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.
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.
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 online resources help you experiment with cooking, while developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes for present and future applications. You have the opportunity to show your learning in a variety of ways.
Having a digital camera or Smartphone to photograph your finished products is essential. This course is both 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.
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.
Combining English and Social Studies into one course is a natural fit, as students can improve and demonstrate their language arts communication skills, while learning about the past and the current world around them, developing the Social Studies concepts and skills. Students will continue to improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, as well as explore various genres of literature, communicate using a variety of writing forms and styles, and explore the impact that history has had on the world around us.
The Humanities 9 projects focus on 21st century learning, building skills in communication, critical thinking, creative and innovative thinking, and personal and social responsibilities. There are a wide variety of projects that will appeal to the many interests and styles of learning, which our students possess.