Science for Citizens 11

Course Outline

 

Course Objectives

Science for Citizens is a unique take on the traditional science class. In Science for Citizens we strive to understand scientific problems through practical means and how they affect our daily lives. So, using real-life examples we look to understand complex theories and problems. Be prepared to engage in multiple hands-on projects, work collaboratively in teams, and think critically about specific problems.

 

Required Materials

You are required to bring a fully charged device, small binder/duotang, pen/pencil with you to each class.

 

Learning Outcomes

 Skills – Students will develop the skills required for scientific and technological inquiry, solving problems, communicating scientific ideas and results, working collaboratively, and making informed decisions. These skills can have implications to places of employment.

 

 Knowledge – Students will construct knowledge and understanding of multiple scientific concepts and apply their new understanding to interpret, integrate, and extend their knowledge of the world around them.

 

 Attitudes – Students will be encouraged to develop the attitude of a mindful person. Science for Citizens will open the mind of one’s surroundings so that they are more aware of the world that they live in. 

 

Topics

The following are possible topics that may be covered in class:

 

  • Health and Safety
  • Engineering/Physics
  • Flight Technology
  • Electronics
  • Robotics/Automation
  • Environment and Resources

 

Expectations

  • SAFETY is the most important aspect to any classroom/shop. All classroom behaviour must first fall under safe behaviour. Any UNSAFE acts to yourself, your peers, or anyone else can result in removal from the classroom temporarily or even permanently if necessary.

 

 

  • EVERY student must participate in clean up. This includes your table(s), surrounding areas, and tools/materials. 

 

 

  • Devices may only be used at appropriate times, or they will be confiscated until the end of class.

 

Evaluation

Grading will be based on the following four criteria:

  • 30% Assignments (written assignments and worksheets)
  • 50% Projects 
  • 20% Quizzes and Tests

 

Contact Information

I can be contacted through email and will usually respond within 24 hours. Parents/guardians play a big role in your education process. 

 

Phone: 604-941-6053

Email: akang@sd43.bc.ca