Distance Learning

Independent Study Option

Science

The Independent Study Option offers the following Science courses. Please list the Subject Code, Subject Designation, and the ISO Designation on the application to identify the course(s) required.

Course Name Subject Code Subject Designation ISO Designation
Grade 9 Science (10F) 0120 10F 001
Grade 10 Science (20F) 0120 20F 001
Grade 11 Biology (30S) 0124 30S 002
Grade 11 Chemistry (30S) 0122 30S 003
Grade 11 Physics (30S) 0123 30S 003
Grade 12 Biology (40S) 0124 40S 002
Grade 12 Chemistry (40S) 0122 40S 002
Grade 12 Physics (40S) 0123 40S 004

Each listing of a subject name is followed by a unique 10-digit code made up of three parts:

  • Subject code. A 4-digit number that identifies each subject.
  • Subject designation. A 3-character code that identified the grade and level of a course.
  • ISO designation. A 3-digit number that identifies the course version.

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Grade 9 Science (10F) 1 credit (2011)

Course Code 0120 10F 001

Class # 1441

Tutor/Marker: T. Sharma

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This course examines the atoms that make up all matter on earth. Discover how electricity has been harnessed to operate machinery, uncover how our body tissues grow and regenerate, and explore the far-off stars and planets of our galaxy. Some learning activities and assignments require hands-on experiments using household items (Adobe Icon 23 KB).

The course is divided into four modules:

  • Module 1: Reproduction
  • Module 2: Atoms and Elements
  • Module 3: The Nature of Electricity
  • Module 4*: Exploring the Universe

*The modules in this course can be completed and submitted for marking in any order. Module 4 will require the observation of planets and constellations in the night sky. It is recommended to schedule this module for the fall and winter months when there will be more night-time hours.

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments 75%
Final Exam 25%
Total 100%

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

Practice Exams and Answer Keys (also available in Blackboard)

See Course Preview (Adobe Icon 838 KB) for required/suggested resources.

Some of the content and issues pertaining to Grade 9 Science (10F) may be sensitive for some students and their parents/families and or communities. This sensitive content is contained in Module 1.

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Grade 10 Science (20F) 1 credit (2012)

Course Code 0120 20F 001

Class # 824

Tutor/Marker: H. Peltz

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This course is designed to develop students' scientific literacy through inquiry-based activities that aim to strengthen and encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills/abilities. The Grade 10 Science course is intended to provide a broad scientific background and assist students in preparing for more specialized courses in Grade 11 and 12. Students will engage in some hands on experiments using household items, research projects, and also learn about the theories, models, concepts, and principles for each of the science areas/modules listed below:

  • Module 1: Dynamics of Ecosystems
  • Module 2: Chemistry in Action
  • Module 3: In Motion
  • Module 4: Weather Dynamics

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments 60%
Midterm Exam (Modules 1 and 2) 20%
Final Exam (Module 3 and 4) 20%
Total 100%

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

* If a CD copy is required, please contact the DLU.

Practice Exams and Answer Keys (also available in Blackboard)

See Course Preview (Adobe Icon 756 KB) for required/suggested resources.

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Grade 11 Biology (30S) 1 credit (2012)

Course Code 0124 30S 002

Class # 820

Tutor/Marker: J. Kalinowski

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This course is designed to assist students in achieving greater understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the systems in the human body. Wellness is a major theme throughout the course and students will be learning about various aspects of wellness, culminating with the development of personal wellness goals at the end of the course. It is structured into modules as follows:

  • Module 1: Wellness and Homeostasis
  • Module 2: Digestion and Nutrition
  • Module 3: Transportation and Respiration
  • Module 4: Excretion and Waste Management
  • Module 5: Protection and Control
  • Module 6: Wellness and Homeostatic Changes

Evaluation is based on

Assignments 60%
Midterm Exam (Module 1-3)* 20%
Final Exam (Module 4-6)* 20%
Total 100%

* Midterm and Final exam reviews are at the end of Module 3 and 6.

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

* If a hard copy is required, please contact the DLU.

See Course Preview (Adobe Icon 509 KB) for required/suggested resources.

Some of the content and issues pertaining to Grade 11 Biology (30S) may be sensitive for some students and their parents/families and or communities. This sensitive content is contained in Module 5 and 6.

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Grade 11 Chemistry (30S) 1 credit (2013)

Course Code 0122 30S 003

Class # 1359

Tutor/Marker: P. Dyrland

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This course will expose you to the fascinating study of the interactions between matter and energy. This Grade 11 Chemistry course will also foster the development of content based knowledge, decision-making, problem-solving, experimental, and independent learning skills. The overall aim of this course is to develop students' ability to relate science to their experiential life. It is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Physical Properties of Matter
  • Module 2: Gases and the Atmosphere
  • Module 3: Chemical Reactions
  • Module 4: Stoichiometry
  • Module 5: Solutions
  • Module 6: Organic Chemistry

Evaluation is based on

Assignments 50%
Midterm Exam (Modules 1 - 3) 20%
Final Exam* (Modules 1 - 6) 30%
Total 100%

*80-85% of the final exam covers the content in modules 4 to 6

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

  • Coversheets are available in Blackboard

Practice Exams and Answer Keys (also available in Blackboard)

Purchase from the Manitoba Learning Resource Centre

  • Molecular Model Kit. (Stock# 7765) MLRC

See Course Preview (Adobe Icon 498 KB) for required/suggested resources.

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Grade 11 Physics (30S) 1 credit (2010)

Course Code 0123 30S 002

Class # 1424

Tutor/Marker: S. Boyko

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The Grade 11 Physics (30S) course encourages students to use scientific and technology-related knowledge to understand and interpret their environment. Students will develop their mathematical, and analytical skills and demonstrate the application of the scientific method through hands-on experiments. Students will access online laboratory activities in Blackboard. Laboratory activities have an important role to play in any science course which attempts to reflect the nature of the discipline (i.e., both process skills and concepts). This course is extensive in its length as the content of a textbook is written into the course. It is structured as follows:

  • Topic 1: Mechanics
    • Module 1: Kinematics
    • Module 2: Vectors
    • Module 3: Dynamics
  • Topic 2: Fields
    • Module 4: Gravity
    • Module 5: Electric Fields
    • Module 6: Magnetic Fields and Electromagnetism
  • Topic 3: Waves and Sound
    • Module 7: Waves in One Dimension
    • Module 8: Waves in Two Dimensions
  • Topic 4: Sound and Light
    • Module 9: Sound
    • Module 10: Models, Laws and Theories, and the Nature of Light

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments & Laboratory Activities

50%
Midterm Exam (Modules 1-6) 20%
Final Exam* (Modules 1-10) 30%
Total 100%

*80-95% of the final exam covers the content in Modules 7-10

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

* If a hard copy is required, please contact the DLU.

Practice Exams and Answer Keys (also available in Blackboard)

See Course Preview (Adobe Icon 826 KB) for required/suggested resources.

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Grade 12 Biology (40S) 1 credit (2014)

Course Code 0124 40S 002

Class # 1388

Tutor/Marker: W. Kalinowski

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In this course students will examine life as we know it. It uncovers the methods by which parents pass on traits to their offspring – how are new lives created, and what forces determine an individual’s appearance and capabilities. The course also explores how humans classify living organisms – what exactly separates a “mammal” from a “reptile”, and how have we revised our classifications in the wake of new discoveries such as DNA and genomes. It is structured into modules as follows:

  • Module 1: Understanding Biological Inheritance
  • Module 2: Mechanisms of Inheritance
  • Module 3: Evolutionary Theory and Biodiversity
  • Module 4: Organizing Biodiversity
  • Module 5: Conservation of Biodiversity

Evaluation is based on

Assignments 60%
Midterm Exam (modules 1 and 2)* 20%
Final Exam (modules 3 to 5)* 20%
Total 100%

*Midterm and Final exam reviews are at the end of Modules 2 and 5.

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

See Course Preview (Adobe Icon 955 KB) for required/suggested resources.

Some of the content and issues pertaining to Grade 12 Biology (40S) may be sensitive for some students and their parents/families and or communities. This sensitive content is contained in Module 2 and 3.

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Grade 12 Chemistry (40S) 1 credit (2013)

Course Code 0122 40S 002

Class # 832

Tutor/Marker: P. Dyrland

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Recommended prerequisite—Grade 11 Chemistry (30S)

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This course will further extend students' understanding of scientific concepts and equip students with the knowledge and skills to help prepare them for university and the workplace. The Grade 12 Chemistry course promotes attitudes such as curiosity and open-mindedness, respect for accuracy and precision, the tentativeness of evidence, and the principle of causality. Students will be able to make connections between chemistry, technology, society, and the environment. It is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Aqueous Reactions
  • Module 2: Atomic Structure
  • Module 3: Kinetics
  • Module 4: Equilibrium
  • Module 5: Acids and Bases
  • Module 6: Electrochemistry

Evaluation is based on

Assignments 50%
Midterm Exam (Modules 1-3) 20%
Final Exam (Module 4-6) 30%
Total 100%

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

* If a hard copy is required, please contact the DLU.

Practice Exams and Answer Keys (also available in Blackboard)

See Course Preview (Adobe Icon 728 KB) for required/suggested resources.

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Grade 12 Physics (40S) 1 credit (2013)

Course Code 0123 40S 004

Class # 1423

Tutor/Marker: S. Boyko

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Recommended prerequisite—Grade 11 Physics (30S)

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of the concepts and theories explored previously in Grade 11 Physics (30S). Students will further develop skills in the areas of experimentation, research, critical thinking, and analysis. Many topics studied in the later part of the course require the application of knowledge acquired earlier in the course. Students will access online laboratory activities in Blackboard. Laboratory activities have an important role to play in any science course which attempts to reflect the nature of the discipline (i.e., both process skills and concepts). This course is extensive in its length as the content of a textbook is written into the course. The course is divided into four major topics. Each topic contains modules organized as follows:

  • Topic 1: Mechanics
    • Module 1: Kinematics
    • Module 2: Dynamics
    • Module 3: Projectiles and Circular Motion
    • Module 4: Work and Energy
    • Module 5: Momentum
  • Topic 2: Fields
    • Module 6: Exploration of Space and Low Orbit Earth
    • Module 7: Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Topic 3: Electricity
    • Module 8: Electric Circuits
    • Module 9: Electromagnetic Induction
  • Topic 4: Medical Physics
    • Module 10: Medical Physics

Evaluation is based on:

Assignments 50%
Midterm Exam (Modules 1-5) 20%
Final Exam* (Module 1-10 covered) 30%
Total 100%

*80-95% of the final exam covers the content in Modules 6-10

All assignments must be attempted, a minimum mark of 40% is required on all supervised pieces of assessment (midterm and final exam), and an overall final mark of 50% or greater must be obtained in order for the Distance Learning Unit to issue a final mark.

RESOURCES

Access Online

* If a hard copy is required, please contact the DLU.

Practice Exams and Answer Keys (also available in Blackboard)

See Course Preview (Adobe Icon 902 KB) for required/suggested resources.

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