Course: Science 9


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Science 8


The curriculum for Science 8 to 10 is grouped under four general topics.

Processes of Science include skill such as observing, classifying, predicting, inferring, and hypothesizing. Scientific reasoning, critical thinking, and decision making are also part of that foundation. These will mostly be developed as part of work related to the other curriculum organizers (e.g., understanding how microscopes work and learning how to use them will occur in relation to the study of optics and the study of life science topics such as cell reproduction).

In this course, Life Science focuses on Reproduction of individual cells and of multicellular organisms.

Physical Sciences at the Grade 9 level introduces electricity (Physics) and builds on the students’ understanding of matter with an emphasis on atomic structure, the Periodic Table and physical properties of matter.

The Earth and Space Science aspect of the course surveys a number of basic ideas of Astronomy including the Earth’s place in the universe, our moon and space travel.

Course Topics/Modules

Physical Science: Atoms, Elements, and Compounds


Life Science: Reproduction


Physical Science: Characteristics of Electricity


Earth and Space Science: Space Exploration


One Assignment/Chapter (3.5% each)

One Quiz/Chapter (1% each)

Mid-term Exam (20)

Cumulative Final Exam (26%)



All are online.


$100 refundable

Teacher Support

Students have access to the course teacher through email, phone and in-person. 




Prescribed Learning Outcomes

The Ministry-prescribed full curriculum for this course can be found here:



Once you are in the active course you will be able to see who your teacher is by going to the Classlist tab and then clicking on Teacher.


Completion Date

Go to our school website and click on Students and then the Enroll tab to see the exact dates of each Session offered at the VLN.