This curriculum policy replaces The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1–8: Science and Technology, 2007. Beginning in September 2022, all science and technology programs for Grades 1 to 8 will be based on the expectations outlined in this curriculum policy.


Science and Technology (2022)

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The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1–8: Science and Technology, 2022 focuses on fundamental science and technology concepts and on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills. It supports students in making connections between skills and concepts, and the practical applications of science and technology in their lives, and in learning about life systems, matter and energy, structures and mechanisms, and Earth and space systems. This curriculum is designed to help students prepare for deeper levels of science and technology learning in secondary school and beyond.

In addition to the considerations outlined in this curriculum context, all of the general “Program Planning” sections on this site apply to this curriculum. Educators should review and implement these general sections, as well as the components that appear below.