Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Science Grade 5

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 5 Science curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Curricular Competencies

Students are expected to be able to do the following:

Questioning and predicting

  • Demonstrate a sustained curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal interest
  • Make observations in familiar or unfamiliar contexts
  • Identify questions to answer or problems to solve through scientific inquiry
  • Make predictions about the findings of their inquiry

Planning and conducting

  • Observe, measure, and record data, using appropriate tools, including digital technologies

Processing and analyzing data and information

  • Experience and interpret the local environment
  • Construct and use a variety of methods, including tables, graphs, and digital technologies, as appropriate, to represent patterns or relationships in data


  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of evidence
  • Identify some of the social, ethical, and environmental implications of the findings from their own and others’ investigations

Applying and innovating

  • Contribute to care for self, others, school, and neighbourhood through personal or collaborative approaches
  • Generate and introduce new or refined ideas when problem solving


  • Express and reflect on personal or shared experiences of place
  • Communicate ideas, explanations, and processes in a variety of ways

MediaSmarts Resources