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About the revised science and technology curriculum

The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1 to 8: Science and Technology, 2022 focuses on fundamental science and technology concepts and on STEM skills that are critical for all students to develop in our rapidly changing, scientific and technologically sophisticated world.

The 2022 curriculum now includes new areas of learning:

STEM skills and connections

  • Engages students in connecting and applying science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts as they consider real-world issues related to our changing world including society, the economy, and the environment
  • Helps students apply coding skills and learn about the impacts of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, on everyday life and in STEM-related fields
  • Supports students in exploring practical applications of science and technology in their home and community and in various occupations, including the skilled trades and ensures that all students see themselves as confident, effective science and technology learners and practitioners

Engineering design process

  • Provides students with opportunities to invent as they design and build innovative solutions to problems that can be solved by science and technology connected to the changing world around them

Hands-on, experiential learning

  • Includes hands-on, experiential learning opportunities to support classroom activities to nurture and spark curiosity and wonder

Indigenous knowledges and perspectives

  • Comprises learning about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit knowledges, practices and perspectives in relation to science and technology

Contributions to science and technology

  • Showcases the important contributions made to science and technology by people with diverse lived experiences and from various communities


  • Includes the application of coding to investigate and model concepts so that students develop an understanding of technological problems and explore the impact of coding and emerging technologies

Food literacy

  • Builds understanding of food literacy by considering the various food systems, connections with physical and mental health, the role the environment plays in how our food grows, and the importance of locally sourced food

Climate change

  • Fosters an understanding of the critical issues affecting all life on Earth and enables students to consider ways to address social, economic and environmental issues
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