Science 30

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Diploma Exam Data Book Science

30 Interactive Media contains learning resources that address topics from the senior high school science curriculum: Living Systems Respond to Their Environment; Chemistry and the Environment; Electromagnetic Energy; and Energy and the Environment. The resource includes interactive Gizmos licensed from ExploreLearning. 

Use this resource to locate magazine articles, science experiments, science encyclopedia articles, images, audio & video clips, illustrations, graphs & web links related to a wide range of science study: earth science, science history, life science, space, physics, math, chemistry, biology, natural science, environmental science, biotechnology & more. 

Science 30 Project: Pesticide Resistance 
Science 30 Online Text The text, Teacher Resource Guide and  Textbook CD Resource  are posted online at Tools4Teachers. Teachers must have a T4T account to access these resources. 
HippoCampus A great physics and environmental science web site with video, animations, and interactive learning objects.

Unit A: Living Systems Respond to their Environment

Circulation and Immunity

Infectious Disease Bulletin - develop a concise bulletin to inform the general public about an infectious disease.

The Human Heart
Dissecting a Mammal's Heart 
Iron Fortified Cereals 
Vaccinations for Travel 
Battles in the Bloodstream VLE
Blood Pressure


Inheritance: It Runs in the Family

Genetics webquest - what will your children look like?

What is Mitosis/Meiosis?

Determining Numbers of Unique Offspring 
Building a DNA Molecule 
DNA the Genetic Material
Risk-Benefit Analysis: Genetically Modified Foods 

Genetics Web Lab Directory This is a completely interactive web site that features 15 different labs relating to genetics.

Unit B: Chemistry in the Environment

Acid Deposition

Taking a Stand-Emissions Testing
Testing a Hypothesis 
Prevailing Wind Patterns 
Assessing Factors Involved in Acid Deposition in Alberta 
Titration of an Acid with a Base 
Ambient Air Quality Monitoring 
Risks and Benefits of Clean Coal Technologies

The Chemical Legacy of Human Activity

Global Ozone Map
Ozone Mapping Centre 
Risk-Benefit Analysis of Renovating Materials 
Constructing a Database of Pesticides Used in the Home 
Toxic Substances List 
Using the GCMS and Bioremediation

Unit C: Electromagnetic Energy 

Electric and Magnetic Fields

Ohm Zone This is a simulation program that allows the student to explore Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's rules for electrical circuits.

Two Magnets 

ACE Real Time Solar Wind 

Building An Electric Motor 

The Simple Generator 

Working With Electric Meters - Electric Circuits, Cells in Series and Parallel, Bulbs in Series and Parallel 

Electrical Principles and Technologies 

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

Radio Telescopes

Canadian Space Technologies

Telescope Technologies

Tracking Space Based Telescopes and Other Satellites

Risks and Benefits of Deep Space Probes 

Spectral Analysis: Chemical Composition of the Stars 

Spectral Analysis: Understanding the Movement of Stars

Reflecting Telescopes 

Refracting Telescopes 

Unt D: Energy and the Environment

Dreams of Limitless Energy

Trends in Energy Use
Nuclear Fission 
Is Fission the Energy Source of the Future? 

The Alpha, Beta, and Gamma of Radiation This interactive resource from The Learning Federation simulates a radiation laboratory and allows students to explore the measurement of radiation from a range of isotopes. Students can choose an isotope, select a type of barrier, set the distance of the Geiger counter, and then record the amount of alpha, beta, and gamma radiation. Using the resource, students are able to test absorption effects of various materials on the radiation emission levels. Glossary terms, background information, and challenges to test and extend the student’s knowledge are also included. 

Fission Control This interactive resource from The Learning Federation allows students to explore the conditions that produce the greatest amount of electricity in a simulated nuclear reactor. Students choose materials for the control rods and a coolant for the reactor core; they then manipulate the control rod levels and the coolant flow rate to test the effects. Glossary terms, background information, and challenges to test and extend the student's knowledge are also included

Dreams of a Sustainable Future

Undermining Our Planet: The Oil Sands Report Card 
How Long Will Fossil Fuels Last? This is an e-library bookcart designed to be used with the Utilizing Technology activity on page 489. 
Okotoks-Moving Toward Sustainable Development 
SEEDS 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.