Science permeates our lives and informs our actions. Physics, for example, teaches us how mirrors work, how glasses can aid one's vision and how heat is treated by various household materials (plates and utensils). Chemistry discusses the principles of matter, like atoms, molecules and compounds. It discusses the countless different substances that can arise from the minutest variations within compounds. These atoms, molecules and compounds make up the water we drink, the food we eat, the air we breathe, the medicines we take when we are sick. Some we can't possibly live without.
Biology, the study of life, teaches us why we are the way we are, why we need what we need to survive, how all living things are categorized, when we all came from. These, and countless other questions and answers are all related to science.
Going deeper into the concept of science and it's importance, you can understand why it is essential for Canada to have a clear idea how will students are doing in this subject area. Why? Students are the future of Canada.
In order to keep our economy growing, we need a new wave of educated students ready for modern scientific research, teaching and technological development.