Science 10 - 5 credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Grade 9 Science
Recommendation for Success: Based on teacher recommendation in Grade 9 Science and in Grade 9 Math; Math 10 Common or Math 10 Candidate is advised.
Science 10 is an integrated academic course designed to help students understand and apply concepts and skills common to biology, chemistry, physics and the environmental sciences. The themes of Science 10 are: energy, matter and change in chemical, technological, living, and global systems. Skills in algebraic problem solving, in tabling and graphing data, and in writing are used throughout the course. Strong math skills are expected. Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS 2016) is learned. A final lab exam is scheduled for each student during the time of final examinations. There are many opportunities for activities, research, lab work and projects. Successful completion of Science 10 should allow the student to develop common skills and attitudes that are a part of the scientific process, and enable the student to make wise choices for the completion of a Science program in high school.
Science 14 - 5 credits
Science 14 is a course designed to provide an opportunity for success if students had difficulty in Grade 9 Science or Grade 9 Math. Science 14 should be considered if a student struggled with grade 9 Science and Math. The units to be covered in the course include properties of matter, energy transfer technologies, matter and energy in living systems, and matter and energy in the environment. Math skills are developed as well. Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS 2016) is also learned. If successful in Science 14, the student would normally complete Science 24 next.
Science 24 - 5 credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Science 14
Science 24 is intended to allow students to complete the Science credit requirements for an Alberta high school diploma (10 credits). There is no Science course that follows this one. Students should consider taking this course if their Science 14 grade is less than 80%, or they have been recommended to take this course by their Science 10 teacher. The concepts in Science 24 build on those developed in Science 14, and include a study of the applications of matter and chemical change, understanding common energy conversions systems, linking disease defense and human health, and studying motion change and transportation safety. Skills in group or team work, individual work, lab work, computer use, math skills, reading, writing and communication skills are usually developed in this course.
Science 20 - 5 credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Science 10
Recommendations for Success: 60% in Science 10. Successful completion of Math 10 Common (greater than 60%) is expected.
Science 20 is an academic Science course that has been designed to fit students’ needs if they intend to go into post-secondary studies leading to a non-Science career. This course is designed to help students become scientifically literate adults by exposing them to a variety of Science topics from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science. The theme of change is explored in relation to geologic evidence, matter and energy in the biosphere, in chemical systems, and in velocity, acceleration, force and momentum. Algebraic problem solving, tabling, graphing and writing skills are used throughout this course. Strong math and communication skills are recommended
Science 30 - 5 credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of any of Science 20, Chemistry 20, Biology 20 or Physics 20
Recommendations for Success: 60% in the prerequisite course. Successful completion of Math 20-1 is expected
Science 30 is an academic Science course. There is a major emphasis throughout this course upon developing skills in using scientific knowledge to make personal decisions. Science 30 continues the integration of the Science disciplines. The four units of study include living systems responding to their environment, chemistry in the environment, electromagnetic energy, and energy and the environment. Algebraic problem solving, tabling, graphing and writing skills are used throughout this course. Strong math and communication skills are required. A diploma exam is written upon completion of this course.