The aim of science education in the Atlantic provinces is to develop scientific literacy. Scientific literacy is an evolving combination of the science-related attitudes, skills, and knowledge students need to develop inquiry, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities; to become lifelong learners; and to maintain a sense of wonder about the world around them. To develop scientific literacy, students require diverse learning experiences which provide opportunity to explore, analyse, evaluate, synthesize, appreciate, and understand the interrelationships among science, technology, society, and the environment that will affect their personal lives, their careers, and their futures.

CDLI’s Sciences offers the following eLearning courses

Science 1206

This course develops fundamental concepts in each of the four major content areas: Life Science, Earth and Space Science, Chemistry, and Physics. Topics included in the course are sustainability of ecosystems, weather, chemical reactions and motion. It is intended to provide a broad scientific background and help students prepare for other optional high school science courses.

As with science curriculum at other grades, this consists of four units: one Life science, one Earth and Space science, and two Physical science units. The Common Framework of Science Learning Outcomes considered this to be the final science course that all students would be expected to follow. It is intended to help students prepare for selecting optional science courses at high school. Approximately one quarter of the time is allocated for each unit of the course.



Overview of Class Delivery Structure

Students enrolled in Science 1206 will be expected to attend at least 6 online Elive sessions out of 10 periods in a 14 day cycle. This number may fluctuate depending upon activities such as laboratory demonstration/instruction. Polycom sessions are utilized to assist students in a number of areas such as with lab setup and completion, extra assistance, project support, etc. The remaining 4 periods are intended to provide students with the time to complete assigned activities which support their learning of course content. The instructor is available during these periods to assist students if they should have questions or require extra support.

Tutorial sessions are often held after school for students. This is an optional support made available for students, in some cases upon their request.

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