Subject: Sciences

Anatomy and Physiology 12 is a course which studies cell structure, function and processes as well as the human body. It focuses on big ideas related to homeostasis, DNA and cells, and organization of organ systems. There are 6 main units of study: Cells and Biochemistry; DNA, RNA and Protein Synthesis; Cell Membrane and Enzymes; Digestive and Urinary Systems; Circulatory and Respiratory Systems; Nervous and Reproductive Systems.

Students may take this course as part of the EBUS Academy pre-science program. The EBUS pre-science program offers students an opportunity to take online science 11 and 12 courses and access enriched learning opportunities through the University of Northern BC (UNBC). For more information, please visit the EBUS pre-science program

Chemistry 11 explores the world of science on an atomic level and is designed to build students’ knowledge of core chemistry concepts.

The course focuses on big ideas related to atoms, molecules and moles, chemical reactions and energy, solution chemistry, and organic chemistry.  Chemistry 11 emphasizes real-life applications of chemistry and helps students connect their learning to the world around them.

Several virtual labs and one hands-on home lab deepen student understanding of content and scaffold important lab skills that will be required for future science courses and a variety of post-secondary programs. Students work through on-line lessons and a textbook. This course contains assignments, labs, projects and two midterm exams.

Students may take this course as part of the EBUS Academy pre-science program. The EBUS pre-science program offers students an opportunity to take online science 11 and 12 courses and access enriched learning opportunities through the University of Northern BC (UNBC). For more information, please visit the EBUS pre-science program

Chemistry 12 explores chemical reactions: why and how they happen, and chemical systems in equilibrium.

This course builds on students’ knowledge of core chemistry concepts and focuses on big ideas related to reaction rates, dynamic equilibrium, saturated solutions, acid and base strength and oxidation/reduction.

The course is divided into five units each focused on one big idea. Each topic has video lessons, supplemental material, and suggested workbook readings. There are quick-check quizzes, quizzes, assignments and a unit test to both improve and measure learning.

Pre-requisite: Chemistry 11, any Math 11

Students may take this course as part of the EBUS Academy pre-science program. The EBUS pre-science program offers students an opportunity to take online science 11 and 12 courses and access enriched learning opportunities through the University of Northern BC (UNBC). For more information, please visit the EBUS pre-science program

Earth Science 11 explores both current issues that our planet is facing as well as processes that have shaped the planet we call home. The course focuses around five big ideas: how Earth materials are formed, changed and used as resources; tectonic plate motion and theory; how weather systems are created and impacted by climate change and water distribution; and the explanations of the origin and interactions of Earth within the solar system through Astronomy. The course delivers instruction through lessons and media, and students make notes through learning packages. There are assignments, chapter tests and projects in which students will apply their understanding and develop competencies.

Students may take this course as part of the EBUS Academy pre-science program. The EBUS pre-science program offers students an opportunity to take online science 11 and 12 courses and access enriched learning opportunities through the University of Northern BC (UNBC). For more information, please visit the EBUS pre-science program

Forensic Science I: Secrets of the Dead

This course cannot be used toward Adult Graduation Credits

Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system.

This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed. Students will complete assignments, perform simulated crime scene labs, and participate in discussion forums. Each unit also has a quiz game to prepare for an online unit quiz. There is also an online midterm and final exam.

No textbook is required but students will need to have access to a computer with the most recent Flash program to be able to view the course. This course does not meet the science 11 or 12 graduation requirement.

Forensic Science 11: Two – More Secrets of the Dead

This course cannot be used toward Adult Graduation Credits.

Although the crime scene represents the first step in solving crimes through forensic science, the crime laboratory plays a critical role in the analysis of evidence. This course focuses on the analysis of evidence and testing that takes place within this setting. We will examine some of the basic scientific principles and knowledge that guides forensic laboratory processes, such as those testing DNA, toxicology, and material analysis. Techniques such as microscopy, chromatography, odontology, entomology, mineralogy, and spectroscopy will be examined.

Life Sciences 11 introduces students to living things and to the taxonomic system.  You will learn about how scientists classify living things and features of organisms big and small. There are four main units of study:  Evolution and Taxonomy, Cells, Cell processes; Viruses and Microbiology, Plants and Animals.

Students may take this course as part of the EBUS Academy pre-science program. The EBUS pre-science program offers students an opportunity to take online science 11 and 12 courses and access enriched learning opportunities through the University of Northern BC (UNBC). For more information, please visit the EBUS pre-science program

Physics 11 explores the world of motion and energy.  It is designed to build students’ knowledge of core physics concepts.  The course focuses on four big ideas.  An object’s motion can be predicted, analyzed and described.  Forces influence the motion of an object.  Energy is found in different forms, is conserved, and has the ability to do work.  Mechanical waves transfer energy but not matter.

Physics 11 emphasizes real-life applications and helps students connect their learning to the world around them.  Several virtual labs and one hands-on home lab deepen student understanding of content and scaffold important lab writing skills. Physics 11 provides a solid foundation for students carrying on to physics 12.

Students may take this course as part of the EBUS Academy pre-science program. The EBUS pre-science program offers students an opportunity to take online science 11 and 12 courses and access enriched learning opportunities through the University of Northern BC (UNBC). For more information, please visit the EBUS pre-science program