Inspected by Ministry of Education : BSID #882297

Inspected by Ministry of Education : BSID #882297

Earth and space science

QW School > Earth and space science
Course ID
12th Grade
In-Person, Online
Credit Value

Earth and space science SES4U course develop students’ understanding of Earth and its place in the universe. Students will investigate the properties of and forces in the universe and solar system and analyze techniques scientists use to generate knowledge about them. Students will closely examine the materials of Earth, its internal and surficial processes, and its geological history, and will learn how Earth’s systems interact and how they have changed over time. Throughout the course, students will learn how these forces, processes, and materials affect their daily lives. The course draws on biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics in its consideration of geological and astronomical processes that can be observed directly or inferred from other evidence.


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Course structure and modules

The strands for Earth and Space Science SES4U course are:

  • Astronomy (Science of the Universe)
  • Planetary Science (Science of the Solar System)
  • Recording Earth’s Geological History
  • Earth Materials
  • Geological Processes