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Science and Technology 11


 


Credits: 4

 

Introduction:


Have you ever wondered: 

How can a 400,000-kilogram airplane fly through the air? 
How do scientists solve a murder by analyzing clues at a crime scene? 
How have devices such as the cell phone and the computer transformed the way we communicate? 
How are BC’s natural resources extracted, processed and used? Science and Technology 11 resource answers these questions and more. This course is based on the Ministry of Education’s Science and Technology 11 IRP.


Highlights of Science and Technology 11:

  • Four comprehensive modules
  • New, contemporary design
  • Practical content focusing on topics that students can relate to
  • Engaging, interactive activities
  • Rich and varied multimedia animations, videos and audio clips
 
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. 
 
Advantages of this course:

  • No textbook
  • No labs
  • British Columbia focus
  • Engaging videos of topical issues

 

*Within the course, on the right hand side, you will find small boxes, some of which may have check marks. These checked boxes appear when the corresponding activity is complete.



Course Layout:


The course is broken into 13 units as follows:

MODULE 1: FORENSICS

Topic    

Course Learning Activities

(Percent of Learning Activities)

Course Completion

Milestones

Unit 1

 Science, Technology, and Forensics

(PLOs: F1, F2, H2, C1, C3)

  • Technology Fundamentals Activities (3%)
  • Unit 1 Content and Sci Tech Explorations Activities, Part 1 and Part 2 (5%)
  • Unit 1 Content and Forensics Activities: Crime Scene Investigation Assignment (5%)

Unit 1-13%

Unit 2

At the Lab

  • Unit 2 Content and Self-Guided Activities (4%)
  • Lab Analysis and Investigation: Activities and Assignments (3%)

Unit 2- 7%

Unit 3

Establishing Identities

  • Unit 3 Content and Self-Guided Activities (4%)
  • Establishing Identities: Activities and Assignments (3%)

Unit 3- 7%

MODULE 2: TRANSPORTATION

Topic    

Course Learning Activities

(Percent of Learning Activities)

 Course Completion

Milestones

Unit 4

An Introduction to Transportation

  • Unit 4 Content and Self-Guided Activities (4%)
  • Modes of Transportation: Activities and Assignments (3%)

Unit 4- 7%

Unit 5

A Closer Look at the Automobile

  • Unit 5 Content and Self-Guided Activities (4%)
  • Automobile Features and Fuel Sources: Activities and Assignments (3%)

Unit 5- 7%

Unit 6

Transportation Systems

  • Unit 6 Content and Self-Guided Activities (4%)
  • Transportation Systems and Projects: Activities and Assignments (3%)
  • Midterm Review and Exam (2%)
 Unit 6- 9%

MODULE 3: PERSONAL TECHNOLOGIES

 Topic  

 Course Learning Activities

(Percent of Learning Activities)

Course Completion

Milestones

Unit 7

An Introduction to Personal Technologies

  • Unit 7 Content and Self-Guided Activities (5%)
  • Personal Technologies, Impact, Music Piracy, and Mashup: Activities and Assignments (3%)

Unit 7- 8%


Unit 8

The Evolution of Personal Technologies

  • Unit 8 Content and Self-Guided Activities (5%)
  • Evolution of Personal Technologies, Limitations, Adoption and Convergence: Activities and Assignments (3%)

Unit 8- 8%


Unit 9

What's Coming Next?

  • Unit 9 Content and Self-Guided Activities (3%)
  • Emerging Technologies: Activities and Assignments (2%)

Unit 9- 5% 

MODULE 4: NATURAL RESOURCES & THE ENVIRONMENT

Topic    Course Learning Activities

(Percent of Learning Activities)

Course Completion

Milestones

Unit 10 

Major Resources of BC

  • Unit 10 Content and Self-Guided Activities (4%)
  • Natural Resources, Extraction, and the Environment: Activities and Assignments (3%)

Unit 10-7%


 Unit 11

Natural Resource Management

  • Unit 11 Content and Self-Guided Activities (4%)
  • Ecology, Sustainability, Resource Use over Time, Natural Resources Management: Activities and Assignments (3%)

Unit 11-7%


Unit 12

Our Impact on the Environment

  • Unit 12 Content and Self-Guided Activities (4%)
  • Climate Change, Taking Action, The Pine Beetle: Activities and Assignments (3%)

Unit 12-7% 

Unit 13

Technology and the Environment

  • Unit 13 Content and Self-Guided Activities (3%)
  • Technologies and the Environment: Activities and Assignments (3%)
  • Review and Final Exam (2%)
Unit 13-8% 

 

 

Resources:

Use the Moodle course booklets as a primary resource. There is also a companion website to complement the course.

    • This course does not require a textbook or workbook, and no textbook deposit is needed (all material is available online). 


Assessment: 

This course is divided into four modules (13 Units), with assignments, projects, quizzes, and two exams. Marks are assigned as follows:

 

Category
Weight (%)
Module 1 Assignments 15%
Module 2 Assignments 15%
Module 3 Assignments 15%
Module 4 Assignments 15%

Midterm Exam

20%

Final Exam

20%

  

Achievement is assessed as a measure of achievement relative to Ministry prescribed learning outcomes. These can be viewed by clicking the link.  

Curriculum may be viewed within the Ministry of Education Integrated Resource Package.


Delivery and Support:

This course can only be done online. Teacher and leaners work together in Moodle. The course is self-paced. Learners may start any time.


Communication:

Students may use the Moodle messaging system, email, Blackboard Collaborate video-conferencing, Skype or the phone. Learners are encouraged to initiate communication.


Technical Requirements:

Browser: Firefox or Chrome recommended

Internet: Cable or ADSL

 

Additional Software:

Adobe Reader, full Flash and Java support, an office suite, ability to play audio and video files

For additional information on computer requirements, please refer to the Computer Requirements and Standards section under Resources & Information on our home page, and to the contents of the Introductory Orientation Course.

 

For definitions of some terms please refer to our glossary.