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Sustainable Resources 12 (Mining) Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Sustainable Resources 12 (Mining) Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
D Miller
Course Description
Description: 

Mining is the 3rd largest industry in British Columbia, after manufacturing and construction, and employs 14,000 people directly. The complex geology of British Columbia has provided the province with a rich and varied mineral endowment, from hard-rock minerals, such as gold, copper, zinc, silver and lead, to fossil fuel resources such as coal, natural gas and oil. British Columbia is recognized as a World leader for its' expertise in this field.  Sustainable Resources 12: Mining is a new interactive, online course from the British Columbia Curriculum. It is designed to enhance your knowledge and expertise in this field.  

 

Pre-requisites: 
Science 10, Earth Science 11 and SR 11 would be beneficial
No. Exams: 
5
Supervised Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

No Textbooks are required for this course. 

Internet: student will require access to all the online resources included in the course as well as
for research purposes

Computer with Firefox (internet browser) and Firstclass (FVDES email)

No. Modules: 
5
Course Modules: 

Module 1:  Hydrocarbon and Mineral Resources in British Columbia

Section 1 – Importance of Mining in B.C. and Canada
Section 2 – Impact of Hydrocarbon and Mineral Extraction on Global Development and International Issues
Section 3 – Geological Survey of Canada
Section 4 - Resource Exploration and Development of Canada and B.C.
Section 5 - Canada's Resources in the World Markets
Section 6 - Careers in Mining

Module 2:  Geology and Exploration

Section 1 – Exploration Techniques: Hydrocarbon
Section 2 – Identification and Assessment: Hydrocarbon and Coal
Section 3 – Managing Oil and Gas Rights
Section 4 – Exploration Techniques: Coal and Mineral
Section 5 – Identification and Assessment: Mineral
Section 6 – Claims and Mineral Rights: Coal, Mineral (and Placer)
Section 7 - Regulation of Environmental Impact of Exploration, Extraction and Processing
Section 8 - Economic Costs for Development: Hydrocarbon Oil and Gas
Section 9 - Economic Costs for Development: Coal and Mineral

Module 3:  Extraction and Processing

Section 1 – Planning and Designing: Hydrocarbon (Oil and Gas)
Section 2 – Extraction (Oil and Gas)
Section 3 – Planning and Designing: Coal and Mineral
Section 4 - Surface Mining Extraction: Coal and Mineral
Section 5 - Subsurface Extraction: Hydrocarbon, Coal and Mineral
Section 6 - Processing

Module 4:  Sustainability and Environmental Issues

Section 1 – Environmental Assessments
Section 2 – Site Reclamation
Section 3 – Future Resource Development

Module 5:  Mining Opportunities and Challenges

Section 1 – New Extraction and Processing Methods
Section 2 – Environmental Issues
Section 3 – Future Mining Extraction

 

Biology 11

Course Info
Course Title: 
Biology 11 Paper
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Paper
Teacher(s): 
M Buker
Course Description
Description: 

This course is challenging.  Students who enrol should be seriously interested in the study of life.  Expensive and fragile equipment and supplies must be handled with respect and maturity.  The student will conduct simple but interesting and thought-provoking experiments.

 

In general the topics include:

1. Basic cell biology

2. Principles of ecology

3. Classification

4. Plant and animal diversity

5. Biological environmental problems

6. Critical study of prebiotic, and biotic evolution

Pre-requisites: 
It is recommended that students complete: Science 10 or equivalent
No. Exams: 
3
Supervised Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

The resources for this course are:

Biology 11 Kit A Set for Mod 1 & 2 (JBI11KA3) (7540001182) $111.00

Biology 11 Kit B Set for Mod 3 (JBI11KB3) (7540001183) 90.00

Biology 11 Kit C (JBI11KC3) (7540001160) 60.00

Kit C is for students who choose to use a microscope as part of their course.

A Photographic Atlas for Biology Optional (If ordering this text, you only need to order Kit A with it.) 50.00

 

No textbook is required for this course.

No. Modules: 
3
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Fundamentals

Section 1: Introduction to Biology

Section 2: The Chemical Basis of Life

Section 3: Research Project

Section 4: Microbiology

 

Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.

 

Module 2: Ecology and Taxonomy

Section 1: Introduction to Ecology

Section 2: Ecosystems

Section 3: Taxonomy

Section 4: Blue-Green Algae and Protists

 

Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.

 

Module 3: Seed Plants, Animals and Evolution

Section 1: Seed Plants

Section 2: “Lower” Animals Invertebrates

Section 3: Arthropods (Invertebrates) and Chordates (Vertebrates)

Section 4: Mechanisms of Evolution

Section 5: Evolutionary History

 

Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3.

Biology 12

Course Info
Course Title: 
Biology 12 Paper
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Paper
Teacher(s): 
M Buker
Course Description
Description: 

Designed to enhance students’ application of scientific skills and knowledge, Biology 12 addresses all prescribed learning outcomes from the Ministry of Education’s 2006 IRP. Maintaining a modular, learner-centred structure, this course uses multiple resources for students to explore biological systems—from simple life forms, such as cells, to complex organic biology in humans. Biology 12 focuses on human biology, allowing students to develop an interest in, and understanding of, science by looking at themselves and seeing how diverse body systems are integrated to preserve and sustain life. To prepare students for exploring human biological functions, the first two modules introduce the biology of basic life forms. Cell structure and function get students thinking about how their bodies are formed, on a molecular level.

 

Students should ignore any reference in the course material to a Provincial Exam, as the
Ministry of Education removed this requirement in Sept 2011.

 

 

 

 

Pre-requisites: 
It is recommended that students complete: Biology 11
Supervised Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

The textbook and resources for this course are:

 

Inquiry Into Life (McGraw-Hill Ryerson) (11th Edition) (7540005159) $125.00

Biology 12 Media CD Optional (7540005304) 30.00

 

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Cell Biology 1

Section 1: Cell Structure

Section 2: Cell Compounds and Biological Molecules

Section 3: Transport Across Cell Membrane

 

Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.

 

Module 2: Cell Biology 2

Section 1: DNA Replication

Section 2: Protein Synthesis

Section 3: Enzymes

 

Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.

 

Module 3: Human Biology 1

Section 1: Digestive System

Section 2: Circulatory System

Section 3: The Heart

Section 4: Respiratory System

 

Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3.

 

Module 4: Human Biology 2

Section 1: Nervous System

Section 2: Urinary System

Section 3: Reproduction

 

Module 4 Test covers the work of Module 4.

 

Chemistry 11

Course Info
Course Title: 
Chemistry 11 Paper
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Paper
Teacher(s): 
R Bridge
Course Description
Description: 

Chemistry 11 has been developed to promote the acquisition of knowledge and the learning of problem solving skills as related to core chemistry concepts.  The course emphasizes the application of chemistry in every day life, including skills required in the workplace, while promoting positive attitudes towards science and scientific literacy.  Activities are based on authentic experiences whenever possible.

 

Chemistry 11 has four modules and a test for each module. Several lab activities are included. Students should only attempt to perform the labs if they have access to an appropriate lab facility including approved safety related equipment and protective gear. The ability to properly and safely dispose of waste chemicals is also critical. Supervision by qualified personnel is a must. Sample lab data is provided for those students who do not have access to an appropriate facility.

Pre-requisites: 
It is recommended that students complete: Grade 10 or equivalent with a good foundation in mathematics
No. Exams: 
4
Supervised Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

A scientific calculator is required. It CANNOT be programmable. The calculator must NOT have a QWERTY keyboard, nor any external devices like memory cards or a printer.

 

The textbook for this course is:

Nelson Chemistry (British Columbia Edition, 1996, Jenkins, Kessel et al) (Nelson Canada) (CH1109J) (7540001350) $120.00

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Basic Concepts and Skills

Section 1: What is Chemistry?; Classes of Matter; Atomic Models; Elements and Symbols

Section 2: Scientific Method; Experiments; Lab Safety; WHMIS-Workplace Hazardous Material Information System

Section 3: SI Base Units; Common SI Prefixes; Derived SI Units; Calculating with Units; Measurement; Significant Figures; Calculations and Significant Figures

Section 4: Graphing Relationships; Slope; Density Experiment

 

Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.

 

Module 2: The Periodic Table, Periodic Trends and Combining Elements

Section 1: The Periodic Table; Atoms, Ions and Isotopes; Periodicity—Groups of Elements; Alkali Metals; Alkaline Earth Metals; The Halogens; The Noble Gases; Families of Other Representative Elements; Transition Elements, Lanthanides and Actinides

Section 2: Electron Configurations; Valence Electrons; Electron Dot Formulas for Atoms; Combining Capacities; Ionic and Covalent Bonding Explained; Lewis Diagrams; Lewis Diagrams— Multiple Bonds; Lewis Diagrams—Complex Ions

Section 3: Compounds; Combining Capacities; Naming Ionic Binary Compounds of Group 1 and 2 Elements; Naming Covalent Compounds; Naming Compounds that Contain Multivalent Metals; Naming Ternary Compounds; Writing Formulas for Compounds

 

Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.

 

Module 3: The Mole, Chemical Reactions, Interpreting Equations, and Solutions

Section 1: Atomic Mass; The Mole; Mole Calculations; Experiment—Mass, Moles and the Number of Atoms; Molar Volume

Section 2: Molar Mass of a Compound; Mole Calculations; Percent Composition; Determining a Formula from Percent Composition; Empirical and Molecular Formulas; Experimental Determination of Empirical Formulas

Section 3: Solids, Liquids and Gases; Describing Chemical Changes; Balancing Equations; Types of Reactions; Energy and Chemical Reactions

Section 4: Interpreting Equations—Stoichiometry; Limiting and Excess Reagents

Section 5: Solutions; Polar and Non-Polar Solutions; Molar Concentration; Preparing Standard Solutions; Dilution; Calculations Involving Balanced Equations and Solutions; Electrolytes and Non- Electrolytes; Ion Concentrations; Acids, Bases, and Salts.

 

Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3.

 

Module 4: Organic Chemistry

Section 1: Organic Compounds; Alkanes; Isomers of Alkanes; Naming Alkanes; Alkenes; Alkynes; Cyclic Alkanes

Section 2: Alcohols; Aldehydes and Detones; Ethers; Carboxylic Acids; Esters; Amines and Amides; Aromatic Compounds; Polymers.

 

Module 4 Test covers the work of Module 4.

Chemistry 12

Course Info
Course Title: 
Chemistry 12 Paper
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Paper
Teacher(s): 
M Buker
Course Description
Description: 

Chemistry 12 is designed mainly for students who might study science, engineering, medicine, or technology at the post-secondary level. There is a supplementary exam preparation package available.

 

Students should ignore any reference in the course material to a Provincial Exam, as the
Ministry of Education removed this requirement in Sept 2011.

 

Pre-requisites: 
It is recommended that students complete: Chemistry 11 or equivalent
No. Exams: 
4
Supervised Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

This course has an optional DVD component. A DVD player is required for viewing the resources. A scientific calculator is required. It CANNOT be programmable. The calculator must NOT have a QWERTY keyboard, nor any external devices likememory cards or a printer.

 

The textbook and resources for this course are:

 

Nelson Chemistry (British Columbia Edition, 1996, Jenkins, Kessel et al), (Nelson Canada) (CH1109J) 7540001350) $120.00

DVD 1 Optional (7540005134) 30.00

DVD 2 Optional (7540005119) 30.00

Reaction Kinetics CD Optional (Single-User) (7540004428) 100.00

 

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Reactions and Equilibrium

Section 1: Review of Chemical Equations; Introduction to Reaction Kinetics; Factors Affecting Rates of Reaction; Collision Theory of Chemical Reactions

Section 2: Energy Changes Occurring in Chemical Reactions; Potential Energy Diagrams for Forward and Reverse Reactions; Reaction Mechanisms; Catalysts and their Applications

Section 3: The Nature of Chemical Equilibrium; Graphical Representation of Chemical Equilibrium; The Factors Determining the Position of Equilibrium

Section 4: Factors Affecting Equilibrium; Le Chatelier’s Principle; Graphical Representation of Changes in Equilibrium; The Haber Process: A Practical Application of Equilibrium; Quantitative Aspects of Equilibrium—The Equilibrium Constant

Section 5: The Significance of Keq; Calculating Equilibrium Concentrations; More Equilibrium Calculations; Calculation of Equilibrium Concentrations from Initial Concentrations and Keq; Using Keq to Determine Whether a System is at Equilibrium

 

Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.

 

Module 2: Solubility

Section 1: Solubility of Ionic Substances; Saturated Solutions of Ionic Substances—Solubility Equilibrium; Ion Concentration in Solution

Section 2: Solubility Rules and Qualitative Analysis; Predicting Precipitation Reactions; Separating Ions From Solution; Qualitative Analysis

Section 3: Solubility Equilibrium; Calculation of Solubility Given the Value of Ksp; Will a Precipitate Form?— Using the Ksp to Make Predictions; Determining Maximum Ion Concentrations in Saturated Solutions

 

Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.

 

Module 3: Acids and Bases

Section 1: Aqueous Acids, Bases, and Salts; Brönsted-Lowry Definitions; Conjugate Acid-Base Pairs

Section 2: Relative Acid Strengths; Acid-Base Indicators; Hydrolysis of Salts

Section 3: Quantitative Relationships in Acid-Base Equilibria; [H3O+] and [OH-] at Temperatures Other Than 25°C; Weak Acid-Base Equilibria: Ka and Kb; The Relationship Between Ka and Kb for a Conjugate Pair

Section 4: pH and pH Calculations; Relating and Using pH and pOH; pH in Weak Acid-Base Calculations; Further Discussions of Acid Base Indicators

Section 5: Mixing Acids and Bases; Acid-Base Neutralizations (Titrations) of Strong Acids and Bases; The Theory and Practice of Titrations; Weak Acid/Strong Base and Weak Base/Strong Acid Titrations—A Closer Look

Section 6: Applications of Acid-Base Concepts; Periodic Trends in Acidity of Oxides; Acid Rain

 

Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3.

 

Module 4: Oxidation and Reduction

Section 1: Introduction to Oxidation—Reduction; Relative Strengths of Oxidizing and Reducing Agents; The Table of Standard Reduction Half Reactions; Balancing Redox Reactions Using the Table of Standard Reduction Potentials

Section 2: Balancing Half-Reactions—The Half-Cell Method; Balancing Redox Reactions Using the Half-Cell Method; Oxidation Numbers—Electron Bookkeeping; Oxidation-Reduction Titrations

Section 3: Electrochemical Cells; Voltages of Electrochemical Cells; The Significance of the Cell Voltage; Applications of Electrochemical Cells

Section 4: Corrosion—An Example of a Redox Application; Electrolysis; Electrolysis of Aqueous Salt Solutions; Further Applications of Electrolytic Cells; The Breathalyzer

 

Module 4 Test covers the work of Module 4.

 

Science 10 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Science 10 Online
Grade Level: 
10
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
D Miller
Course Description
Description: 

Science 10 is an online, media-rich course designed to meet the new BC Science 10 Curriculum. The course offers interactive lessons, a variety of guided activities, assignments and labs, and module exams.

 

Pre-requisites: 
It is recommended that you have completed Science 9 prior to registering for Science 10
No. Exams: 
4
Supervised Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

All the resources that are required for the course are contained in the course.

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Biology - a focus on the big idea that genes are the foundation for the diversity of living things.

Module 2: Chemistry - a focus on the big idea that chemical processes require energy change as atoms are rearranged.

 Module 3: Physics - a focus on the big idea that energy is conserved and its transformations can affect living things and the environment.

Module 4: Earth/Space Science - a focus on the big idea that the formation of the universe can be explained by the big bang theory.
 

 

 

Physics 11

Course Info
Course Title: 
Physics 11 Paper
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Paper
Teacher(s): 
J Templeton
Course Description
Description: 

In Physics 11, students will focus on the study of light, motion, forces, and energy. Throughout this course students will be asked to observe, measure and analyse natural phenomena using the scientific method. By performing experiments, testing hypotheses, and using models, students will investigate some of the central ideas of physics.

 

This course has been designed so students without access to a laboratory can complete the necessary experimental work, however, it is preferable to do the experiments in a regular laboratory.

 

The modules in Physics 11 should be completed in order since students will be building on concepts as they work through the course.

 

Pre-requisites: 
It is recommended that students complete: Grade 10
Pre-requisites: 
Principles of Mathematics 11 should be taken prior to or concurrently with Physics 11.
No. Exams: 
3
Supervised Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Fundamentals of Physics (D. C. Heath) 

Physics 11 Laboratory Manual (Ministry of Education) 

 

Supplies provided by students:

* 30 cm clear plastic ruler

* protractor

* drawing compass

 

A scientific calculator is required. It may not be programmable. The calculator must NOT have a QWERTY keyboard, nor any external devices like memory cards or a printer.

 

No. Modules: 
3
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Wave Motion and Optics

Section 1: Properties of Waves Transmission of Waves, Transverse Pulses and Waves, Wavelength, Frequency and Speed of a Wave Train, Reflection of Water Waves

Section 2: Refraction of Water Waves Law of Refraction of Water Waves, Investigation

Section 3: Reflection of Light Waves The Nature of Light, Reflection of Light, Mirror Images, Ray Diagrams for Mirrors, The Mirror Equation

Section 4: Refraction of Light Waves Refraction of Light Waves, Investigation, Snell’s Law, Total Internal Reflection

Section 5: Refraction of Light—Applications Refraction of Light (Applications), Ray Diagrams for Lenses, The Lens Equation

 

Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.

 

Module 2: Motion and Momentum

Section 1: Kinematics The Mathematical Description of Motion, Velocity, Acceleration, Change and Average

Section 2: Downward Motion Motion Down an Incline (Position, Velocity and Acceleration), Free Fall

Section 3: Dynamics of Motion Forces, Hooke’s Law, Motion With Balanced Forces, Motion With a Constant Unbalanced Force, The Dependence of Acceleration on Net Force

Section 4: Newton’s Laws of Motion The Dependence of Acceleration on Mass, Newton’s Second Law of Motion, Newton’s Third Law of Motion

Section 5: Momentum Impulse and Momentum, Conservation of Momentum

 

Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.

 

Module 3: Energy and Nuclear Physics

Section 1: Energy Work, Energy

Section 2: Conservation of Energy Transformation of Energy, The Law of Conservation of Energy, Describing Energy Transformations

Section 3: Heat Energy Heat, The Transfer of Heat Energy, Temperature, Heat Engines

Section 4: Nuclear Physics and Special Relativity Radioactivity, Nuclear Fission, Nuclear Fusion, The Wave and Particle Models of Light, The Special Theory of Relativity (Postulates and Consequences)

 

Module 3 Test covers the WHOLE COURSE.

 

Physics 11 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Physics 11 Online
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
B Chirico
Course Description
Description: 

Physics 11 online introduces students to the many areas of physics. Topics include waves, optics, motion, forces, momentum, work, power, energy, nuclear energy and special relativity. There is a mathematical component to the course, so students are expected to be proficient in Math 9/10 skills.

 

Pre-requisites: 
Science 10, Math 10
No. Exams: 
4
Supervised Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Physics 11 - Physics Principles & Problems

Graphing Calculator (Students may provide their own calculator)

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Kinematics

Section 1 - Physics Skills

Section 2 - D-t, V-t Graphs

Section 3 - Motion Equations

Module 2: Dynamics

Section 1 - Forces

Section 2 - Newton’s Laws

Section 3 - Momentum and Impulse

Module 3: Energy and Relativity

Section 1 - Energy: Work, Power, Kinetic Energy

Section 2 - Thermal Energy

Section 3 - Nuclear Energy

Section 4 - Special Relativity

Module 4: Waves and Optics

Section 1 - Waves: Properties

Section 2 - Wave Interference

Section 3 - Optics: Lenses

Section 4 - Optics: Mirrors

 

Physics 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Physics 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
B Chirico
Course Description
Description: 

Physics 12 builds on several topics from Physics 11 with two dimensional analysis. New topics introduced cover: Equilibrium, Circular Motion, Circuitry, Electrostatics, and Electromagnetism. 

 

Pre-requisites: 
Physics 11
No. Exams: 
5
Supervised Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Physics 6th Edition, Giancolli

Graphing Calculator (Students may provide their own calculator)

No. Modules: 
5
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Kinematics and Dynamics

Section 1 - Kinematics and Vectors

Section 2 - Kinematics: Projectiles

Section 3 - Dynamics: 1 Dimension

Section 4 - Dynamics: 2 Dimensions

Module 2: Energy and Momentum

Section 1 - Work, Power, Energy

Section 2 - Momentum

Section 3 - Momentum 2 Dimensions

Module 3: Equilibrium, Gravitation and Circular Motion

Section 1 - Equilibrium

Section 2 - Circular Motion

Section 3 - Gravitation

Module 4: Electrostatics and Circuitry

Section 1 - Circuit Electricity

Section 2 - Electrostatics

Module 5: Electromagnestism

Section 1 - Magnetic Fields

Section 2 - Solenoids and Ampere’s Law

Section 3 - Induction

Section 4 - Transformers and Back Emf

 

Earth Science 11 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Earth Science 11 Online
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
D Miller
Course Description
Description: 

Earth Science 11 is an introduction to the diverse aspects of earth and space science. Earth Science is a web-based applied science course that introduces geology, astronomy, oceanography, hydrology, and plate tectonics. There are online labs and assessment is done through the LXR testing program.

Pre-requisites: 
none
No. Exams: 
4
Supervised Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Earth Science 11 (11th Edition)

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Rocks and Minerals

Section 1 - Introduction and Maps

Section 2 - Rocks and Minerals

Module 2: Fossils, Plate Tectonics

Section 1 - Earthquakes

Section 2 - Geological Time

Module 3: Hydrosphere

Section 1 - Wind, Water and Ice

Section 2 - Oceans

Section 3 - Atmosphere

Section 4 - Weather and Climate

Module 4: Astronomy

Section 1 - Earth, Moon, Tides

Section 2 - Solar System

Section 3 - Universe

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