The development of increasingly scientifically literate individuals is one of the primary concerns of a 21st century approach to K-12 science education. Within that vision can be included skills such as effectively interpreting technical information, participation in the solution of problems that appeal to new scientific understandings, making informed decisions in relation to issues and trends in a technological society, better adapting to and accommodating rapid change, and welcoming the creation of new knowledge. Science education is a particularly key element in developing these general goals and skill sets for scientific literacy and working toward building a strong future for Canada's young people.
Manitoba Education and Training is pleased to present the document Science and Safety: A Kindergarten to Grade 12 Resource Manual for Teachers, Schools, and School Divisions. This document provides important updates and is a current, comprehensive guide to safety in the science classroom. It can serve to act as a complement to the 1997 Science Safety support document currently in wide use among Manitoba science educators.
The principal goal of this K-12 science and safety resource is to bring together in one place information often needed by science teachers, administrators, school support staff and division planners to assist in making clear, sound decisions on matters related to safety in the science classroom or laboratory environment.
Science and Safety includes sections on:
Manitoba intends to demonstrate through the Action Plan for Science Education in Manitoba, a renewal of its commitment to improve student engagement in science and support professional learning for teachers.
The Lake Winnipeg: A Resource for Grade 12 Interdisciplinary Topics in Science (40S) is a resource for teaching Grade 12 Interdisciplinary Topics in Science (40S). It is designed to provide information to expose Manitoba students to the complexity of issues associated with Lake Winnipeg and, through science investigations and problem-based approaches to learning, to encourage students to develop decision-making skills associated with the ecological and social dynamics of the Lake Winnipeg environment.
An updated Grade 12 Chemistry: A Foundation for Implementation is now available!
Manitoba Education and Training is pleased to present an updated version of the Grade 12 Chemistry: A Foundation for Implementation. This document supports the implementation of the general and specific learning outcomes of the updated Grade 12 Chemistry curriculum.
An updated Grade 12 Biology: A Foundation for Implementation is now available!
Manitoba Education and Training is pleased to present Grade 12 Biology: A Foundation for Implementation. This document supports the implementation of the general and specific learning outcomes of the updated Grade 12 Biology curriculum in the 2011/2012 school year.
Print copies of this document can be ordered from the Manitoba Learning Resource Centre (formerly the Manitoba Text Book Bureau), stock number 80533.