Science 10, 20, 30

Science 10

Summary of Course Content and Activities

Science 10 is a brief look into 4 sciences: chemistry, biology, physics and earth science.
Activities include: reading, practice problems, quizzes, tests and virtual labs.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Science 10 provides the foundation in science that creates opportunities for them to pursue progressively higher levels of study, prepares them for science-related occupations. Students are introduced to the physical, biological, and chemical components of science. Science 10 provides students with opportunities to explore, analyze and appreciate the interrelationships among science, technology, society and the environment, and to develop understandings that will affect their personal lives, their careers and their futures.

Prerequisites

A mark of 50% or better in Science 9

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Addison Wesley Science 10 by Pearson

Purchased by Students

  • A scientific calculator is required for this course.
  • notebook for pencil and paper assignments.

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

7-8 hours per week

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

  • For each unit Assignments 60%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • Tests 30%

The units are worth 70% of your final mark and the Final Exam is 30%

Science 20

Summary of Course Content and Activities

Science 20 is for students who do not wish to study individual areas in depth, but
continue in the Science 20-30 stream, to extend their knowledge in each of the following
areas:

  1. Chemical Changes: Develop understanding of concentrations in aqueous
    solutions, oxidation-reduction (redox) processes and characteristics of
    hydrocarbons. Economically important industries in Alberta and other parts of
    Canada are based upon the application of chemical principles.
  2. Changes in Motion: Investigate the concepts of displacement, velocity,
    acceleration, force, momentum and mechanical energy and consider the
    relationships among them. Applications range from design of safer roads and
    sport equipment to investigation of traffic accidents.
  3. The Changing Earth: Examine evidence for natural causes of climate change,
    changing life forms and continual changes to the Earth’s surface.
  4. Changes in Living Systems: Study of ecosystems to explain energy flow and
    nutrient recycling. Students will study habitat destruction, ecological succession
    and changes to populations with a focus on sustainability.

    (Alberta program of Studies, Science 20-30)

Philosophy for teaching this course

The Science 20-30 program allows students to explore interests in all general areas of
science to prepare for future education, apply knowledge to various career areas, and
appreciate the world God designed for us. Students are given the opportunity to
explore science, and its applications, and examine technological problems and issues.
Through a biblical worldview students will discover how science can meet the needs for
a sustainable environment, economy and society.


Prerequisites


Students should have achieved a mark of 50% or better in Science 10.

Materials and Resources


Provided by NSA:

  • Digital copy of Science 20 (Alberta) by Alberta Education, 2006

Purchased by Students:

  • Scientific Calculator


Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week’s lesson


Students can expect to complete the course in 7-8 hours over 18 weeks (1 semester) or
full year students will complete in 4 hours over 36 weeks.


Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests


Each week consists of online checkpoints so students have frequent, regular feedback.
In addition there are Lesson Assignments/ Projects throughout the course, a Midterm
exam, and Final exam.

Science 30

Summary of Course Content and Activities

Science 30 is the second course in the Science 20-30 sequence. This course involves
the following strands:

  1. Living Systems Respond to their Environment: Explore the circulatory system,
    along with the Immune system. Students will also apply principles of heredity
    and molecular biology to explain disorders, and evaluate genetic technologies.
  2. Chemistry and the Environment: Examine impacts of acids and bases, organic
    compounds and air pollutants on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
  3. Electromagnetic Energy: Investigate magnetic fields including applications to
    produce, transmit and transform electrical energy. Understand electromagnetic
    radiation in medical technologies, communication systems and the universe as
    we explore space science.
  4. Energy and the Environment: Analysis of renewable and non-renewable energy
    through multiple perspectives. Students will explore, in depth, the costs and
    benefits of developing renewable energy sources.

    (Alberta program of Studies, Science 20-30)

Philosophy for teaching this course

The Science 20-30 program allows students to explore interests in all general areas of
science to prepare for future education, apply knowledge to various career areas, and
appreciate the world God designed for us. Students are given the opportunity to
explore science, and its applications, and examine technological problems and issues.
Through a biblical worldview students will discover how science can meet the needs for
a sustainable environment, economy and society.

Prerequisites

Students have achieved a mark of 50% or greater in any one of Science 20, Biology 20,
Chemistry 20, or Physics 20.

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA:

  • Digital copy of Science 30 (Alberta) by Alberta Education, 2006

Purchased by Students:

  • Scientific Calculator

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week’s lesson

Students can expect to complete the course in 7-8 hours over 18 weeks (1 semester) or
full year students will complete in 4 hours over 36 weeks.

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests

Each week consists of online checkpoints so students have frequent, regular feedback.
In addition there are Lesson Assignments/ Projects throughout the course, a Midterm
exam, and Final exam. Students' final grade will be weighted 70% from course work
and the remaining 30% from the diploma exam.

School Notice

High School Enrollment/Withdrawal Deadline

- High School non primary registration closes Feb 29, 2024
- High School course withdrawal deadline is Feb 29, 2024.
After that date, there is a $200/course withdrawal fee