It is recommended that students complete Science 8.
Science 9 is an online, media-rich course designed to meet the new BC Science 9 Curriculum (2016).
The course offers interactive lessons, a variety of guided activities, assignments and labs, and rubric-based assessment.
The course consists of four units:
Unit One: Biology - a focus on the big idea that cells are derived from other cells.
Unit Two: Chemistry - a focus on the big idea of electron arrangement and chemical nature of atoms.
Unit Three: Physics - a focus on the big idea of electricity being the flow of electrons.
Unit Four: Earth Science - a focus on the big idea that the four spheres are interconnected as matter cycles and energy flows through them.
Science 9 is a self-paced course and students can begin throughout the year. Students are expected to finish their course within a one-year period.
Students are assessed on a variety of assignments in each unit, including labs, learning guides, discussion posts, quizzes and other activities. Assignments are submitted electronically through the course dropbox to ensure prompt feedback. Most assessments are rubric-based.
Each unit is worth 25%. There are tests after the Chemistry and Physics units and a choice of projects at the end of the Biology and Earth Science units. .
- Basic technical skills
- Reliable high-speed Internet
- Up-to-date computer and software
- Students must have their own email address.