Ian Bazalgette School is home to the CBE’s Science Program for the communities east of Deerfoot Trail and north of Peigan Trail. For the 2018-2019 school year we will have grade 6,7 and 8  students participating in the program with grade 9 be added in the 2019-2020 school year. 

The Science Program follows Alberta Education curriculum with a focus on middle years learning. This program of choice has a strong focus on collaboration, design and inquiry along with a significant field study component. Students will be involved in a number of off campus opportunities through the school year to support their classroom endeavours. Through this program, staff will foster critical thinking and problem solving while further developing student’s scientific literacy skills.

Science Program

Ian Bazalgette School is home to the CBE’s Science Program for the communities east of Deerfoot Trail and north of Peigan Trail. For the 2018-2019 school year we will have grade 6,7 and 8  students participating in the program with grade 9 be added in the 2019-2020 school year. 

The Science Program follows Alberta Education curriculum with a focus on middle years learning. This program of choice has a strong focus on collaboration, design and inquiry along with a significant field study component. Students will be involved in a number of off campus opportunities through the school year to support their classroom endeavours. Through this program, staff will foster critical thinking and problem solving while further developing student’s scientific literacy skills.

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​Science Program at the CBE

Is the Science Program the Right Choice for My Child?

A successful student demonstrates:
  • A love of science
  • A desire to engage in and dialogue about how the world works, comfort in learning through the perspective of science and prefers direct contact with phenomena (i.e., enjoys hands on exploration)
  • An ability to take initiative
  • Adaptability to various learning environments
  • A willingness to conform to uniform regulations, where expected
  • A willingness to participate in extensive off-site field studies

Characteristics of a Science Program 

  • Using the Alberta Education Science Program of Study to drive integrated curriculum, fostering curiosity
  • Fostering critical thinking skills and problem-solving based on science and technology perspectives
  • Students develop scientific literacy (skills of observation and documentation, measurement, prediction, analysis, synthesis of data)
  • Opportunities for co-construction of knowledge and understanding through the perspective of science
  • Frequent field study to enhance science topics and inquiries
  • Engaging in study of the natural world of the schoolyard and community
  • Connecting with experts in the field of science and technology
  • Having opportunity to participate in science extracurricular opportunities to enrich learning
  • Consistent participation in regular field studies that provide opportunities for problem-solving, knowledge acquisition, and service through a scientific lens.
  • Instructional focus on inquiry, experiential learning and integrated project work
  • 10-20 field studies per year for each student, parents are required to volunteer for a minimum of 3 field studies per registered student
  • Additional fees will be assessed for each student per year to cover the cost of field studies (past costs have been up to $200.00)

Visit the CBE website to help determine whether or not the Science Program is right for your child and for the Alternative Programs Handbook (Alberta Education).​​​​​​​​

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