Earth Science 11


Chloe Faught


Science 10


This newly developed Earth Science 11 course fully meets the learning outcomes for the new BC Curriculum.

It is organized into the following units:

Unit 1: Earth Materials

  • Minerals and Rocks (Orientation Course)
  • Rock Cycle
  • Mining and Resource Extraction

Unit 2: Plate Tectonics

  • Plate Tectonics
  • Earthquakes

Unit 3: Atmosphere and Climate

  • The Atmosphere
  • Weather
  • Climate and Climate Change

Unit 4: Ocean and Hydrosphere

  • Inquiry on Hydrosphere

Unit 5: Earth within the Solar System

Students will be assessed with mid-unit quizzes, assignments, tests, and projects.






Student-paced – Students can complete a scheduling activity using the course scheduler. This will give students the big picture of their commitment and progress towards completion.


Earth Science 11 is an up-to-date course designed to meet the requirements of the new curriculum. Students will complete small field work assignments, assignments requiring them to collect and analyze data, and an inquiry project.

Students in the Greater Victoria area will write their tests at the SIDES Royal Oak campus located at 4575 Wilkinson Road.

Long distance students are responsible for arranging a test supervisor at a school, or academic institution (ex. college, university, or library). Tests supervisors will need to be approved by SIDES administration. Students should actively be arranging a test supervisor while completing the first unit of the course. Students will be required to schedule tests at times that are convenient for the test supervisor.


Students will be assessed with quizzes, assignments, tests, and projects.

There is a unit test after Unit 2 and Unit 5 only.

The units in the course are not all the same size--some are larger and some smaller. In terms of assignments, the breakdown of marks is:

Unit 1- 22%
Unit 2-17%
Unit 3- 31%
Unit 4- 20%
Unit 5- 10%

BC Performance Standards


Local students have access to the SIDES Student Tutoring Centre, where students can get face-to-face support. The teacher is also available to help long distance students by telephone, e-mail, or online virtual classes.


Students need access to a computer, high speed internet, and a printer to access and complete the lessons and assignments, and a scanner (or scanning App) to scan student work that will be submitted online.

Occasionally students will need access to a digital camera (like a phone camera).

All assignments must be submitted electronically. Paper copies will not be accepted, but a scanner is available at the Royal Oak SIDES campus for students to use.


Click here to view the Earth Science 11 Curriculum.

We acknowledge and thank the W̱SÁNEĆ people on whose traditional territory we live, learn, and teach.

We are a public K - 12 school and a proud member of School District #63 (Saanich).