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(5 credits)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms. Modern biology is a vast and eclectic field composed of many specialized disciplines that study the structure, function, growth, distribution, evolution, or other features of living organisms. 

Biology 20 consists of four units of study:

  • Energy and Matter Exchange in the Biosphere
  • Ecosystems and Population Change
  • Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
  • Human Systems

REQUIREMENTS:

Note: Science 10 is a prerequisite for Biology 20

Computer and internet connection

Gmail account

REGISTRATION                                                           
Course start and finish dates will vary per 1, 3, and 5 credit course. Distance Education staff will work with students to determine course start dates. Students are responsible for course materials. Please note additional costs may be incurred by students for certain courses.

 

(5 credits)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms. Modern biology is a vast and eclectic field composed of many specialized disciplines that study the structure, function, growth, distribution, evolution, or other features of living organisms. 

Biology 30 consists of four units of study:

  • Nervous and Endocrine Systems
  • Reproduction and Development
  • Cell Division, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Population and Community Dynamics

REQUIREMENTS:

Note: Biology 20 is a prerequisite for for Biology 30

Computer and internet connection

Gmail account

REGISTRATION                                                       
Course start and finish dates will vary per 1, 3, and 5 credit course. Distance Education staff will work with students to determine course start dates. Students are responsible for course materials. Please note additional costs may be incurred by students for certain courses.

(5 credits)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this course you'll gain an understanding of the fundamentals of the four main disciplines of science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth science. The goal of this course is to continue the development of science content knowledge, attitudes, skills, and processes to include critical and creative thinking.

Science 10 consists of the following units: 

  • Cycling of Matter in Living Systems (Biology)
  • Energy and Matter in Chemical Change (Chemistry) 
  • Energy and Flow in Technological Systems (Physics)
  • Energy Flow in Global Systems (Earth Science)

REQUIREMENTS:

Note: A grade of 50% or better in Science 9 is a prerequisite for Science 10

Computer and internet connection

Gmail account

REGISTRATION                                                           
Course start and finish dates will vary per 1, 3, and 5 credit course. Distance Education staff will work with students to determine course start dates. Students are responsible for course materials. Please note additional costs may be incurred by students for certain courses.

 

(5 credits)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this course you will focus on basic science understandings. The emphasis is on scientific and related technological knowledge and skills that will enable you to understand and interpret the world around you.

Science 14 consists of the following units: 

  • Investigating Properties of Matter (Chemistry) 
  • Energy Transfer and Technologies (Physics)
  • From Life to Lifestyle (Biology)
  • Matter and Energy in the Bioshpere (Earth Science)

REQUIREMENTS:

Computer and internet connection

Gmail account

REGISTRATION                                                           
Course start and finish dates will vary per 1, 3, and 5 credit course. Distance Education staff will work with students to determine course start dates. Students are responsible for course materials. Please note additional costs may be incurred by students for certain courses.

 

(5 credits)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Science 20 is an integrated academic course that emphasizes the science theme of change, diversity, energy, equilibrium, matter and systems. Science 20 is designed to develop a solid understanding of fundamental science concepts and principles as well as the interactions between science, technology and society. 

Science 20 consists of the following units: 

  • Chemical Change (Chemistry) 
  • Changes in Motion (Physics) 
  • The Changing Earth (Geology) 
  • Changes in Living Systems (Ecology) 

REQUIREMENTS:

Note: A grade of 50% or better in Science 10 is a prerequisite for Science 20

Computer and internet connection

Gmail account

REGISTRATION                                                           
Course start and finish dates will vary per 1, 3, and 5 credit course. Distance Education staff will work with students to determine course start dates. Students are responsible for course materials. Please note additional costs may be incurred by students for certain courses.

(5 credits)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Science 24 is a 5 credit course where students will develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes to better understand the world around them. Students will develop skills for scientific inquiry, seek solutions to practical problems, and focus on issues and decisions related to how science and technology are applied.

Science 24 consists of the following units: 

  • Matter and Chemical Change 
  • Energy Transformations 
  • Disease Defense and Human Health 
  • Safety in Transportation

REQUIREMENTS:

Note: A grade of 50% or better in Science 14 is a prerequisite for Science 24

Computer and internet connection

Gmail account

REGISTRATION                                                           
Course start and finish dates will vary per 1, 3, and 5 credit course. Distance Education staff will work with students to determine course start dates. Students are responsible for course materials. Please note additional costs may be incurred by students for certain courses.

(5 credits)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Science 30 is an integrated academic course. Science 30 is designed to develop a solid understanding of fundamental science concepts and principles as well as the interactions between science, technology and society. 

Science 30 consists of the following units: 

A. Maintaining Health (Biology) - 

    The cardiovascular system  

    The immune system  

    Genetics and genetic technologies 

B. Chemistry and the Environment (Chemistry and Ecology) - 

    Acid deposition  

    Commercial applications of chemistry    

C. Electromagnetic Energy (Physics)  

    Electric and magnetic fields  

    The electromagnetic spectrum 

D. Energy and the Environment (Physics and Ecology) - 

    Sources of energy 

    Sustainability

Science 30 Learning Outcomes include but may not be limited to:

  1. analyzing how the human circulatory system facilitates interaction between blood cells and the external environment and investigate cardiovascular health 
  2. analyzing the defense mechanisms used by the human body to protect itself from pathogens found in the external environment 
  3. applying the principles of heredity and molecular genetics to explain how human diseases can arise from inherited traits, the risks and benefits of genetic technology, and the need for ethical considerations in the application of scientific knowledge 
  4. analyzing the sources of acids and bases and their effects on the environment 
  5. analyzing the sources of organic compounds and their effects on the environment 
  6. analyzing, from a variety of perspectives, the risks and benefits of using chemical processes in meeting human needs and assess technologies for reducing the impact of chemical compounds on the environment 
  7. explaining field theory and analyze its applications in technologies used to produce, transmit and transform electrical energy 
  8. describing the properties of the electromagnetic spectrum and their applications in medical technologies, communication systems and remote-sensing technologies used to study the universe 
  9. explaining the need for balancing the growth in global energy demands with maintaining a viable biosphere 
  10. describing  the sun as Earth’s main source of energy and explain the functioning of some conventional and alternative technologies that convert solar, nuclear, tidal and other energy sources into useable forms

Science 30 is a diploma subject and as such 30% of the final mark is based on the Diploma exam and 70% on the Science 30 course mark.

REQUIREMENTS:

Note: A grade of 50% or better in Science 20 is a prerequisite for Science 30

Computer and internet connection

Gmail account

REGISTRATION                                                           
Course start and finish dates will vary per 1, 3, and 5 credit course. Distance Education staff will work with students to determine course start dates. Students are responsible for course materials. Please note additional costs may be incurred by students for certain courses.

(3 credits)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Forensic Science 25 is for students interested in the use of basic scientific concepts and technologies to solve crimes. Through the study of forensic science techniques, students are given opportunities to explore and understand further how basic scientific concepts apply to this field of study.

Forensics 25 has six modules:

  • Types of Evidence and Fingerprint Analysis
  • Trace Evidence
  • Body Fluid Evidence
  • Forensic Detection of Impaired Driving
  • Polygraphing and Document Analysis
  • Forensic Genetics

REQUIREMENTS:

Computer and internet connection

Gmail account

REGISTRATION                                                           
Course start and finish dates will vary per 1, 3, and 5 credit course. Distance Education staff will work with students to determine course start dates. Students are responsible for course materials. Please note additional costs may be incurred by students for certain courses.

(5 credits)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Forensic Science 35 is for students interested in a deeper understanding of scientific concepts and technologies to solve crimes. Through the study of forensic science techniques, students investigate real crime cases including Ted Bundy, Clifford Olson, The Railway Killers, BTK Strangler, the Romanov remains, The Tylenol Murders, Viktor Yushchenko poisoning, The Jonestown Tragedy, and The JFK Assassination.

Forensics 35 has eleven modules:

  • The Investigation Process
  • Law Enforcement Equipment
  • Forensics Anthropology and Entomology
  • Autopsy
  • Police Canines
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Environmental Crimes
  • Arson and Explosives
  • Forensic Ballistics
  • Footwear, Tire, and Tool Mark Impressions
  • Criminal Profiling

REQUIREMENTS:

Note: Forensics 25 and Science 10 or Science 14  is a prerequisite for Forensics 35

Computer and internet connection

Gmail account

REGISTRATION                                                           
Course start and finish dates will vary per 1, 3, and 5 credit course. Distance Education staff will work with students to determine course start dates. Students are responsible for course materials. Please note additional costs may be incurred by students for certain courses.