25 hours per year – 1 period per week
The Technological and Scientific Experimentation program covers a range of situations that enable students to find answers to questions about their everyday environment; to create, understand and handle technological tools; and to understand how certain scientific discoveries or technological innovations have helped improve living conditions at home, at school and in the workplace.
Science classes can be adapted to reflect every day’s situation a student can face or it can be used to provide different relevant trainings to the student;
- Understand properties of commercial products (detergents, pesticides, paints, solvents, aerosols, metals, oil)
- A goal could be for your student to get the SIMDUT or a first aid certification.
- The senses, risks on health (safety glasses, ear protection, etc.)
- Understand some risks related to food and how to prevent them (allergies, cross-contamination, preservation of food, hygiene rules)
- Identify WHMIS symbols
- Learn how to efficiently use a computer.
- Learning about air quality, pollution, smoking.
- Learning about engines and mechanic.
* Remember that you can combine different teachings and subjects. For example, writing a cover letter using a computer can target Science, Preparation for the job market and ESL learning targets.
You can contact your education consultant if you have more question.
Competency 1: Seeks answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems
- Defines a problem
- Chooses an investigation or design scenario
- Carries out the procedure
- Considers his/her results or solution
Competency 2: Makes the most of his/her knowledge of science and technology
- Identifies the effects of science and technology
- Understands how technical objects work
- Understands natural phenomena
Competency 3: Communicates in the languages used in science and technology
- Participates in exchanging scientific and technological information
- Interprets scientific and technological messages
- Produce and shares scientific and technological messages
At the end of the program, students will
- identify, understand and explain a simple, concrete problem,
- apply some of their knowledge of science and technology in the appropriate contexts, especially with respect to the world of work,
- actively exchange scientific and technological information.
Competency 1: The student seeks answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems by
- understanding different situations requiring a scientific or technological approach,
- developing and implementing a suitable procedure for the situation,
- adequately develop conclusions, explanations or solutions regarding the situation and the chosen procedure.
Competency 2: The student makes the most of his/her knowledge of science and technology by
- formulating appropriate questions,
- appropriately using scientific and technological concepts and models,
- identifying certain effects of science and technology on human beings and their environment.
Competency 3: The student communicates in the languages used in science and technology by
- participating in exchange of scientific and technological information,
- demonstrating accurate interpretation of scientific and technological messages,
- appropriately using scientific and technological terminology, rules and conventions in the production of messages
The job market provides a number of scientific and technological challenges,
and students enrolled in Prework Training should be aware of them.
The Technological and Scientific Experimentation document from the ministry offers a set of resources comprising concepts, strategies, techniques and attitudes in different learning and evaluation situations. The teacher may select the elements that meet students’ specific needs, based on their environment and, in particular, on the economic activity in the region.