Distance Learning

Web-Based Course Option

Science

The assessment criteria and evaluation for each course will vary. A teacher is engaged with the students to facilitate their learning activities and is responsible for determining the assessment strategies used with their students. Students will be made aware of the assessment criteria when they are enrolled in a course.

Note: All web-based courses will require word processor software (such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect) as well as an internet browser (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari).

Science Courses
Grade 9 Science (10F)
Grade 10 Science (20F)
Grade 11 Biology (30S)
Grade 11 Chemistry (30S)
Grade 11 Physics (30S)
Grade 12 Biology (40S)
Grade 12 Chemistry (40S)
Grade 12 Physics (40S)

Physique, 11e année (30S) and Physique, 12e année (40S) are offered at Cours offerts en ligne.


Grade 9 Science (10F)

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.

The course is structured as follows:

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

Required Resources

  • Grade 9 Science Supply List

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Grade 10 Science (20F)

This course is intended to provide a broad scientific background and assist students in preparing for more specialized courses in Grades 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.

The course is structured as follows:

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

Required Resources

  • Balance (for measuring small weights)
  • Glass container (125 mL)
  • Antacid tablet
  • Balloon

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Grade 11 Biology (30S)

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.

The course is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Wellness and Homeostasis
  • Module 2: Digestion and Nutrition
  • Module 3: Gas Exchange
  • Module 4: Circulation
  • Module 5: Blood and Immunity
  • Module 6: Excretion
  • Module 7: Control Mechanisms
  • Module 8: Wellness and Homeostatic Changes

Required Resources

  • Computer Spreadsheet program

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Grade 11 Chemistry (30S)

This course will expose students to the fascinating study of the interactions between matter and energy. This course will also foster the development of content based knowledge, decision-making, problem-solving, experimental, critical thinking, and independent learning skills. A strong focus of Grade 11 Chemistry is to link science to your 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

Required Resources

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Equation Editor or Mathtype: Many exercises and assignments require showing work in the form of calculations. Microsoft Word already has a built-in equation editor. Depending on your online instructor, students may have the option to use digital pens or scribes to write their equations.
  • Graphing or Spreadsheet Software: Software such as Excel or another spreadsheet software will be needed to complete some assignments.
  • Adobe Flash Player is needed so students can view animations and use interactive activities.
  • Graphical Analysis 3: The setup files are in the course.

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Grade 11 Physics (30S)

The Grade 11 Physics (30S) course assists students in interpreting much of the environment around them, including phenomena such as light, gravity, electricity and magnetism.

The course is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Waves in One Dimension
  • Module 2: Waves in Two Dimensions
  • Module 3: Sound
  • Module 4: Models, Laws and Theories
  • Module 5: The Wave and Particle Models of Light
  • Module 6: Kinematics
  • Module 7: Dynamics
  • Module 8: Gravitational Fields
  • Module 9: Electric Fields
  • Module 10: Magnetic Fields
  • Module 11: Electromagnetism

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Grade 12 Biology (40S)

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 these organisms interact with their environment.

The course is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Genetics
  • Module 2: Human Genetics
  • Module 3: Genetic Engineering
  • Module 4: Molecular Basis for Inheritance
  • Module 5: Biodiversity
  • Module 6: Accounting for Diversity
  • Module 7: Evolution – Theory and Process
  • Module 8: Viruses, Monerans, Protists and Fungi
  • Module 9: The Plant Kingdom
  • Module 10: The Animal Kingdom
  • Module 11: Ecology and the Ecosystem
  • Module 12: Community Interactions
  • Module 13: Population Ecology
  • Module 14: Human Impact
  • Module 15: Field Research

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Grade 12 Chemistry (40S)

This course will increase the students’ knowledge of basic concepts in selected topics in chemistry.  It will also help develop and use the skills of science. The students’ interest and appreciation of chemistry will help towards building problem solving skills and promoting attitudes such as curiosity and open-mindedness, respect for accuracy and precision, the tentativeness of evidence, and the principle of causality. This course should also promote an understanding of the relationship between chemistry, technology, and their impact upon the individual and society.
This course is based on the following topics:

  • Module 1: Aqueous Reactions
  • Module 2: Atomic Structure
  • Module 3: Kinetics
  • Module 4: Chemical Equilibrium
  • Module 5: Acid-Base Equilibrium
  • Module 6: Electrochemistry

Required Resources

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Equation Editor or Mathtype: Many exercises and assignments require showing work in the form of calculations. Microsoft Word already has a built-in equation editor. Depending on your online instructor, students may have the option to use digital pens or scribes to write their equations.
  • Graphing or Spreadsheet Software: Software such as Excel or another spreadsheet software will be needed to complete some assignments.
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Shockwave Player
  • QuickTime Player
  • Graphical Analysis 3: The setup files are in the course.

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Grade 12 Physics (40S)

This course continues the study of environmental interpretation, examining the motion of objects and the nature of electricity and magnetism. Many topics studied later in the course require that you understand and are able to apply knowledge from earlier in the course.

The course is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Kinematics
  • Module 2: Dynamics
  • Module 3: Projectiles
  • Module 4: Circular Motion
  • Module 5: Work & Energy
  • Module 6: Momentum
  • Module 7: Exploration of Space
  • Module 8: Low Earth Orbit
  • Module 9: Electric & Magnetic Fields
  • Module 10: Electric Circuits
  • Module 11: Electromagnetic Induction
  • Module 12: Medical Physics

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