Science 14

Summary of Course Content and Activities

Science 14 consists of four units of study:

  1. Investigation Properties of Matter
  2. Energy Transfer Technologies
  3. From Life to Lifestyle
  4. Matter and Energy in the Biosphere

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

The following goals for Canadian science education are addressed through the Alberta science
program. Science education will:

  • encourage students at all grade levels to develop a critical sense of wonder and curiosity about scientific and technological endeavours
  • enable students to use science and technology to acquire new knowledge and solve problems, so that they may improve the quality of their own lives and the lives of others
  • prepare students to critically address science-related societal, economic, ethical and environmental issues
  • provide students with a foundation in science that creates opportunities for them to pursue progressively higher levels of study, prepares them for science-related occupations, and engages them in science-related hobbies appropriate to their interests and abilities
  • enable students, of varying aptitudes and interests, to develop a knowledge of the wide spectrum of careers related to science, technology and the environment.

Prerequisites

A mark of 50% or better in Science 9

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Science Connect 1 textbook
    Various online resources

Purchased by Students

  • 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.

● Assignments 30%
● Unit Projects 30%
● Quizzes and Test 15%
● Class Discussion 10%
● Final Exam 15%

Science 24

Summary of Course Content and Activities

Science 24 is the second course in the Science 14-24 sequence.

This course includes the following units:

  • Applications of Matter and Chemical Change: Students will extend their understanding of matter by investigating and classifying simple chemical reactions used at home and in the workplace. Students also become aware that many different materials can be created from a relatively small number of components and that technologies based on chemical changes are widely used in producing useful materials for our daily use.
  • Understanding Common Energy Conversion Systems: students investigate a variety of important energy conversions occurring in biological, chemical, physical and technological systems. Although energy appears in many forms and is essentially conserved, in each energy transformation the availability of useful energy decreases. Students learn that the technologies for extracting, processing and using fossil fuels involve converting energy into more useful forms for our use.
  • Disease Defence & Human Health: Students learn about the body’s natural defence systems and about medical techniques developed to minimize the risk of exposure to environmental toxins and pathogens. Although inheritance is well understood, minimizing genetic disorders is a complex issue involving scientific, ethical and social perspectives.
  • Motion, Change & Transportation Safety: Recognizing this risk, governments and the transportation industry are working on new safety systems and practices designed to protect passengers. Students learn that these systems and practices are based upon an understanding of the law of conservation of momentum. Key understandings related to speed, distance, time, force and conservation of one-dimensional momentum are introduced.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

The following goals for Canadian science education are addressed through the Alberta science
program. Science education will:

  • encourage students at all grade levels to develop a critical sense of wonder and curiosity about scientific and technological endeavours
  • enable students to use science and technology to acquire new knowledge and solve problems, so that they may improve the quality of their own lives and the lives of others
  • prepare students to critically address science-related societal, economic, ethical and environmental issues
  • provide students with a foundation in science that creates opportunities for them to pursue progressively higher levels of study, prepares them for science-related occupations, and engages them in science-related hobbies appropriate to their interests and abilities
  • enable students, of varying aptitudes and interests, to develop a knowledge of the wide spectrum of careers related to science, technology and the environment.

Prerequisites

A mark of 50% or better in Science 14 or Science 10

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Science Connect 24 Textbook
  • Various online resources

Purchased by Students

  • A large variety of science supplies.
  • 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.

● Assignments 75%
● Quizzes and Test 15%
● Final Exam 10%

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