Have you ever wondered how scientists can solve a murder by analyzing clues at a crime scene? How a 400,000-kilogram airplane can fly through the air? Or, how devices such as the cell phone and the computer have transformed the way we communicate? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, this course will answer these questions and many more. In this course students will develop an understanding of the connection between science and technology and how they impact society and the environment. The thought-provoking topics and engaging multimedia will capture students’ imaginations, hold their attention, and arouse an interest in the study of science and technology.
There are no tests in this course. Students are graded on send-in assignments
Natural Resources and the environment CD
Module 1: Natural Resources &
In this module students will learn about some of the technologies available to extract process, and use natural resources in British Columbia. The need for effective management of resources and the issues related to their impact on the environment is also discussed. The effects of mountain pine beetles on the BC forests will also be examined.
Section 1: Major Resources of BC
Section 2: Resource Extraction
Section 3: The Impact of Society on Resource Management
Section 4: The impact of Technologies on the Environment
Module 2: Personal Technologies
We live in a world full of gadgets – computers, cell phones, and mp3 players to name but a few. In this module students will learn more about technologies like these. How do they work? What technologies came before them and paved the way? What impact do these technologies have on the way we interact with each other and conduct business? These and many other questions will be discussed in this module.
Section 1: An Introduction to Personal Technologies
Section 2: The Evolution of Personal Technologies
Section 3: Personal Technologies within Systems
No resource is required for this module.
Module 3: Transportation
It wasn’t that long ago that people traveled from place to place by foot, horse, kayak, and other means. In this module students will learn about the evolution of transportation in modern times and how transportation has impacted society. How select transportation technologies work will also be covered.
Section 1: An Introduction to Transportation
Section 2: A Closer Look at the Automobile
Section 3: Transportation Systems
Module 4: Forensics
Are you a fan of crime scene investigation shows? If you are, then don’t believe everything you see! In this module you will learn what really happens when investigators scour a crime scene for evidence, then hand it to scientists who analyze the data in the lab.
Section 1: An Introduction to Forensics
Section 2: At the Lab
Section 3: Establishing Identities
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