Biology 11 is a study of the relationships and differences among living creatures and the ways in which unity and diversity are used in the classification of organisms. Students study DNA, basic genetics, and the theory of evolution to understand the basis upon which the biological classification system is built.
Biology 12 focuses on human biology and how the diverse body systems are integrated to maintain a balanced internal environment. Biology 11 is not a mandatory pre-requisite for Biology 12. If you do not have Chemistry 11, please consult with your teacher.
Biology 12 focuses on the cell and human systems. The online course includes learning tools such as videos, SAFMEDS, section overviews, unit reviews and assignments. There are six units in this course, including a case study. Students will be required to write two midterms to complete the course.
Chemistry 11 explores the world of the chemical reactions and atomic structure. It is designed to build students’ knowledge of core chemistry concepts.
The course focuses on five big ideas. Atoms and molecules are the building blocks of matter. The mole is a quantity used to make atoms and molecules measurable. Matter and energy are conserved in chemical reactions. Solubility within a solution is determined by the nature of the solute and the solvent. Organic chemistry and its applications have significant implications for human health, society, and the environment.
Chemistry 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 deepens student understanding of content and scaffold important lab writing skills. Chemistry 11 provides a solid foundation for students carrying on to chemistry 12.
We are excited to offer the EBUS Pre-Science Program starting in September 2018! The EBUS pre-science program offers students an opportunity to take online Biology 11 or Chemistry 11 and access enriched learning opportunities through the University of Northern BC (UNBC). The classes will run over one semester and will include opportunities to learn about new research in the science faculty and post-secondary opportunities in science. The online courses will include virtual labs and all students will take part in a four-day field trip to the UNBC (Prince George, BC) in May 2019.
Chemistry 12 gives students a more in-depth view of chemistry. Topics include kinetics, equilibrium, solubility, acids and bases, oxidation – reduction reactions. This is a good preparation for university science courses. Students work through on-line lessons in 5 units. There is at least one assignment for each unit and each unit has a test. There is a cumulative final exam. The lessons consist of recorded instructions, on-line notes, assignments and videos.
Pre-requisite: Chemistry 11, Foundations of Mathematics 11
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
How do you take a Foods & Nutrition course online, you ask? It’s simple. Several resources such as an online textbook, web sites, and videos help you experiment with cooking while developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes for present and future applications. You will be given opportunities to show your knowledge in a variety of ways. Having a digital camera to photograph you with your finished products is essential. This course is meant to be creative and fun!
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.