Science 24

Program of Studies

Resources by Program of Studies


science.connect2 Teacher Resources 

Visualize Science This site will let both students and teachers interact with material on the web, rather than just reading text. Topics include: light and optics, mechanics, electricity and magnetism, life science, and wave theory.
Science 24 Interactivity Mr. Cormie has created some excellent interactivities for the new Science 24 curriculum. Activities include crosswords, fill in the blank, multiple choice, matching and word scramble puzzles. He will soon have all sixteen chapters completed.

Science Links

Unit A - Applications of Matter and Chemical Change

Unit B - Understanding Common Energy Conversion Systems

Real World Energy 
The unit is designed for Grade 11, Science 24 students and will cover topics such as energy dynamics, energy in living systems, producing and delivering energy, and the energy we use. This web site includes four interactive online activities, 15 downloadable activities ready for use right in the classroom, including online activities such as the Juiced Up Energy Quiz which teaches about Alberta’s sources of energy. 
Energy Literacy Series  The SEEDS Energy Literacy Series explores ten energy sources -- their uses, technologies, and associated issues. “Virtual Tours” use pictures and an interactive map of Canada to take you to sites where energy is obtained and produced. Graphics and animations show energy technologies in use. Issues, impacts, and outcomes examine some of the scientific, technological, societal, environmental, economic, and political issues associated with the energies. 
Energy Watch: Alternative Energy This is a Telus2Learn Special Edition. It contains links to websites devoted to solar, wind, tidal, biomass, geothermal, nuclear, and hydro energy alternatives.

Energy Conversions

ICT 5-1, The Physics of Roller Coasters 
How to Make a Roller Coaster Work 
Funderstanding Roller Coaster 
ICT 5-2, Honda Insight How Hybrid Cars Work

Electric Energy At Home

Power House This resource allows the student to calculate the cost of household appliances. 
Power This resource explains the definition and calculation of electric power using small appliances found in most homes. Using measurement of current and voltage, students are led to discover the equation, P = IV [power (in watts) = current (in amps) x voltage (in volts)]. Students will also learn about power ratings, which is a consideration when shopping for appliances. 
Energy Consumption This resource addresses the relationship between energy consumed and time of operation for appliances with a fixed power rating. By measuring energy and time for a number of common appliances, students are led to discover the equation, E = Pt [energy (in joules) = power (in watts) x time (in seconds)]. Operating cost based on a typical cost per kilowatt hour is introduced.
Household Energy Budget This resource addresses electric energy use and cost for typical appliances in a simulated household during a period of one month. Students can choose different models of appliances that have varying energy efficiencies, decide whether the appliance is optional or required, and consider use habits that affect electric energy consumption. In this way, students learn about the decisions that need to be made to live within a fixed budget for electric energy consumption. A glossary is included in the resource. 
Efficiency This resource explains that the energy efficiency of a device is calculated by comparing the useful energy output to the energy input. Using the resource, students can apply this information to predict the more efficient of two appliances and then calculate the efficiency of each to refute or support their prediction. 
Investigation 6-A Generating Electric Energy in Canada 
ICT 6-1, Carbide Willson 
Thomas Carbide Willson 
ICT 6-2, Generating Electricity with Coal 
Virtual Power Plant Tour 
Energy Alberta-Coal 
ICT 6-3, Conserving Electricity 
Ontario Ministry of Energy Computer Connect: Investigation 6-A Generating Electric Energy In Canada Page 103 
Epcor: Energy Efficiency Tools and Tips 

Energy For Life

ICT 7-1, Cholesterol Power Search 
ICT 7-2, Athletes and Energy 
Male Cross Country Skier
Meal Planning Tool Students use the Canada Food Guide to make choices from a restaurant menu. Disc Connect: Energy Transformations

Fossil Fuels

ICT 8-1, Oil and Water Reserves  Energy Watch: Oil This is a Telus2Learn Special Edition. It contains links to websites that feature topics such as: oil history in Alberta, research and development of oil resources, environmental impact, global perspectives, and the science of oil. 
Running On Empty 
Plan Now for a World Without Oil 
Energy Information Administration 
Water Science for Schools 
Selling Canada's Water 
ICT 8-2, Oil Sands 
Oil Sands Discovery Centre
How Oil Drilling Works 
World Energy Consumption 
ICT 8-4 Problems with Fossil Fuels 
Hidden Costs of Fossil Fuels

Unit C - Disease Defence and Human Health

Unit D - Motion, Change and Transportation Safety

A Need For Safety

ICT 13-1, Reaction Time 
Reaction Time Applet 
ICT13-2 EMR and EMT-A These courses have been discontinued and replaced by EMT-P  
Canadian Motor Vehicle Transportation Statistics 
Fastball Reaction Time

The Nature Of Speed

Computer Connect: Graphing Velocity Page 257 
Velocity Disc Connect

The Physics Of Collisions

Buying A Safer Car 
Safercar Disc Connect: Crash Test

Chapter 16 The Technology Of Safety

ICT 16-1, Guardrails
Crash Testing
Vehicle Safety Ratings 
Seat Belt History 
How Crash Testing Works