Science 14/24

Science 14 (5 Credits)

This general program allows students to meet the credit requirements in science for an Alberta High School Diploma and also provides opportunities for transfer into the academic program. The focus is on helping students understand the scientific principles behind the natural events they experience and the technology they use in their lives.

The four units of study covered are:

  • Investigating Properties of Matter
  • Understanding Energy Transfer Technologies
  • Investigating Matter and Energy in Living Systems
  • Investigating Matter and Energy in the Environment

Science 24 (5 Credits)

This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Science 14. Such topics as chemical reactions, energy consumption, car safety, and biotechnology will be considered. This course is practical and lab oriented. Attention is given to the impact of science and technology on society. Completion of Science 24 is accepted for diploma graduation but not for Post-Secondary programs.

The four units of study covered are:

  • Applications of Matter and Chemical Change
  • Understanding Common Energy Conversion Systems
  • Disease, Defence and Human Health
  • Motion, Change and Transportation Safety
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