 9 and 10, pg 3).
Being successful in a science based world applies as much to a small-business person, a lawyer, a landscape worker, an auto mechanic or a caterer, as it does to a doctor, an engineer or a scientist. While the specific knowledge and skills needed for each career will be different, the basic goal of thriving in a science-based world is the same.
St. Catharines Collegiate science courses have been designed for a broad variety of students: some serve as preparation for specialist studies in science - related fields, others are designed for students moving onto post secondary education but not in science, and others have been designed for those intending to move into the workplace after high school. The overall intention of all science courses, however, is that all St. Catharines Collegiate graduates will achieve excellence and a high degree of scientific literacy, while maintaining a sense of curiosity and wonder about the world they live in.
- Environmental Science
- Earth and Space Science
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