It is important for the Canadian government to know how
well students are doing in science. This is so they will know
things like: if the science being taught is enough to prepare
students for future jobs and if it's not they need to figure
out ways to have a better program.
Another thing the government might want to find out is if
the teachers have enough qualification or do they need to spend
more time in university/college studying more science to get
a better education?
They may want to find out of the science being taught is enough
to prepare students for future jobs. This is because they need
to know what jobs are available with what education. For example,
a meteorologist needs to know geology. An engineer needs to take
an engineering course.
If the science isn't enough, they will have to make some adjustments
to the program. These adjustments would consist of new, updated
books, more time spent on science in school, new, updated courses
in universities/colleges for people who take science courses
and would like to be a science teachers. The government might
find out that the students are prepared enough for future jobs
so they don't have to make any adjustments.
They may also want to find out how good students are doing
in science. If the students are doing poorly, maybe they should
have an easier course, get the teachers to explain things more
clearly or even have more science classes throughout the cycle.
Science is not only fun, but also important for a career in
the international job market. All of the other students around
the world are learning science and so we need to know science
to compete for jobs. When we go away and apply for jobs, we compete
against people all across the world. They know science very well
and we should too.
For example, if I want to be an astronaut when I'm older,
I need to know things about outer space, the plants, oxygen and
math. Let's say someone else across the world would like to be
an astronaut too, that person and I need to know the same things.
If we both apply for the same job, at the same place, at the
same time, the employers are going to choose the person with
the most education. If the person across the world knows everything
that they can about going up into space and I know everything
except for the math calculations, who do you think they will
chose to be the astronaut? I think they will chose the person
across the world to go up into space because that person has
more education than me.
Science is also important because most jobs these days use
something to do with science. For example, if a person would
like to be a carpenter, they would have to know things about
structure, design, braces, buttresses, compression, compressive
strength, tension, tensile strength and other things like that.That
is why I think science is not only fun, but important.